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St Margarets Street, Ipswich, from Majors Corner, in the 1930s

From the Dock, now known as The Waterfront, to the streets in and around the town centre, we see many changes in Ipswich town centre.

Rushmere Hall Primary School pupils Lana Inniss, Charlotte Aldous and Lottie Layton designed the school's  Pigs Gone Wild pig.

The beauty of wildlife was captured by pupils at Rushmere Hall Primary School when they designed their entry for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

Steam Punk Pig - Birketts entry for Pigs Gone Wild

Staff at Ipswich-based law firm Birketts are welcoming a new member to the team ahead of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail - Steam Punk Pig.

Lois Cordelia painting Pig-Geswyk for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

Hundreds people visited an artist as she decorated a pig sculpture with Ipswich’s best known landmarks.

Children from Springfield Infants school, Ipswich take part in the St Elizabeth Pigs gone wilds event by painting four mini pigs.

The pigs have been let loose and it is your job to hunt them out - and take as many selfies as possible.

Filming in Ipswich Waterfront

Michael Portillo films his Great British Railway Journeys

Tam Webster excavating the car park at the EADT  and Ipswich Star at Lower Brook Street.

There’s been something happening right on our doorstep this week... and we’ve been looking into it. The digging of holes offers a tantalising glimpse of the past, and the chance to dream. Ellis Barker reports.

Images from the Libby Hall collection c/o Bishopsgate Institute are going on display for the PhotoEast exhbition in The Cut, Halesworth, where Bill Jackson will have a up a pop-up studio

The inseparable bond between man and dog will be celebrated by a month-long photographic exhibition in Halesworth.

The Question Mark at UCS in Ipswich

Ipswich Waterfront is set to become home to a full university on August 1.

The UCS James Hehir Building in Ipswich.

University Campus Suffolk has won its independence – and is set to be a stand-alone university from August 1.

Ipswich Maritime Trust image archive contains hundreds of photographs over the history of the Wet Dock area, since Victorian times

The wonders of Ipswich Waterfront going on the world wide web

The Pigs Gone Wild pig design by 4 year old Mille Blyth at Moat Barn Nursery in Hasketon celebrated with staff and the other children.

A sparkling new addition has been unveiled for this summer’s Pigs Gone Wild art trail through Ipswich.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

A world record-breaking athlete who has been honoured for her services to sport will be leading discussions at a Suffolk conference next week on the challenges facing disabled people who want to become more active.

Lois Cordelia at La tour Cycle Cafe with owner Anna Matthews.

Artist Loïs Cordelia will take her paint brush to a large pig sculpture next week and is calling on the community to drop by and take a look.

National Nurses Day at UCS Waterfront building on Monday

Careers in nursing in the spotlight at UCS

Centre manager Mike Sorhaindo at the Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich.

Shoppers are flocking to the new-look Sailmakers Shopping Centre as it continues to buck national high street trends.

No 28-36 Tacket Street, including the former First Floor Club night club, is for sale by auction on May 25, 2016

A landmark building in Tacket Street, Ipswich is set to be sold at auction with planning permission already in place for the creation of 16 apartments.

This week is national sandwich week

This week is National Sandwich week and to celebrate the lunchtime staple we bring you a list of ten of the best Suffolk sarnie shops.

Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their pets

The Ipswich Star is today renewing its appeal to report dog owners who fail to pick up their pet pooch’s mess, after figures revealed that zero fines were issued in the town in the last 12 months.

The Steamboat Tavern, Ipswich
Landlords Rob Young and Andrew Barlow behind the bar

Two year celebration for the team at Ipswich Waterfront pub

The Lord Nelson pub in Fore Street, Ipswich. Pic: Fleurets

The Lord Nelson pub has emerged as the latest historical venue to go up for sale in Ipswich.

Peregrine chicks nesting in The Mill, Ipswich Waterfront

A project to provide a safe nesting place for peregrine falcons in Ipswich has proved a success after images of five chicks were shared this morning.

The UK's first-ever dedicated congenital heart research centre opens at University Campus Suffolk. Raquel Mendes and David Ling at work.

A dedicated congenital heart research centre – the first of its kind in the UK – officially opened at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) in Ipswich today.

Andrew Harston (ABP - Short Sea Ports Director) is pictured in Ipswich with a sneak preview of their pigs tail for Pigs Gone Wild.

Ipswich Blue will be taking in the nautical views of Ipswich when the Pigs Gone Wild sculptures take over the town this summer.

Many of the houses in Cromwell Street, Ipswich were due for demolition when this photograph was taken in the mid 1960s.
(Photo by Jack Keen)

Nearly 60 years ago a plan was drawn up for Ipswich to cope with the rise of the motor car by creating a dual carriageway around the town centre.

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.

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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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