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Fri, 17:57

Photographs depicting the “painful” experiences of refugees will go on display in Ipswich to remind viewers of the human cost of conflict.

A final 500 entries have been released for the inaugural Great East Run, which takes place in Ipswich this September.

The second tower at the Regatta Quay development became a very visible symbol of how the recession hit Ipswich after work there stopped at the end of 2009.

The towering Winerack – the skeletal apartment building on Ipswich Waterfront halted by the economic recession – is to finally be completed with £20m from the public sector.

Ipswich Borough Council has insisted Wolsey’s Gate is being cared for after getting complaints about rubble left near the historic structure.

Law firm Prettys has launched its latest art exhibition ‘Echo’ at an evening reception for staff, clients and contributing artists.

Eight businesses have made it through to the final of the 2017 Suffolk Young Enterprise competition.

Proposals to build a new multi-storey car park on Crown Street in Ipswich are set to get the final go-ahead from borough planners next week.

Work to pedestrianise Queen Street in the heart of Ipswich and create a new alternative venue for Ipswich market is over-running and has not been completed in time for Easter as planned.

The University of Suffolk’s “Year of Celebration”, marking its creation as a stand-alone university, is to have its own official beer.

The University of Suffolk has teamed up with Coddenham brewers Calvors to produce a new beer called Suffolk Graduate.

An organisation launched last year to attract more visitors to Ipswich is teaming up with the University of Suffolk to stage a tourism conference in the town next month.

Elite athletes and charity runners are being warned they may miss out if they don’t sign up for the first ever Great East Run soon.

An Ipswich property company has unveiled 14 new “Manhattan-style” apartments after converting the town’s historic Electric House building with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Cranfield Brothers first built at Ipswich Docks, close to Stoke Bridge, back in 1884, writes David Kindred as he takes his weekly look back at the history of Ipswich.

A fleet of spectacular Tall ships has sailed into Ipswich Waterfront as part of their race around the North Sea.

First leisure boat operators Open Weekend at Ipswich Waterfront is hailed a great success.

Suffolk-based Gough Hotels has beaten off competition from national and international chains to pick up two trophies at the 2017 Hotel Marketing Awards.

School’s out today as children - and teachers - start their two-week Easter holidays and with the weather reaching Med-like temperatures, it is time to get out and enjoy the very best of Suffolk.

Great British Pottery Throwdown winner Ryan Barrett is among the artists to have donated artwork to a charity auction being held on the Waterfront, in Ipswich.

The Old Bell Inn has become the latest of the town’s fine old buildings to be rescued from dilapidation but more needs to be done to protect other at risk buildings.

One of Ipswich’s most historic timber-framed buildings, close to the Waterfront, has been lovingly restored for use as a funeral home.

Details of the latest products and services from the world’s leading technology companies will be streamed live on a big screen to the Suffolk tech community this spring as they are announced.

There was a good turnout for a special Giles event, organised by the Rotary Club of Ipswich Orwell, last Saturday.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis climbs aboard Mariners on Ipswich’s Waterfront for a touch of the high life - without the price tag.

For those of us who know and care about Ipswich, the last seven days have been one of the most exciting weeks in the town’s recent history, writes Paul Geater.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is recruiting for its highly popular Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneur Programme 2017.

Sponsors and partners have met for the official launch of this year’s Anglia Business Exhibition.

This is the bold new look that is set to be created at Ipswich Cornhill next year after the views of the public – and expert bodies – were taken into account.

One of the world’s best-known architect practices has won the race to design three new bridges over the docks 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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