The first signs of Christmas can be seen in Ipswich with the installation of the bauble tree on the Waterfront. 

Work has begun to put up the tree in its usual spot outside the University of Suffolk as the town gets ready to look the part for the festive season - with only 48 days left until the big day. 

The placement of a bauble tree on the Waterfront initally caused controversy when it replaced a traditional Christmas tree on the Cornhill back in 2016.

After complaints from residents and councillors, a traditional Christmas tree was reinstated at the Cornhill.

The bauble one was moved close to the question mark sculpture at the University of Suffolk on the Waterfront.

Ipswich's annual Christmas light switch on will be back later this month on Thursday, November 23.

And the honour of switching on the lights will be carried out by Ipswich Mayor, Councillor Lynne Mortimer, on the Cornhill alongside the cast of Sleeping Beauty. 

The event starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.