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Firefighters say the operation to tackle a blaze at the former Tolly Cobbold Brewery in Ipswich is likely to last through the night.

Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten, by Beth Flintoff, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 22

Work has finally begun to repair part of Ipswich Waterfront near the popular Mariners restaurant - after an agreement was reached between businesses.

Suffolk Pride is set to return this summer, with colourful celebrations centred on a parade along Ipswich Waterfront.

Budding actors and actresses from St Joseph's College in Ipswich were "bursting with energy" as they staged a stunning performance of Little Shop of Horrors.

Thousands of new homes need to be created in the heart of Ipswich if the town is to lose its unenviable position at the bottom of the national league table for city growth.

Theatre and art organisations in Ipswich are celebrating the 'huge positive impact' culture has made in the town as figures reveal they delivered more than 5,000 performances and exhibitions over two years.

Do you remember these violent weather events that battered us and flooded homes and businesses?

A truck has smashed into the central reservation in Duke Street Ipswich, causing extensive damage to a bollard and the vehicle.

Ipswich business leaders counting the cost of poor mental health in the workplace will be tackling the root causes at all-day conference in March.

Ipswich's newest tattoo studio is aiming to change perceptions of the art as its opening date later this month was confirmed.

Tourist chiefs in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire are hoping to capitalise on a predicted 8% rise in overseas visitors choosing to take holidays in the UK.

Plans to extend two conservation areas in East Suffolk have been given approval - with another in Ipswich set to get the nod later this month.

A series of events is planned between Ipswich Cornhill and Waterfront.

The Ipswich council graffiti team has said "constant backbreaking" work remains in the town despite a drop in the number of tagging reports.

Could Ipswich's Bury Road park and ride re-open to ease peak-time traffic congestion on Norwich Road? That's one of a series of proposals from county council transport experts.

An incredible timelapse video shows stunning views of Ipswich from the most expensive penthouse suite at the £26m Winerack development.

Woodbridge is set to host its first pride event later this summer.

A giant replica of Noah's Ark - which stunned Ipswich when it arrived last year - is extending its stay on the town's Waterfront.

Watching top chef Régis Crépy at work creating his signature four-minute flam-kuche dish is a real privilege.

As 2020 picks up its pace and shifts out of low gear, the schedule for the county's runners is starting to take shape. Whether you are a fun runner or a serious competitive athelete, here are selection of events which may have you reaching for your running shoes.

Chef Julian Bisbal has been named Breakfast Chef of the Year - but have you tried his food yet?

A Suffolk coffee brand has opened a new flagship café on Ipswich waterfront.

An Ipswich charity aiding victims of child sexual abuse is calling on the community to take part in its "rip-roaring" dragon boat race.

The revamped Cornhill helped bring many more people into the town centre in 2019 - but the town needs to build on that over the next few years according to the Ipswich Vision Partnership.

A flexible workspace franchise is set to launch 32,000sq ft of office space in the centre of Ipswich.

Half term a much looked-forward to treat for school kids, but a potential nightmare for cash-starved, time-poor parents. Here's a selection of timely half term treats which could take the strain out of school holidays.

Two of Ipswich's biggest sporting events are returning to the Waterfront and Ipswich Town Football Club this summer - and runners are being encouraged to snap up their places as entries open for 2020.

A new area of open space on Ipswich Waterfront remains closed to the public and fenced off - almost a year after it was completed.

The replica Noah's Ark at Ipswich waterfront has opened its doors to business events in the hope of raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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