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Ipswich Borough Council's executive was presented with four options for the future of 4 College Street at its meeting in October - ranging from spending £423,000 for repairs to doing nothing.

Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere outlines the latest developments on Ipswich waterfront, and explains what could happen next.

One of Ipswich's empty shops could become a 1940s-themed cafe under new planning proposals.

Questions marks are being asked about the future of the two largest buildings at that end of Ipswich Waterfront's historic Wet Dock - The Mill tower and the former Paul's Silo.

It is hoped the spirit and vision of popular Ipswich community venue La Tour Cafe will live on with the creation of a new arts venue, music arena or youth space following its permanent closure.

First-time buyers, searching for a family home, or something a little bigger? We take a look at homes you can buy right now in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Ipswich and Woodbridge.

The go-ahead has been given for a Waterfront eyesore to become a new arts and media hub.

What are the most brilliant, unusual and quirky things to do in Suffolk? We've had loads of ideas coming in - but you can still add yours.

Based in Ipswich town centre, Unicorn Studios offers a vital coworking space for Suffolk's growing freelance community

A university and a business organisation have joined forces to try to bridge a skills gap among Suffolk's bosses.

The owner of the replica Noah's Ark at Ipswich waterfront has praised the town's openness as he hopes to extend his stay.

A trail of colourful octopus sculptures is set to arrive on the East Anglian coast this summer - as part of celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower.

This map shows the sites across Suffolk and north Essex where councils want to build more than 85,000 homes in the coming decades.

Suffolk has seen a lot of changes in the last 10 years - see how these landmarks have changed in a decade.

Ipswich Waterfront has seen a dramatic transformation this year - with the long-awaited completion of the Winerack and a £750,000 revamp.

Plans to turn an eyesore Waterfront landmark into an arts and media hub are set to get the go-ahead next week.

Councils in Suffolk are preparing for a busy 2020. Suffolk local democracy reporter Jason Noble takes a look at the big issues that are coming up.

What happened to 'Trash Girl'? Which country was declared the happiest? And much more

Billions of people search Google every single day - but how many of those terms related to Ipswich in 2019?

Which stories made the headlines in Ipswich during 2019? Both happy and tragic events were in the news locally, ranging from top rock concerts to serious accidents and crime.

See in 2020 at a gala ball, Queen tribute night, live music party or James Bond themed event

2019 was a landmark year in Suffolk - and these striking pictures show the high and lows of life in the county.

The rising number of shops and industrial buildings sitting vacant on our high streets is a worrying sign for many of us but as we look ahead to the new year there is hope that several key sites in Woodbridge could soon be developed.

From transport misery and Cornhenge to Ed Sheeran and Elmer, here's what we'll look back on when we see in the new year.

Christmas in Ipswich is never dull - from the relatively new 'real' tree on the Cornhill to the striking bauble offering on the Waterfront, there is something for everyone.

Excited children's dreams came true when they got to meet Santa at an Ipswich bar's autism-friendly Christmas party.

The baubles are dangling and the lights are strung - but which of Suffolk's town centre Christmas trees is your favourite? We've pictured a selection from across the county so you can cast your vote.

Pupils from a primary school in Ipswich are set to shine on the BBC's Songs of Praise after being filmed visiting the Waterfront's Noah's Ark replica.

Pantos, a Christmas tree festival, a Santa meet and greet and a Rudolph run are among the events you can enjoy this weekend, in the run-up to the big day.

A complete multi-million pound top-to-bottom transformation of one of Ipswich's biggest hotels is a powerful sign of the strength of the town's economy, its manager has said.

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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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