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A new £19m pot has been unveiled for projects which will boost skills and productivity across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The beacon of the historic LV18 lightship has been lighting up the Ipswich skies this week - to celebrate graduations at the University of Sufolk.

The words of First World War soldiers will be brought to life at an Ipswich arts festival.

The first of the University of Suffolk’s 2018 graduation ceremonies took place yesterday with former secretary to Sir Bobby Robson, Patricia Godbold among those being honoured.

The LV18 lightship, the last working light ship, will switch on its beacon and light up Ipswich Waterfront tonight.

The Harwich lifeboat were out on the River Orwell at the weekend dealing with a supposed crash between the Orwell Lady river cruiser and the sailing barge Victor.

Fundraisers were out in earnest in Ipswich today to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Approval has been given for £1.1million of cash to be pumped into key projects in Babergh.

The best of the best new Suffolk buildings feature in the first Suffolk RIBA autumn exhibition, opening at the Waterfront Building at the University of Suffolk.

This cuddly baby seal was spotted in Suffolk, sunning himself at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club – and one lucky photographer managed to snap the perfect picture.

Ten inspiring local women will be offering free ‘speed mentoring’ to the next generation at a festival on Ipswich Waterfront on Saturday, October 6.

The owners of an historic Ipswich pub are turning to it’s namesake to celebrate their transition from leasehold to freehold.

Work to create The Hold heritage centre in the heart of Ipswich is now well under way – with heavy piling due to start on the site later this month.

The LV18 Lightship, the last example of a working lightship, has arrived at Ipswich Waterfront for a residency.

Gaming experts from around the world will be at the University of Suffolk next month for a major development conference.

The Spread Eagle in Fore Street, Ipswich - by reputation Ipswich’s oldest pub - is now opening from 8am to serve coffees, teas and breakfast pastries.

A choir has started its autumn season on a high note with a £500 donation.

Gin lovers in Ipswich are in for a treat as Briarbank Bar and Brewery hosts its second gin festival of the year this weekend, through September 28 to 30.

It’s the third gin festival the Briarbank Bar and Brewery has held so far.

The historic lightship the LV18 is coming to Ipswich at last, after a couple of weeks of delays.

More than 100 people are preparing to pound the pavements for a major walking event aimed at raising vital cash for Alzheimer’s research.

An East Anglian firm of accountants have raised thousands of pounds for a hospice ahead of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk next year.

Three fire crews and an air ambulance attended a high-rise building in Ipswich after a person was taken ill in a fifth floor flat.

A heroic off-duty policeman who saved a woman from drowning in Ipswich has spoken out about the incident as he scooped an award for his life-saving actions.

Homebrewers are getting the chance to brew up a winning beer with Ipswich-based Briarbank microbrewery.

As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields.

Thousands of people ran through the streets of Ipswich today for the Simplyhealth Great East Run - can you see anyone you know in the pictures?

More than 70 roads in Ipswich have been closed today while the Simplyhealth Great East Run takes place - find out when you can expect each road to re-open.

The Great East run is currently taking place in Ipswich - see if you can spot your friends and family in our videos.

More than 3,500 runners are expected to take to the streets of Ipswich for the Great East Run - here are the key details you need to know including road closures, where to park and timings.

With the Great East Run taking place today we round up what you need to know about one of the most anticipated races in the region.

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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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