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Work to rebuild the Princes Street/Queen Street area in Ipswich town centre is now centred on Giles’ Circus – but county chiefs have promised this will be clear by the time the Christmas lights go on next month.

More than three million day visitors to Ipswich helped to swell tourism business coffers by £250m last year, according to new statistics.

Seventeen entrepreneurs from School for Social Entrepreneurs East, at Ipswich Waterfront have graduated from Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Forget Dance East, the Willis Building, Cranfield Mill and Endeavour House, take a trip back to Ipswich in the 1960s.

Ipswich house prices have soared by 11.6% in a year, with investment in retail, improving transport and growing employment opportunities making the town increasingly attractive, according to estate agents.

Efforts to clear up an anti-social behaviour hotspot in Ipswich have been given staunch backing by a ward councillor.

The Port of Ipswich has reported a boom in visitor numbers.

From a derelict shell of a former church to a vibrant health and wellbeing centre for the community, St Mary at the Quay yesterday marked a significant step in its 700-year-plus history as it officially reopened its doors to the public.

Standing proudly beside the University of Suffolk’s library, the freshly-revamped Atrium building is a part of the establishment’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

We became accustomed to seeing the larger-than-life pigs on the streets of Ipswich this summer but yesterday there was a surprise sighting of two of the much-loved characters at the marina.

Ipswich’s controversial white Christmas tree is here to stay – but a traditional tree could return in time for 2017.

People and businesses in Ipswich are being urged to challenge the way they think, act and talk about dementia as part of a new campaign.

Miracle baby Lydia is continuing to defy the odds after she was born 15 weeks early, with doctors giving her a 1% chance of survival.

A 10-mile charity walk in Ipswich raised a staggering £18,000 to help the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The University of Suffolk will be marking World Mental Health Day on October 10 by hosting a day of awareness at the University’s Ipswich campus.

Making computers fun at the University of Suffolk

The last pin has fallen for the current boss of a bowling alley in Ipswich, while a nearby restaurant closes its doors.

The Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) is to celebrate its 30th anniversary in spirited fashion later this month with a Halloween-themed event.

Daryl Goodrich to talk about his life in film making at University of Suffolk

Walkers will take to the streets of Ipswich next month to raise money for dementia research, sufferers and their carers.

Latest Waterfront window musuem display celebrates having fun on the river

From developing the Waterfront and getting the best out of businesses to cleaning the streets and making the town safer, the Ipswich Vision has been instrumental in turning the fortunes of Suffolk’s county town around.

Fanfare for new £2m Ipswich hotel refurbishment

A creative nursing student at the University of Suffolk has taken inspiration from the Waterfront’s striking architecture and crafted her own realistic model of the Waterfront Building.

Going Green – Eight new social entrepreneurs graduate from the Eastern Enterprise Hub

How much do you know about Charlie Chaplin’s Ipswich grandparents? Or Geoffrey Chaucer’s family, who ran businesses in the town?

Fresh from acquiring full independent status this summer, the University of Suffolk has unveiled its latest innovative centre dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

A Grade II-listed medieval church on Ipswich Waterfront which is undergoing a £5million renovation is up for a prestigious national award for its efforts.

A legal challenge to prevent the UK’s biggest arms’ haul being destroyed has fizzled out at its first hearing before Ipswich magistrates.

A leading councillor has vowed to listen to people’s views on one of Ipswich’s biggest redevelopments as he reveals there is likely be a rethink on the Cornhill’s new design.

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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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