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Fri, 15:46

There is only around a week left to view a “vibrant and thought-provoking” art exhibition created by a group of amateur printmakers at DanceEast at Ipswich Waterfront.

Police were called to reports a pontoon was stolen and used as a boat at Ipswich Waterfront earlier this week.

Volunteers and workers from ABP Ipswich have come together to give the town’s Waterfront area a spring clean ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Developers are hoping to build another 44 flats on land in Duke Street, near Ipswich’s Waterfront.

A young Ipswich teacher has launched the first mental health group of its kind in Suffolk - which she believes could be a lifeline for people suffering with anxiety and depression alone.

Ipswich’s Crown car park is closing on Monday so building work can start on the new multi-storey that should be fully opened just after Christmas.

The Ipswich area is set to host six beer festivals by the end of the year, including at St Peter’s by the Waterfront and further afield in Kesgrave.

Ipswich is traditionally a traditional marginal seat fought over between Labour and the Conservatives – and this time those two parties are once again likely to be fighting for the Westminster seat once again.

The culture and heritage of Ipswich should be used to encourage more holidaymakers to stay in the town either as a short-break destination or as an “add-on” to a longer holiday in the area.

Ipswich Waterfront came alive with bouncy castles, puppet shows, market stalls and a helicopter display in May 1994.

The director of VisitEngland is to be the keynote speaker at Friday’s conference aimed at boosting Ipswich as a tourist destination.

Bixley councillor Paul West is to take over as cabinet member for Ipswich later this month after the Conservative victory in the county council elections.

Thousands of nurses work tirelessly every day saving lives and making patients feel better, without expecting any thanks in return.

A half-finished building site on the Waterfront that has angered local residents for years could finally be completed after a new planning application was lodged with Ipswich council.

In his second article on the Corn Exchange, The Ipswich Society’s John Norman, takes a look at a series of new dawns, and sunsets, for the town and its traders.

An 11-year-old singer-songwriter is harnessing her talent to help homeless people in Ipswich after watching her mum combat anxiety and make a positive difference.

As Buckingham Palace announces Prince Philip will retire from public engagements, we remember the times he has visited East Anglia over the decades.

For many people their 60th birthday is time to look forward to new challenges – but for Sandy Martin the challenge is more daunting than most.

Tourism chiefs are gearing up for a bumper Ipswich summer packed with events which they hope will bring tens of thousands of people to the town.

The Focus School from Stoke-by-Nayland has claimed top honours in the 2017 Suffolk Young Enterprise competition.

When you fancy something sweet, elegant and indulgent, what could be better than afternoon tea at one of the many great tearooms and hotels in Suffolk. But where to go for that sweet, indulgent treat? From country house hotels to chilled out coffee shops, we pick 16 places in Suffolk worth a visit.

The first ever Saints’ Beer and Folk Festival near Ipswich waterfront was so successful over the bank holiday weekend that the venue was drunk dry!

Explore the world of coding at the Waterfront Raspberry Pi event

A new display window on Ipswich Waterfront has been created to tell the story of the growth of Cliff Quay and the modern Ipswich port.

More than 150 Ipswich Society members gathered for the organisation’s 57th annual general meeting on Wednesday, to discuss key developments in the town over the last year.

It’s the project that has limped on much longer than originally planned – but the final piece of work that was originally part of the Travel Ipswich scheme should be completed by mid-May.

Ipswich is preparing to pop the cork on a bumper bank holiday weekend for beer, spirits and music lovers as two festival firsts are due to get underway.

Ipswich’s Crown Street Car Park will close on May 22 to allow the start of a seven-month project to build a new multi-storey on the site.

Ipswich is set to be one of the most visited towns in the UK this long bank holiday weekend.

A new bid to attract thousands more holiday-makers and short-breaks to Ipswich has been launched by the organisation set up to boost tourism in the town.

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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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