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Illustrated talk about the hisotry of Ipswich docks and the river Orwell

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, it’s more important than ever to support our local traders.

One quarter of a million people visited Ipswich to enjoy the Pigs Gone Wild art trail over the summer, and spent an extra £1million in the town.

This was the scene in the 1970s when the Eastern Counties Farmers Mill loomed over the wet dock area of Ipswich.

Celebration time at family business CoffeeLink on the Ipswich Waterfront

Ipswich based start-up company Beer and Co has launched two new real ales, named to honour stalwarts of the town’s rich history.

Historic Waterfront venue, Isaacs on the Quay, has been chosen as regional winner in The Wedding Industry Awards.

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

Four men arrested after a teenager was shot in Ipswich have been released on police bail.

Residents told how they were left frightened when an 18-year-old was shot near their home in Ipswich today,

Record year for sailing barge Victor from Ipswich

House prices in Ipswich are going up by one of the highest rates in the country as the number of new homes is showing only a stuttering recovery from the depths of the recession.

New figures from the government’s Office of National Statistics show just how difficult it has been to get new homes built in the teeth of the recession and the slow recovery.

Josh Turner of Stand for Socks from Stowmarket, took part in the Social Enterprise ‘Market Place’ at the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016 ceremony held in London last week.

The Ipswich mother who campaigned for the return of a real Christmas tree to the town’s Cornhill has welcomed the news that a traditional tree will return in 2017.

Waterfront-based creative agency Trebuchet continues to whisk up business after a baking hot summer

A new campaign to boost the economic power of cultural events and activities across Norfolk and Suffolk has been launched in Ipswich by the chief executive of the Arts Council of England.

Ashtons Legal is delighted to announce that they have expanded the firm further with the appointment of two new solicitors in their Ipswich office.

Kim King and Bee Belby recently joined Ashtons in their iconic quayside building in Ipswich’s bustling Waterfront area.

When businessman Aidan Coughlan bought the historic Isaac Lord buildings, some of which date back to medieval times, there were people who thought he was mad.

Archant’s new Suffolk headquarters opened for business this morning at the junction of Princes Street and Portman Road in Ipswich.

Work to rebuild the Princes Street/Queen Street area in Ipswich town centre is now centred on Giles’ Circus – but county chiefs have promised this will be clear by the time the Christmas lights go on next month.

More than three million day visitors to Ipswich helped to swell tourism business coffers by £250m last year, according to new statistics.

Seventeen entrepreneurs from School for Social Entrepreneurs East, at Ipswich Waterfront have graduated from Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Forget Dance East, the Willis Building, Cranfield Mill and Endeavour House, take a trip back to Ipswich in the 1960s.

Ipswich house prices have soared by 11.6% in a year, with investment in retail, improving transport and growing employment opportunities making the town increasingly attractive, according to estate agents.

Efforts to clear up an anti-social behaviour hotspot in Ipswich have been given staunch backing by a ward councillor.

The Port of Ipswich has reported a boom in visitor numbers.

From a derelict shell of a former church to a vibrant health and wellbeing centre for the community, St Mary at the Quay yesterday marked a significant step in its 700-year-plus history as it officially reopened its doors to the public.

Standing proudly beside the University of Suffolk’s library, the freshly-revamped Atrium building is a part of the establishment’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

We became accustomed to seeing the larger-than-life pigs on the streets of Ipswich this summer but yesterday there was a surprise sighting of two of the much-loved characters at the marina.

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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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