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The Orwell Quay flats are next to the Aurora restaurant at the Ipswich Waterfront.

New security measures have had to be introduced in flats near Ipswich Waterfront after homeless people managed to get into communal areas to seek shelter.

The new owners of Flawless Image in Fore Street, Ipswich. Clair Cooper, left, and Emma Tucker. Picture: FLAWLESS IMAGE

An Ipswich entrepreneur has got a new business under her name - after becoming the new owner of Ipswich salon Flawless Image.

Grounded Movement's Temujin Gill will be leading the Lindy Hop workshop at Ipswich Jazz Festival. Picture: Temujin Gill

The full line-up for the return of the Ipswich Jazz Festival has been announced – with a mix of live music, workshops, dance and film set for the summer spectacular weekend.

Old St Mary Quay Place

Plagues, bombs, criminals, floods and storms – St Mary’s Church in Ipswich has seen its fair share of drama in its 700 year history.

Could an expanded Ipswich become a more successful retail centre?

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

Celebrity brand strategist and social media guru Phil Pallen who is visiting the University of Suffolk

Celebrity brand strategist and social media guru Phil Pallen will be visiting the University of Suffolk next month to present an event on how a personal brand can help you achieve your goals.

The five runners who won the Great East Run and Archant competition. l-r:  Sara Spreadbridge, Tony Holland, Paula Shepherd, Jeff Allum, and Faith Archer. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

A breast cancer survivor, a former 20-stone man and a rugby coach are among the winners of a Great East Run competition.

Avocado is an ingredient used often in vegan meals

Being vegan is not the social nightmare it once was.

12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. The Great House, Lavenham

We round up some of the best places to eat in East Anglia on Valentine’s Day

ABP's Ipswich docks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Here’s a question for you, says Ipswich MP Ben Gummer. Which port in the United Kingdom last year exported more agricultural products than anywhere else? Felixstowe? Southampton? Hull? Liverpool?

The launch of #mediadiscovery 2017. From left, Emily Rowling, University of Suffolk event management student; Suzanne Nolan, employment development lecturer at the University of Suffolk; Penny Arbuthnot, director at Genesis PR; Ellie Brown, Genesis PR apprentice; and Laura Locke, event and tourism management senior lecturer and course leader at the University of Suffolk.

Suffolk students are being invited to explore the range of careers available in the creative media sector at an interactive event taking place later this month.

Team GB Olympian and middle distance runner Andy Vernon at the official launch of the Great East Run 2017, in Ipswich

The Great East Run could add millions of pounds to the Ipswich and Suffolk economy every year, it has been predicted.

Bird box making event at Holywells Park, Ipswich

Ipswich has been ranked as one of the most popular half-term holiday hotspots in the UK ahead of the February school break.

Silent Street, Ipswich

Instagram gives us a window to the lighter things in life - from colourful street scenes to historic city scapes and delicious looking meals.

Proposals for the new homes at Grafton Way by Plutus Estates.

Ambitious proposals to build more than 250 homes along with a three-star hotel, restaurants on the site previously earmarked for Tesco in central Ipswich have been shown off in the town.

Archaeologists have started work on the  oldest part of Ipswich , formerly the St Peter’s Warehouse site at Stoke Bridge,  before redevelopment.
Clare Jackson at the dig.

A team of archaeologists have moved on to what could be one of the oldest sites in the oldest English town in the search for more clues about our Anglo Saxon past.

The camp set up on Ipswich Waterfront by a group of rough sleepers. Pictures taken by Gregg Brown in January 2017.

The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Suffolk has doubled in just one year, new figures have revealed.

Ipswich Docks from the air in June 1971. The University of Suffolk building now stands where the Eastern Counties Farmers silo was on Neptune Quay. Picture: David Kindred/Archant

We recently featured photographs of Ransomes Sims and Jefferies Orwell Works, Ipswich, and readers have responded with memories of their time there and have added names to those in the photographs featured.

Proposed development of land next to Grafton Way, Ipswich.

One of the largest development sites in central Ipswich has been sold – and could be used for scores of new homes as well as a hotel and restaurants.

Land near Mather Way in Ipswich. Planning has been accepted for 21 houses.

Plans have been submitted to build 21 town houses on a disused piece of land near Ipswich Waterfront.

Hull History Centre - designed by the team that has been chosen to build

Could the new heritage centre near Ipswich Waterfront look anything like this spectacular civic building in the UK’s capital of culture?

Team GB Olympian and middle distance runner Andy Vernon at the official launch of the Great East Run 2017, in Ipswich

A major new half marathon in the region, the Great East Run, is set to launch in Ipswich this year, it has been announced.

The Great North Run in Newcastle in 2016, featuring over 50,000 runners. Photo: Steve Drew/PA Wire.

A new half marathon, the Great East Run Ipswich, is set to launch in Suffolk this year, attracting thousands of runners to the town.

Runners taking part in the Great North Run in Newcastle last year. The first ever Great East Run will take place on September 24 this year

It’s a huge coup for Ipswich to be chosen as the home for the first ever Great East Run - an event which will attract national attention.

The former county council social club in Rope Walk, Ipswich, which is to be demolished and replaced with new homes.

Ipswich town centre could be getting more new homes – this time on the site of the former county council social club in Rope Walk.

The 2017 Hidden Harms conference at the University of Suffolk. Pictured: Dr Emma Bond, University of Suffolk. Pic: Gregg Brown.

A national conference discussing how mental health issues affect young people and what support should be provided took place at the University of Suffolk today.

Spirit yachts, Ipswich 
Nigel Stuart and Sean McMillan ( left)

There have been boats built in Ipswich for many hundreds of years - sailboats and working boats and barges, and all many of maritime craft.

Liz Harsant is enjoying her new life in the town centre

Having sold her house in Salisbury Road and moved into a newly-converted two-bedroomed flat in Ipswich town centre. former council leader Liz Harsant is loving in the heart of the town.

Where will the Northern Bypass go?

Today the potential routes for the northern bypass - taking traffic away from Ipswich town centre - have been revealed but it could take at least 15 years for any work on a new road to start.

Felixstowe Ferry, closed while waiting for the high tide to pass. Photo: Stephen Squirrell

Warnings of life-threatening floods are in place in Suffolk tonight as coastal communities prepare for high tides.

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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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