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A complete multi-million pound top-to-bottom transformation of one of Ipswich's biggest hotels is a powerful sign of the strength of the town's economy, its manager has said.

Ipswich has a new MP, after Tom Hunt reclaimed the seat for the Conservatives from Labour's Sandy Martin. This is his background, and the issues he campaigned on.

A massive banner bearing the words "Vote Planet" has been hung from a disused industrial building on the Marina of Ipswich.

The bauble tree on Ipswich Waterfront is spreading that festive feeling in the heart of the town's nightlife area.

The organisers of the monthly craft fair at a Suffolk church have spoken of the benefit of shopping with local craftsmen this Christmas.

Faced with a global recession and the sheer might of Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero directly competing for their business in Ipswich, few coffee shops would have survived.

Two new cafes have opened in Ipswich in this week - proving there is still a strong appetite for coffee in the town.

How much were houses in Ipswich? (You'll cry.) Who topped the pop charts? Was festive TV rubbish?

A huge protest banner which read: "We need a better plan than this" was placed on the giant replica of Noah's Ark in Ipswich Waterfront.

A replica of Noah's Ark currently moored at Ipswich waterfont is set to wow the country after crews from the BBC and Discovery Channel filmed on board.

Students in Ipswich could be a decisive factor in the constituency's general election result on December 12, with the seat among the top five university towns nationally with the smallest majority.

Our food and drink editor went to try out the Spanish-influenced cafe on the town's waterfront.

The Environment Agency have issued new flood alerts this morning, this time for the Deben Estuary and the River Waveney.

Today marks a year since the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) was rated 'inadequate' for the third time in a row.

Step into Christmas! There's a festive flavour to many events on offer this weekend, from a Christmas tree festival and pop-up ice rink to light switch-ons.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following reports of a fight at a flat near the Waterfront area of Ipswich.

Roads in Ipswich which were left in the dark after the failure of streetlamps will now see light again after the problem was fixed.

Snowflakes and sparkling decorations brought the festive spirit to Ipswich as hundreds of people celebrated the switch-on of the town's Christmas stunning lights.

It's less than 24 hours until the Christmas lights illuminate the streets of Ipswich - will you be at the Cornhill to see the big moment?

Residents in Ipswich are accusing heavy goods vehicles of waking them in the middle of the night and shaking their houses by flouting the weight limit on their road.

Nicola Warren and a friend try tea for two at the waterfront eaterie.

Holden Timber Engineering, which makes roof trusses for the house building industry, has moved to a £1.5m purpose-built factory at Claydon.

The Cornhill Christmas tree is being wrapped as we speak - and here is everything you need to know about the Ipswich Christmas lights switch-on.

Saturdays at Portman Road are usually full of football fans, but today it was a little different as around 800 people dressed as their favourite superheroes at an Ipswich Comic-Con event.

These are the first images of the new show apartment at the £26m Winerack development at Ipswich Waterfront.

Pictures have shown the incredible world hidden inside the gigantic ark currently moored at Ipswich waterfront.

Candidates' nominations have been confirmed for next month's 2019 General Election - with few surprises among the Suffolk names seeking to return to parliament.

Darth Vaders, Incredible Hulks and Wonder Women will all marvel at the first ever Ipswich Comic-Con - but what will you come dressed as?

A stunning replica of Noah's Ark has arrived at Ipswich waterfront for a short time only.

A huge wooden replica of Noah's Ark is set to dock on Ipswich Waterfront on Saturday morning.

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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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