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Lots of us will be looking for things to do this spring – particularly around the time of the Easter school holidays.

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.

Celebrity brand strategist and social media guru Phil Pallen provided expert advice on how to develop personal brands at an event at the University of Suffolk.

For more than 150 years, it was at the heart of Ipswich’s milling business – but now one of the last surviving parts of the former Cranfield’s site is getting a new lease of life.

Registration is now open for one of Suffolk’s most highly anticipated mass cycling events, which this year is backing St Elizabeth Hospice.

The Ipswich office of regional professional recruitment specialist Pure is on the move.

Beer and ale lovers in Ipswich will be raising a pint in celebration this year as the town is hosting six different beer festivals between April and the end of the year.

The Brewery Tap, one of the most popular pubs in Ipswich, is closing down next week.

Looking for days out, with or without children, this weekend and beyond? Here is our weekly round up of days out ideas.

Leisure boat operators at Ipswich Waterfront are joining forces for a first Open Boat Weekend to launch their 2017 seasons.

Ipswich’s role as the county town of Suffolk is being questioned, with some suggesting Bury St Edmunds is more deserving of the title.

Suffolk has hundreds of works of public art in its towns and villages – some loved, some loathed; some ignored and some celebrated.

Adults and youngsters across Ipswich have been showing their support for next month’s Red Nose Day, as Comic Relief’s DJ Boogie made a special visit.

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.

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

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.

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

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 will be visiting the University of Suffolk next month to present an event on how a personal brand can help you achieve your goals.

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

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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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