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A tattoo artist who manages studios in Ipswich and Colchester said he ‘cried for an hour’ after hearing the government were allowing the industry to reopen next week.

Suffolk-based physical theatre company Gecko have just completed a new feature film for the BBC exploring our need to care for everyone as society becomes more complex

Were you a sea cadet as a youngster? Today we recall an Ipswich Sea Cadets regatta in 1982.

The popular Waterfront Diner cafe near Ipswich, famed for its breakfasts, reopened its doors today.

Ipswich’s Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen’s Church is unlikely to reopen at the end of the coronavirus crisis as the borough council struggles to fill a £10m black hole that the pandemic has opened up in its finances.

Suffolk County Council has been awarded further government funding in a bid to provide emergency walking and cycling schemes across the county.

A project to transform an eyesore building into an arts and media hub on Ipswich Waterfront could be set to receive a cash boost from the government’s £118million plan to kick-start the East Anglian economy.

Suffolk’s theatres are hoping to reopen to audiences soon but need financial support to keep staff on the payroll and a time scale to enable them to plan. Here’s what they need to keep the lights burning

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance has landed at a car park on the Ipswich Waterfont this morning.

Planters and semi-permanent bollards have been put in place across a number of roads in Ipswich as plans for new cycle-friendly streets take shape.

Here we take a look back at the sentences handed out to Suffolk criminals over the last 10 days.

A new industry-leading digital technology hub for students and apprentices is set to open its doors by Christmas, project bosses have said.

Deprived areas, neighbourhoods with older populations, and ethnically diverse communities are among those hit hardest in Suffolk by the coronavirus, it has emerged.

A mugger has been jailed for stealing an irreplaceable watch from the wrist of a University of Suffolk student in Ipswich’s Isaacs on the Quay bar.

Students from all corners of the globe have shared their love of Suffolk as part of the annual Suffolk Day celebrations.

To mark Suffolk Day this weekend, we’ve asked people to tell us what they love about the county.

A town bouncer has swapped the boisterous night life of Ipswich for a calming course in growing plants.

Independent Ipswich business Coffee Cat has reopened its shop on the Waterfront - but there is doubt over when its other four branches will return, including one in Ipswich Town Hall.

The owners of Quay Place have admitted they are disappointed by Suffolk Mind’s decision tomove out but say they are determined to get the ‘fantastic’ building back into use.

What is your favourite Suffolk view? Send us your photos of the county’s beautiful landscapes to help mark Suffolk Day.

Top chefs who branched out with a revolutionary new fast food concept have launched a home delivery service to addresses across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire – and hope to take their kits nationwide.

An increasing number of independent coffee shops are reopening for takeaways as lockdown eases. Here are 17 to choose from in Suffolk.

The University of Suffolk has pledged to hold some face-to-face lectures from September - to give students as much of an on-campus experience as possible during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Winerack on Ipswich Waterfront was shortlisted for a prestigious award from one of the top property organisations in the country.

Nearly 150 routes across Suffolk have been eyed as priorities for cycle improvements over the next five years, costing well in excess of £80million.

Coronavirus could “accelerate” a loss of retailers in Carr Street which has been “struggling for decades”, says the leader of Ipswich council. So what does the future hold for this end of the town centre?

Roads and junctions in towns across Suffolk could be closed to motor vehicles in a bid to encourage more walking and cycling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Support is being offered to small businesses who missed out on Government aid, explains David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

A property on the Ipswich waterfront with planning permission for a nine-storey block of flats is on the market for £600,000.

Suffolk Pride is to organise a virtual parade - after being forced to cancel its colourful celebration along Ipswich Waterfront due to the Covid-19 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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