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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Crowds watched in awe as a 50ft Christmas tree was lifted into place on the newly renovated Ipswich Cornhill, just in time for the festival period.

From a new restaurant opening in Ipswich to finding out which Suffolk road is in the top 10 of riskiest roads in the East of England.

Where to celebrate the New Year

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Don’t leave your New Year’s eve plans until last minute - see what events are happening around Suffolk with our guide.

Table tennis, jamaoke sessions and a ‘Quizzee Rascal Wednesday’ are all on offer at new Waterfront bar Wiff Waff opening tonight (Friday).

Gym goers of Ipswich are invited to a free workout with exotic-dancers The Dreamboys to raise money for Children in Need.

The staff at an Ipswich travel firm are celebrating their 30-year-anniversary in Ipswich alongside everyone’s favourite elephant - Elmer.

For a second year in a row Ipswich Central will bring a real tree to the town centre.

I’m a lover of nature – and of the animals that share this planet with us.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations.

A pigeon cull on Ipswich Waterfront has been suspended following plans from protestors to “disrupt” the event.

The Dog pub in Grundisburgh has proved it deserves its name, after being chosen as the top dog-friendly pub in the UK.

A petition has called on Ipswich’s MP and the Prime Minister to intervene on plans for a pigeon cull on the town’s Waterfront.

A major attitude shift is needed to alter people’s mindsets about the growing problem of dementia in Suffolk, a leading campaigner has said.

To many, it might seem like just a bit of fun while idling away a few hours trying to conquer a universe or reach the next level.

Communities have been urged to do more to help rising numbers of people with dementia ahead of a Suffolk conference on one of the county’s growing health challenges.

A cull of pigeons is to be carried out on Ipswich Waterfront for public safety reasons.

It’s the Stars of Suffolk awards on Thursday – one of the highlights of the year in the county. Take a look at the finalists here.

Gamers will be converging on the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building for the Big Free Gaming Day.

Looking for some seasonal sparkle? Here are some of the places you can see Christmas lights switched on this year.

The Christmas lights are starting to go up in Ipswich town centre as the countdown to the big switch on begins.

A man with a megaphone has been protesting against an outdoor music project marking the end of the First World War at the Waterfront in Ipswich.

A protestor with a megaphone and siren has been disrupting an outdoor music project in Ipswich marking the end of World War One.

Work to prepare for construction work on a new record office and heritage centre for Ipswich is nearing completion.

Ipswich singer-songwriter Roma Nicholson has released her first album aged just 13.

Green-tinged children and a mystical piano make Suffolk one of the most haunted places in the country, it has been revealed.

Floods of people have been exploring the country’s last working, manned lightship, currently moored on the Ipswich Waterfront.

Are you searching for a home to rent? Here are properties for around £850 a month in the area, ranging from a period cottage near Saxmundham to an apartment on the Ipswich Waterfront.

Ipswich Maritime Trust’s latest window museum display, at the Waterfront, tells tales of explorers and maritime heroes, and international trade that goes back centuries.

The words of soldiers have been brought to life at Ipswich Waterfront in an artistic salute to soldiers of the First World War.

A low flying helicopter over the Ipswich waterfront has been causing a stir among passersby this afternoon.

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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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