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Can you spot yourself enjoying the Bank Holiday Weekend on the Waterfront?

The long-awaited Ipswich Winerack development is on track for completion at the end of the year, say the developers as the prepare to open their first show apartment.

The families of a couple who died after the husband killed his wife and himself following missed opportunities from the mental health crisis team have spoken of the ‘need for a better system’.

The last sailing barge built in Ipswich is back in her home port more than a century after first taking to the water.

East Anglia was once known as ‘The Bread Basket of Britain’ today it could be re-named as ‘The Main Stage’ as a new report reveals that arts and culture provision has a greater impact on the UK economy than agriculture and Suffolk is shining a spotlight on the way ahead.

An inquest into the death of woman stabbed 28 times by her husband before he killed himself heard how police officers smashed down the door of the couple’s Waterfront flat, finding her on the kitchen floor.

One of the most recognisable landmarks in east Suffolk could soon be home to a new family after a pair of peregrine falcons laid three eggs in a nest box.

Ipswich Waterfront is always a popular spot for the town’s photographers.

Thousands of people are set to pound the streets of Ipswich next month for the Twilight 5k road race – which is hosting the national championships for the first time ever in 2019.

An inquest into the killing of an Ipswich woman and death of her husband near Ipswich Waterfront last summer is set to begin today.

Part of a town centre road has been closed for the majority of a day so that emergency repairs can be carried out.

Dozens of cyclists joined the funeral procession of popular Ipswich man Cliff Matthews today - before he was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church in Nettlestead.

The Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship based at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre at the University of Suffolk has won an award from the UK Science Park Association.

The life of a popular Ipswich cafe owner has been celebrated at a party which saw his friends and family write farewell messages on his coffin to break the taboo of talking about death.

An iconic ‘floating restaurant’ on Ipswich Waterfront is to get a £200,000 revamp from a prominent French chef.

Tourist boats in Ipswich are launching their 2019 season with an open boat weekend.

The widow of a popular Ipswich cafe owner who died has said she wants a celebration of his life to help tackle the taboo of talking about death.

More than 3,200 homes could be developed across redundant sites in Ipswich, new data has revealed, prompting demands for more immediate action.

Three new houses have been created on the site of the former EADT and Ipswich Star offices in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich for those looking to be close to town centre shops and the Waterfront restaurants.

A man arrested in connection to an assault in Ipswich which left a man with a puncture wound to his neck has been released on bail.

Police are quizzing a Felixstowe man in connection with an attack on Ipswich Waterfront which left another man with a puncture wound to his neck.

As part of our series of reports on multiculturalism in Ipswich, we look at the experiences of new arrivals from the Commonwealth countries through to recent EU arrivals.

Police are investigating reports that a man suffered stab wounds and cuts to his throat and chin on Ipswich Waterfront last night.

This Summer Ipswich Waterfront will play host to the first Suffolk Pride march in five years.

A major review of Ipswich’s sports facilities has been launched - which could see facilities closed, changed or new services added.

The wife of passionate cyclist and member of the Wolsey Road Club, Cliff Matthews, has described him as “the most interesting human being I’ve ever been fortunate enough to have in my life” following his death from cancer.

It’s surprising what you can find in a river - as one team in Ipswich found when doing a clean up of the River Orwell in Ipswich.

A new area of open space on Ipswich Waterfront will remain closed to the public until safety work can be carried out to fence off a railway line.

Suffolk Market Events is launching three new farmers markets this year, helping to bring scores of local producers face-to-face with customers and re-energising town centres.

Three amber flood warnings are in place for coasts and riverbanks in the region, as high tides are set to affect roads near the water.

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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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