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A student from Ipswich has urged others to 'be careful' after she was followed along the Waterfront towards the University of Suffolk on Sunday evening.

One of Ipswich's biggest employers has been sold.

The MP for Ipswich has shared his experience of standing for office as an openly gay man - amid colourful celebrations of all things LGBTQ+ at Suffolk's first pride march in five years.

There are some massive events to check out across Suffolk this weekend - from Suffolk Pride in Ipswich to the first Light Festival in Lowesotft. Here's a run-down of what you can see.

The events are joining forces on June 22 and 23 to create a Big Weekend in the town.

As Suffolk unites in celebration of our wonderful county, we asked people what they think makes Suffolk so special.

There will be plenty to do in the county to celebrate Suffolk Day - as scores of events pop up across the county.

There will be plenty to do in the county to celebrate Suffolk Day - as scores of events pop up across the county.

Three people who have been a force for good in Suffolk over many years have been awarded the county's highest honour.

An iconic mainstay of Ipswich Waterfront could get a new lease of life as a media and arts hub, it has been revealed, after two decades as an eyesore.

While superstars such as Ed Sheeran are well catered for with stadiums such as Portman Road, our reporter questions the lack of mid-sized venues for up-and-coming bands.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust hails success of event aimed at sparking debate about the state of the region's natural world.

A barber who has moved his operations out of Ipswich to Suffolk Water Park has spoken of his ambitious plans to see the fishing lake become a new business hub.

Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up.

In the past two months, the area has seen several cases of damage including benches which were scratched, graffitied and filled with litter.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk takes over Ipswich in one day's time, with thousands of visitors and millions of pounds expected to flow to the town.

Looking for a great day out this summer? Here is the ultimate list of activities to try and places to go in 2019.

A full programme of summer weekend events on Ipswich's rebuilt Cornhill has now been put together in a bid to bring more people into the town centre.

For nearly a decade the half-built skeleton of Ipswich's Winerack loomed over the town's waterfront as a constant reminder of the devastating financial crash.

Experts from across the county have joined forces to promote Suffolk's county town as part of a brand new tourism drive.

With just three days to go until Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk hits the streets of Ipswich, residents got an early surprise this morning when a display in the window of an Ipswich store was revealed.

The Eastern Angles theatre company is launching a fundraising campaign to provide a bigger home and a community hub in Ipswich, bosses have revealed.

A block of shops and flats in Ipswich is likely to be demolished and replaced by 16 new council flats.

We sail back to the Ipswich docks in 1979.

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk will soon be here - and now's your chance to pre-order our special souvenir sticker album and activity book.

Ipswich's town centre and waterfront need to be brought together if the town is to thrive, a local businessman claims.

Tensions were high at the Ipswich Waterfront as 19 rival teams battled it out to be crowned winners of the annual Dragon Boat Challenge.

The start of Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk is a step closer as a herd of "young Elmers" were revealed at the 2019 Suffolk Show.

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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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