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Sunshine is set to pour down on Suffolk this weekend – bringing a summer feel back to the county just in time for one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

The Great East Run is taking place in Ipswich this Sunday, September 24 – we asked people in Ipswich what they thought of the race.

Organisers of the Saints Oktoberfest held at St Peter’s by the Waterfront in Ipswich last weekend have toasted the success of the event.

Police have been tackling regular anti-social behaviour around Ipswich Waterfront – with Suffolk New College grounds among those where the problems have been spotted.

Ipswich has been named as the best place in the UK to start a small business.

University lecturer launches Union - an exhibition of his trade union photographs, at the Waterfront Gallery, Neptune Quay, Ipswich.

Beer festival organisers are preparing to pull the pints from tomorrow night as the Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich will bring all things Bavarian to town.

The region will play its part in a national conversation about how to regenerate coastal towns at a showcase with developers and investors.

A section of over-running roadworks along the one-way system by Ipswich Waterfront have finished, but more are on the way at Stoke Bridge, Suffolk County Council has confirmed.

An Ipswich café owner has said she is “absolutely gutted” as her one-of-a-kind bicycle has been stolen for the second time.

Firefighters have confirmed that reports of a flat fire on Ipswich Waterfront were a false alarm, after as many as nine fire engines were called.

Severe delays around the one way system in Ipswich this afternoon are set to continue into rush hour tomorrow morning as temporary traffic lights due to be taken down earlier have had to stay in place.

The Maltings, the former Hollywood, Kartouche and Zest nightclub building in Princes Street, set to be transformed into upmarket offices.

The Maltings, the former Hollywood and Kartouche nightclub building in Princes Street, set to be transformed into upmarket offices.

A new community-minded running club has been launched in Ipswich - where members stop off to help isolated elderly people with one-off tasks while they are out and about.

The Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk returns next month having raised a massive £22,000 at the inaugural event last year.

An Ipswich-based charity is looking for runners to represent its cause and take on the inaugural Great East Run.

The organisation representing businesses in Ipswich town centre is backing proposals to move the market to the Princes Street/Queen Street area while the Cornhill is being rebuilt next year.

Ipswich is enjoying a boom in tourism with more than 3.5 million people taking trips to Suffolk’s county town last year alone.

An Ipswich mum has shed light on the common but often hidden problem of postnatal isolation.

It is never a bad idea to meet up with friends or family for cup of coffee and a slice of cake, but where should you go? Ipswich has a fantastic range of independent coffee shops for you to choose from, so take a look and support our local businesses.

A port boss has hailed Ipswich’s Viking-themed maritime festival as a great success.

Some of the best-known buildings in and around Ipswich will be throwing open their doors on the weekend of September 9-10 to give visitors their annual chance to see inside.

The Ipswich Maritime Festival could become an annual event once more after event bosses said they would review the possibility following this year’s packed two day event.

If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.

From vicious Vikings and sumptuous treats to funfair rides and top bands – Ipswich Waterfront was buzzing with activity for the return of the Maritime Festival.

Plenty of activities and attractions are on at the Waterfront again today as the Ipswich Maritime Festival has returned across the weekend.

Ipswich’s newly-elected MP Sandy Martin is hoping to see an annual Pride festival take its place on the town’s social calendar.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy in Ipswich this weekend, with an extraordinary line-up of beer, boats, fireworks, fairground rides and football.

Are you stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Get some inspiration from our list of activities around Suffolk and north Essex from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20.

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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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