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Friday, June 15, 2018

Police were called to Ipswich Waterfront this evening following an alcohol-fuelled disturbance.

Throwback Thursday returns once again this time looking back to June 1986 and we kick things off with Michael Caine making an appearance around Ipswich Waterfront.

Make sure you have something to look forward to this weekend with our guide.

Some of the country’s top cyclists will be on show today for the first stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, described as “the most prestigious stage race of the season”, which sets off from Framlingham and ends in Southwold.

Independent business in The Saints area of Ipswich are getting together to promote retail and leisure on their streets.

The World Cup will soon be kicking off - so where can you watch the action? Here are some of the best spots in and around Ipswich to catch summer’s biggest sporting event.

Eyes turned skyward today as the Queen’s Birthday flypast soared over Suffolk – while those in the aircraft had a fantastic bird’s eye view of the towns and villages below.

Historic light ship, the LV 18 which appeared in pirate radio movie The Boat That Rocked, is coming to Ipswich.

Isaacs on the Quay supporting community events, Ipswich Maritime Festival and Elmer’s Big Parade

A community cafe in Ipswich has re-opened its doors after moving to its new home on the waterfront.

A University of Suffolk student has been left devastated after her precious artwork was stolen from a faculty exhibition.

Celebrating the best of businesses from the BME community in Ipswich and Suffolk

Eighteen teams battled it out on the water to be crowned the first ever winners of the Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge.

Ipswich Waterfront will be a hive of activity on Saturday as it hosts the town’s first Dragon Boat Festival and the ‘Classics on the Quay’ Mini car rally.

A Friday-night dance performance by a couple from TV’s Strictly will get the weekend started in style, before a boat show, a theatre festival and lots more to enjoy.

Preparations are well under way for Ipswich’s Great East Run later this year – with up to 3,500 participants expected to take part.

We take a look at some of the Suffolk pubs which have outdoor sitting so you can enjoy a nice cold beverage in the sun.

Little ships involved in rescuing soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk added a splash of colour to Ipswich Waterfront this weekend.

The work of a number of Suffolk photographers is to be proudly displayed along Ipswich Waterfront later this month after they were selected as winners in a festival’s Instagram campaign.

International, national and local stars are all on the bill for the Ipswich Jazz Festival next month.

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

Rope and knots can be considered the building blocks of civilisation.

Could Lloyds Avenue be transformed into a traffic-free haven for pavement cafes and Wolsey’s Gate become the centre of a pedestrianised Waterfront square?

Preparations are underway to turn the Ipswich Waterfront into an outdoor photography gallery for the upcoming PhotoEast festival.

There’s still time to pick up your paddles and sign up for Ipswich’s first ever Dragon Boat Festival.

Fancy a silent disco night at the museum? That’s just one of the entertainment options in the Ipswich area this weekend, as well as concerts, sales and a funfair.

Students from the University of Suffolk have been working with the Ipswich Vision Partnership to develop a new logo which is now on show at the Cornhill mural in the town centre.

Walkers will once again take to the streets of Ipswich to raise money for dementia research – and this year the challenge is expanding.

Developers met dignitaries atop Ipswich’s until-recently abandoned ‘Winerack’ building to celebrate the unblocking of a stalled regeneration project.

Hundreds of people laced up their running shoes to take part in the Ipswich Twilight 5k extravaganza – with four elite athletes smashing a British record.

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For centuries, the Ipswich Dock has played a vital role in the town’s economic success.

The docks sit on a bend in the River Orwell and have been in operation since at least the 8th century, in fact, when the wet dock area was constructed in 1842 it was the biggest enclosed dock in the UK.

The vision of the Victorian town fathers has produced a facility that is still important for commerce and now as an attraction for local people and tourists.

In 1997 the port was sold by Ipswich Ports Ltd to Associated British Ports and soon after new facilities were built, bringing about the first wave of the Waterfront regeneration.

The next wave came in 2000, when a £1.9m agribulk storage facility opened, new automated lock gates were installed and the 180-berth Ipswich Haven Marina opened – bringing the yachting fraternity to Ipswich.

The Old Custom House was refurbished and restored and new buildings began springing up along the quaysides and beyond, including The Salthouse Hotel – Ipswich’s only 4-star hotel, University Campus Suffolk, which opened in 2008, and controversial development The Mill, which is East Anglia’s tallest building.

The Jerwood DanceHouse brings an artistic touch to the Waterfront while Isaacs, The Waterfront Bistro, Aurora, The Last Anchor and Coffee Link all offer food, drink and entertainment.

There are regular events celebrating the past, present and future including the summer Maritime Festival.

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