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Town centre homes plans for important Ipswich town centre site close to the Waterfront

An artist's impression of the restored brewery.

Proposals to restore and find a new use for the former Tolly Cobbold brewery on Cliff Quay in Ipswich are set to be given the go-ahead by the council on Wednesday.

Dr Krissie Wilson at UCS on Ipswich Waterfront

With the return of the X-Files and the new Ghostbusters film, there is likely to be a surge in reports of ghosts and other paranormal activity in Ipswich in coming weeks.

left to right - Musical director Matthew Herbert, Composer Charlie Pittman

A group of talented performing arts students in Ipswich will be dreaming the dream and making a host of memories this summer as they debut a new musical.

The Ipswich Raspberry Jam event in 2015.

Open Raspberry jam event at UCS to encourage coding and programming

The Pigs Gone Wild van

Officials behind the mass participation Pigs Gone Wild art initiative has unveiled a new branded van.

The Holocaust memorial service in the Abbey Gardens, Bury.

Events are taking place across the region today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Springfield Infant School is one of the school's taking part in the junior element of Pigs Gone Wild.

This week is the last chance for schools to sign up to be involved in the biggest public art event ever run in Ipswich.

The plans for the development of the Brewery Tap / Tolly Cobbold Brewery in Ipswich. Clive Thompson of Pigeon Developments and architect John Lyall (left) are pictured.

Plans for the Victorian brewery include a `mini Albert Hall’ conference and concert centre

Is parking a factor in attracting visitors to towns?

Ipswich offers the best-value parking among all the large towns or cities in East Anglia, according to a new survey.

'The four Kathleens' taken for the fetival's Generations project. 
Great grandmother, Kathleen Russell age 101; grandmother, Diane Kathleen Douglas age 71; mother, Kathleen Douglas age 43; daughter, Ellie-May Kathleen Robinson age 16.

Photographs of the faces and streetscapes of Ipswich will be displayed at the Waterfront this summer as part of a new visual arts festival.

One of the signs will be placed in Wherstead Road, a key gateway to Ipswich

New signs that could welcome drivers heading into Ipswich have been sent to London for final approval by the Department for Transport.

Members of the Suffolk Inside Out team, from left, Seniha Oztemiz, student, Helen Oldfield, Affinity PR, Kesha Allen, Kimya Piper and Richard Gibbs, students, Natalie Chaplin, Ipswich Town and Waterfront, and Oliver Hearsum, White Space Design.

Five enterprising students from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) plan to mark English Tourism Week in March with an event focusing on the contribution of the “staycation” phenomenon to the success of the county’s visitor economy.

Springfield Infant School and Nursery signed up for four junior pigs

A final call has been issued to Suffolk schools for their chance to get involved in Ipswich’s Pigs Gone Wild art scheme in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice.

Art works at UCS exhibition, Ipswich

Internationally renowned artists Go Collateral in exhibition at University Campus Suffolk

The Brick City Lego brick exhibition

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas for days out in Suffolk.

SIMS digital training for businesses in Ipswich

Free digital training with SIMS

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich

Watch our video with trainer Kate Neudecker and find out how to plank and tone up those tummies.

Amazing cloud formation over Ipswich Waterfront, in January 2016, by Star reader John Field

Photographer captures amazing cloud formation over the Ipswich Waterfront

Gippeswyk Hall

Following the dissolution of the monasteries, the pastures of St Peter’s Priory, which were situated across the river ‘over Stoke’, were divided into six farms and sold to wealthy Ipswich merchants and burgesses, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Ben Gummer and David Ellesmere have worked together to promote the Ipswich Vision.

By the time the election result was announced during the early 
hours of the Friday morning, no one in the Corn Exchange in Ipswich was in any doubt who had won.

Histtoric sailing barge Victor, at Ipswich Waterfront.  Skipper David `Wes' Westwood

It has been a busy year for the sailing barge Victor

Artist Mik Richardson paints Pigs Gone Wild demonstration pig, Tally-Ho Trotters

More than 200 designs have been submitted for the Pigs Gone Wild art initiative which is to take over a part of Suffolk next summer.

Wet and dangerous, the approach to the Waterfront from Stoke Bridge

Urgent action is needed to make Ipswich Waterfront approach safer

Portman House, on the corner of Princes Street and Portman Road, to which media group Archant's Ipswich business is to move next year.

Media company Archant has announced a significant investment which will see its Ipswich-based business move to a new home next year.

Some of the Year 3 BA (Hons) photography students from UCS who have contrictured to the Elsewhere exhibition in the Whistler Gallery at Dance East on Ipswich Waterfront.
The exhibtion continues until January 7, 2016

Christmas show by UCS photography students

One of the new signs for Ipswich.

After years of discussion, new signs could finally be making an appearance at some of the entrances to Ipswich.

Ipswich businessman Kie Humphreys, operator of the new Town & Tea cafe at Ipswich Town Hall

Experienced cafe owner snaps up Town Hall opportunity

Ipswich Waterfront on lovely sunny day

Fantastic opportunity for young photographers at UCS in new Fellowship programme

Regeneration expert Jackie Sadek, speaking at Ipswich conference 2015

Urban regeneration expert, Jackie Sadek, speaks of her excitement about our town’s future, and accredits council and businesses with “doing all the right things”.

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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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