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Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

Pigs Gone Wild is the event our readers enjoyed the most in Ipswich this summer, according to an online poll.

Hundreds of Suffolk students have been left without their “vital” loans and grants after the University of Suffolk failed to enrol undergraduates at the Bury St Edmunds Campus.

As children get back to school and the holiday season draws to a close, town chiefs are reflecting on what has been one of Ipswich’s most successful summers to date.

Ipswich is preparing for its biggest ever pair of Heritage Open Days this month, as a record 36 buildings have been lined up to open their doors.

A former Ipswich Academy teacher involved in a head-on crash while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been banned from the road.

Newlyweds Sarah and Mike Richards have taken some unusual selfies with the Pigs Gone Wild – using a pair of Lego minifigures that topped their wedding cake.

An Ipswich cyclist who was left with a broken back after being involved in an accident with a car is calling for improvements to be made to the town’s cycling network after the incident left her with a ‘lack of confidence in cycling again’.

Completing a degree is a proud moment for any student – but Kelly Will has more reason than most to be celebrating her achievement.

As the final days of the Pigs Gone Wild trail draw to a close in Ipswich this week, participants have reflected on its legacy which some believe has helped people see the town “through new eyes”.

A campaign has been launched by the Teapot Project in Ipswich to save the Stoke Bridge telephone box and turn it into a hub providing for vulnerable people.

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

The inaugural Suffolk BME Business Awards, recognising enterprise within the county’s black and minority ethnic communities, are now open for entries.

Homeowners around Holywells Park have urged event organisers in the park to enforce stronger parking measures after a handful of anti-social parking complaints.

Organisers of the first-ever Saints Beer Festival, held at St Peter’s by the Waterfront on Friday, have toasted the event’s success after more than 1,500 people turned up.

Work to improve the link between Ipswich’s historic town centre and the business district and Waterfront is set to start a new phase at the end of the month.

Community-minded youngsters from Suffolk are organising a series of fundrasisers to help volunteer rescuers in the county.

Independent businesses in Ipswich are backing the new Saints Beer festival that launches tomorrow, which is helping boost trade for small firms.

Ipswich came alive with energy and excitement as thousands of cyclists saddled up for the sixth annual Sky Ride spectacular.

The popular Ipswich Sky Ride returns today, with the family-friendly event set to take in the scenic surroundings of Holywells Park for the first time.

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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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