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Friday, April 3, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the numbers of people heading into Ipswich town centre has been outlined in new figures.

Watch these scenes of silent streets in Ipswich and Felixstowe, as people in Suffolk obey the coronavirus lockdown message.

The legacy of a man who devoted his life to the history of East Anglia has been honoured with a new award from a maritime trust.

Video shows completed Winerack apartments at Ipswich waterfront with first walk around inside – after the famous skeleton building stood unfinished for almost a decade.

The swift arrival of the Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown the county’s festivals, theatres and arts events into total disarray. Here’s a run-down of what’s on and what’s off.

A major new housing development set to transform a derelict part of Ipswich Waterfront - which was due to open at the weekend - has been put back due to the coronavirus crisis.

Completion work for the new archive office in Ipswich has been pushed back to May after delays at the start of the year – and coronavirus means the formal opening could be much later.

Here are just some of the places you can eat in Suffolk at the moment - often without leaving your home or car.

Let’s count our blessings during this time of uncertainty and remember things that have made our hearts sing

A recruitment drive to find more teachers is coming to Ipswich amid a UK-wide shortage – but what are the key issues facing teachers in Suffolk and what can be done about them?

If you think you know all there is to know about Ipswich, here’s the chance to prove it in our special quiz.

Mass gatherings could be banned from next week as the Government looks at new plans to tackle coronavirus.

Going out for breakfast and brunch has become a new trend with ‘foodie fans’ across the world – so where in Ipswich can you go to get that perfect morning fry-up?

Flooding led to queues of traffic along a stretch of road under the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich on Friday afternoon.

A twice-weekly meeting to support Ipswich’s Roma community and a podcast by children as young as 10 were among five big ideas awarded up to £3,000 to improve the lives of the town’s youngsters.

A brewery and pubs giant and a coffee company – both based in Suffolk - have joined forces to tap into a growing demand for barista-style service in licensed premises.

Things are changing rapidly on the political front at the moment with yesterday’s budget and the coronavirus crisis forcing the government and society as a whole to change the way things are being run – hopefully temporarily.

A two week project to clean and repair an historic Ipswich landmark has begun, with conservator experts helping keep the 16th Century structure safe.

Drone photographs of a town on the River Stour estuary have captured the spring sunlight shining across the beautiful landscape.

There has been a steady stream of unwelcome economic news over the past few weeks, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

With tickets like gold-dust, fans camped out on the pavement, 40 years ago, and waited for the Gaumont box office to open

This time next week we will all be digesting the news from Rishi Sunak’s first budget. At the same time officials in Suffolk will be starting to think about the new Ipswich traffic taskforce – and about ways of reducing traffic congestion.

It might’ve been pouring with rain and blowing a gale - but nothing was going to stop these hardy litter-pickers from using an extra day to do their bit for Ipswich’s environment.

From a jazz breakfast to a birdwatching walk with a cream tea, there’s a variety of ways to treat mum on Sunday, March 22.

Horrified litter-pickers have spoken of their shock at finding a giant stash of drugs paraphernalia in Ipswich - described by one campaigner as the worst he has ever seen.

A stunning and rarely available penthouse apartment at Ipswich waterfront could be yours for nearly half a million pounds.

Litter-pickers are to use an extra day in 2020 to make a difference to Ipswich’s environment - but targeting one its biggest plastic litter hotspots.

The fire that devastated the former Tolly Cobbold Brewery on Sunday has shocked the town – and prompted an outpouring of sadness.

A large emergency services presence was called to Ipswich Waterfront this evening after witnesses reported seeing a man in the water.

Forget London and New York – Ipswich has been named as the 14th best up and coming holiday destination in the world according to travel giants Trip Advisor.

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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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