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Community health workers have been shocked by the theft of a potentially life-saving defibrillator machine from its Ipswich Waterfront site.

Iconic artist Egon Schiele perfected a stark, dramatic look to his works which also included a compelling erotic under-current. DanceEast hosts a premiere which brings Schiele's world to life

When Holly Patrick proudly joined fellow students at her University of Suffolk graduation ceremony, she had a very special plus one by her side.

From love, to anger, to tears, Graham Rodgers has experienced them all caring for his mother who lives with dementia.

Budding photographers have been highlighting the best bits of Ipswich in their Instagram posts from around the town centre and Waterfront.

They ranged from those emigrating to the UK to follow their dreams, to job-hunters trying to overcome repeated rejections after months of looking for work.

It is a movement that has perhaps taken off more than any other in the past few years - so it was no surprise to see crowds flock to Portman Road not for football, but the 2019 Ipswich Vegan Festival.

As a young mum, Kim Trotter felt the joys of giving birth to her son were tempered with the sadness of isolation and loneliness.

He may not have always seen eye-to-eye with the nation's former prime minister - but Ipswich MP Sandy Martin was full of praise for Theresa May's "powerful" speech on domestic abuse.

The government has issued a flood alert along much of the south Suffolk coast amid high tides across the region.

From the Ipswich Maritime Festival to ART EAT, it has been a busy couple of months on Ipswich Waterfront - and Isaacs on the Quay has been packed full of partygoers enjoying the celebrations.

Famous training ship, The Lord Nelson, could be making its new home in Ipswich where it would become a major tourist attraction and education centre.

There are more than 90 gins to sample at the Briarbank Brewery's end of summer gin festival this weekend in Ipswich.

Video Ipswich Beer Festival to return in 2020

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Organisers of Ipswich Beer Festival are toasting a roaring success and have promised it will return next year.

Work on Ipswich's new record office and heritage centre The Hold has reached a crucial point with a "topping out" ceremony on the roof.

Emotions were running high as 4,000 people crossed the finish line of the biggest ever Great East Run today - having smashed a gruelling half marathon taking in some of the best views in Ipswich.

Ipswich Waterfront was overrun with fantastic sights and smells as the first-ever ArtEat festival came to the town.

More than 4,000 runners took on the Great East Run in Ipswich - can you see yourself in the sea of runners?

The sold-out Great East Run 2019 returns to Ipswich this weekend - with 4,000 people set to complete the course, which takes runners through the Waterfront, under the Orwell Bridge and past Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium.

Now in its third year, the major running event will take runners on a scenic route of Ipswich - through the Waterfront, under the Orwell Bridge and past Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium.

Protestors in Suffolk are set to join people from around the UK - and indeed the world - in a strike against climate change this week.

Armed police have detained a man after responding to multiple reports of an incident at the Ipswich Waterfront.

Non-native Japanese skeleton shrimp, orange sheath tunicate and American slipper limpet all found at the Port of Ipswich.

A popular Ipswich Waterfront gym, which closed suddenly last month, is now on the market.

The famous Broomhill Pool and the Willis building roof garden are among some of Ipswich's icons to open to the public this weekend for heritage open days.

A tattoo studio popular with customers in Colchester could soon bring a new lease of life to an empty building a stone's throw from Ipswich Waterfront.

It's one of the buildings we can't usually explore. But we CAN see behind the scenes during the Heritage Open Days festival. Details here

A new arts festival looks set to make Ipswich Waterfront the community hub of the town.

What connects Mexico City, Mumbai, Oslo, Dusseldorf and now Ipswich?

There are just two weeks left until the Great East Run in Ipswich - but you could still grab one of the last places.

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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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