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An ancient Ipswich burial site has been featured in the Channel 4 show Bone Detectives after revealing extraordinary insights into Anglo Saxon life.

How would you like to see £25m spent on improving life in Ipswich – the team drawing up new plans for a major investment in the town want your views on a list of projects they have drawn up as part of a government consultation.

The summer sunshine may be coming to an end – but where are the best beer gardens to enjoy a drink in Ipswich?

Outdoor seating is being increased at 10 Ipswich cafes and restaurants - as part of changes to enable greater social distancing at eateries.

There are now more than 30 places to get your Costa Coffee fix in Ipswich, as the coffee shop market continues to grow – but how are independent cafes standing out from the big chains?

Past recessions suggest Suffolk and Norfolk could escape the worst of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a business chief says as he steps down from a critical role for the counties’ economy.

The University of Suffolk has risen seven places in the Times’ higher education guide - but it still ranks as one of the lowest in the country.

Did you see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Ipswich Waterfront in 2002?

Most people spend their journeys to work listening to music, tuning into the radio or reading the latest news on their smartphones.

Did you know there are towns called Ipswich in the States and Down Under? What are they like?

Pizza Express in Ipswich has been gutted as removal workers emptied the contents of the closed restaurant.

Heritage Open Days are going ahead between September 11-20 offering free entry to many historical properties and this year they are also offering virtual tours to venues which remain closed.

A new purpose-built day nursery has opened in Ipswich close to the town centre and waterfront.

The showpiece Winerack residential development on Ipswich Waterfront has won a prestigious award.

Plans for a new sheltered housing development on the site of the former Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times offices in Lower Brook Street have been dropped after McCarthy & Stone walked away from the deal.

A year ago, Suffolk musician Caswell entertained the biggest crowd of her career, supporting Ed Sheeran. Despite lockdown cancelling all live performances, the intervening 12 months have been a creative time for the performer who has been polishing her songwriting skills

Work to save an historic merchant house on Ipswich Waterfront can begin after securing planning permission for work to take it off the ‘at risk’ register.

One of the best-known boutiques in Ipswich town centre has transformed itself into an online-only store after lockdown - closing its physical shop in St Peter’s Street.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Liam Molloy Transport Ltd of 53 Britannia Road Ipswich IP4 5LD is applying to change an existing licence as follows, to add an operating centre to keep 2 goods vehicles and 2 trailers at Waterfront Services, Walton Avenue, Felixstowe, IP11 3HE.

Bar managers in Ipswich say queuing outside venues went more smoothly this weekend - despite concerns earlier this month.

A business leader is “flabbergasted” Suffolk County Council is pressing ahead with plans for a new bridge in Lowestoft despite pulling the plug on the proposed Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

Suffolk towns have been seeing a post-lockdown bounce as residents prefer to buy local rather than spend their money at larger centres in other parts of the county.

Plans to regenerate the entrance to the Waterfront at St Peters Dock took a big step forward last week with the announcement that Ipswich Borough Council’s bid for £3m Government funding had been successful, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

The beer gardens and waterfront of Ipswich were quiet despite the brilliant sunshine today.

Drinkers have been urged to queue responsibly outside pubs and bars this weekend following last week’s controversy over social distancing at Ipswich nightspots.

An amateur boxer who knocked a fellow competitor unconscious outside an Ipswich bar with a single punch has been ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation.

Independent restaurants and cafes in Ipswich say they have been as busy as a Saturday since the Eat Out to Help Out offer began this week – with owners praising the “brilliant” scheme for bringing footfall back.

Ipswich is once again filled with a creative buzz following news that the Burton’s Building on Ipswich Waterfront has been awarded a £3m grant from central government under a scheme to invest in ‘shovel-ready’ local projects in England to aid economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Construction to transform Bury St Edmunds’ iconic former town centre post office could start next month after the council secured £2.75million in Government investment.

Plans to redevelop part of the Cornhill in Bury St Edmunds have been given a £2.75m cash boost as part of a wider national bid to revive the ailing UK economy after the coronavirus crisis.

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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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