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Dr Krissie Wilson, a UCS on Ipswich Waterfront

Why do people believe in so many weird things?

Keith Sadler at his home in Stowmarket.

A singer-songwriter from Suffolk whose life turned in a different direction due to health problems has released an album.

Lawrence Farrow of The Juice Works

The JuiceWorks moves across the Waterfront

Maritime expert Des Pawson, from Ipswich, with a bundle of historic sailcloth.
Des is one of the organisers and speakers at the MHE conference - East Anglian Maritime Heritage, Past Present & Future at UCS Waterfront Building on Saturday May 21, 2016

When Ipswich supplied the sails for the king’s warships

The former Cranfields site on the Waterfront which is to be converted into flats.

A Victorian building that has been empty for nearly 20 years could have a new lease of life as a block of new studio and one-bedroomed flats.

Queen visiting Ipswich in 1977

The Queen has been to Suffolk and Essex many times – private visits as well as the showpiece official dates that linger long in the memory.

Tally-Ho Trotters, the Pigs Gone Wild mascot, visits Christchurch Mansion.

Christchurch Mansion played host to an unusual visitor this week as the Pigs Gone Wild mascot took a snout around the artworks on display.

Photographic art auction at UCS Waterfront building helped raise funds for the Photographic degree students end-of-year shows

UCS Waterfront photographic art auction proves a great success

Reporter Matt Stott meets Ipswich-based Master Wong, a world-renowned martial arts expert.

“The way you do anything, is the way you do everything.”

Business leaders at the launch of Tech East.

Suffolk and Norfolk need to become a magnet for the best technical talent, leaders said today at the launch of a new body to promote the region’s digital sector.

Local election count at Corn exchange Ipswich

Ipswich is the only Suffolk council to have widespread elections on May 5 – although the whole county will be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Richard MacRae, Carol Gant, Simon Hallsworth and Ellie DeGory at St Clements Church, Ipswich.

A disused medieval church in Ipswich is due to be brought back to life this summer in the shape of a vibrant arts centre and music venue.

Winter landscape by Chris Myhill

Twenty two art photography students, two degree shows, one funding campaign!

Crafted supports bike event

Sponsors are aiming to have 1,000 cyclists taking part in the Crafted Classique sportive which is returning to Ipswich Waterfront this summer.

Ipswich Sugar Beet factory, Sproughton

Ipswich council is looking to appoint two senior officers to try to sell the town to potential new businesses.

(left to right) Sam and Max Parnell of Measured Brilliance/SIMS with Roger Beaton, Nick Marshall and Andrew Diver of Beatons Group.

Accountants support digital marketing group SIMS

Left to right: David Jacobs, Homestyle UK Windows Ltd, Lindsay Wright, Cake Shop Bakery, Graham Shemmings and Geoff Hawkins, Homestyle UK Windows Ltd. Pic: Simon Ballard.

There’s less than a month left for Suffolk businesses to get their hands on a pig and put themselves on the map for interactive sculpture trail Pigs Gone Wild.

Police were called to the Waterfront last night. Image: PeterCutts

Police were called to the Ipswich Waterfront last night at around 12.30am to reports of a man threatening to throw himself off a building.

The UCS Waterfront building in Ipswich.

The Eastern Enterprise Hub is supporting an event in Ipswich later this week which aims to guide students who are thinking about becoming self-employed following their studies.

Dave completing his stretch of the Olympic torch relay on July 5, 2012

A public appeal for a “perfect photo” capturing the exact moment an Olympic torch bearer gave his five-year-old daughter a kiss during Ipswich’s 2012 torch relay launches today.

Police were called to the Waterfront last night. Image: PeterCutts

Finding out about freelancing at University special event

The Swan at Lavenham

Spring provides the perfect backdrop to a relaxing afternoon tea. But where to go? Here we bring you the best of Suffolk.

A man and woman stand opposite each other, holding each other's hand, along the route of Bus 344 which runs from Appold Street to Clapham Common.<br><br>[This image was photographed through the window of one of London's double decker busses and is part of 'Last Stop', a photo project now published as a book, which aims to document the city, its movements and migrations, its landscape and architecture, its diversity and energy.]

All aboard for PhotoEast – photographer in residence on Ipswich Buses

La Balagne

As it can be a bit pricier than other Mediterranean islands, Andrea Powell set about finding out.

Committee members Claire Bewley, Amanda Crichton and Natasha Southgate at the launch of Womankind at Grand Central Diner

New fun and fundraising group for businesswomen launched in Ipswich

The plans for the development of the Brewery Tap / Tolly Cobbold Brewery in Ipswich.

In the wake of the announcement that Ipswich Cornhill is to be transformed Paul Geater looks at what is happening in Suffolk’s county town.

Ipswich artist Lois Cordelia has been selected  to create a pig for Pigs Gone Wild.

Ipswich will be immortalised in the form of a large pig sculpture as part of a charity art project.

Ipswich Waterfront  Pinhole Photography Project

Lottery-backed Welcome to the Waterfront photgraphy will feature in PhotoEast Festival

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild project.
Sam Catling and Megan Proud at the Dogs Head Street branch.

A Suffolk hospice is asking people to donate any pre-loved pig-related items to their shop as part of a huge project this year.

Sally Hammond teaches Jacob Lawrence, nine, about the saxophone during a charity concert raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

More than £1,000 was raised for St Elizabeth Hospice during a children’s music concert held in Ipswich.

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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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