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Ipswich's newest heritage attraction 'The Hold' is rapidly taking shape - and aims to be a bridge between the town and the university as well as a link to the Waterfront.

Event organisers are warning runners to be quick if they want to take part in the 2019 Simplyhealth Great East Run.

Were you out on the town celebrating a birthday or joining a hen party in Ipswich on Saturday night? See if you can spot yourself in our gallery.

A new world-class physical theatre facility, 14 new flats and an eatery with striking views of Ipswich Waterfront are among major plans for the derelict former Burton's factory site.

The first day of the Ipswich Maritime Festival 2019 went out with a bang as spectacular fireworks illuminated skies over the town's Waterfront.

From swashbuckling pirates to sea shanty choirs and a huge, selfie-loving octopus, this year's Maritime Festival has already seen tens of thousands set sail for the Ipswich Waterfront.

Ipswich businessman Daniel Coughlan is set to take the plunge on the cross-channel Arch2Arc Enduroman challenge.

Historic ships and vessels are lining up to take part in Ipswich Maritime Festival, one of Suffolk's biggest free summer events.

The Orwell Lady river cruise ship is extending its 2019 season as exploring the River Orwell grows in popularity.

They litter the streets, clog up rivers and leak chemicals into the soil...and now one Ipswich man has called on this "mountain of shame" to be stopped - no ifs, no butts.

One of the region's largest cycling events has had to be postponed from Saturday because of fears that high winds could make it too dangerous.

A new photography exhibition in Ipswich town centre has been attracting a lot of attention since it opened this morning.

Paddy & Scott's is set to take over the entire food and drink operations at the University of Suffolk.

The £26m Winerack development at Ipswich Waterfront is on track for completion by Christmas .

A mum-of-two has written children's book with a vegan message in a bid to help youngsters be better informed about their life choices.

Brilliant is not often a word that I hear often used about Ipswich. But it should be.

An LGBTQ talent show is to be held at one of Ipswich's most prominent Waterfront bars.

We're now a week into the summer holidays - and, if you've already forked out for pricier attractions, you may now be looking for entertainment that is cheaper. While admission for most of these is free or low-cost, there may be charges for parking or extra activities.

A new time lapse video has emerged showing the £20m Hold rapidly taking shape close to Ipswich Waterfront.

Computer games might all be about solving puzzles, conquering universes and beating the baddies. However one university is now trying to help the industry reach the next level - by encouraging more women to join its ranks.

They dressed up as everything from Superman to the Incredible Hulk - but the real superheroes at this event were the children themselves.

This month there have been some great pictures taken at Isaacs on the Quay - from ladies enjoying hen parties to groups of friends cooling down after the hot weather we have been having.

From White Russians served by milkmaids, to chorizo burgers and gourmet mac 'n' cheese, the event has something for everyone this September.

The event (which includes a fireworks spectacular and river cruise for 2019) sold out last year so grab your tickets now.

What would you like to see move into the former Poundworld store in Tavern Street, Ipswich?

A bar on Ipswich Waterfront is to host a superheroes party as part of a series of events for children with autism and learning difficulties.

Be under no illusions - Sound City Ipswich is a big deal, says music fan and local democracy reporter, Jason Noble in the wake of the announcement a major music festival and conference is coming to town.

Suffolk's county town wasn't 'honoured' with a place on the infamous listing of the worst places to live in the UK this year…and some of these highlights could be the key to why.

We're now just a month away from Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich's Chantry Park - and it's clear they will be the highlight of the year for many people from Ipswich, Suffolk and wider afield.

The hugely popular 10k race returns to Ipswich town centre on Friday, July 26 - here are all the details you need, including road closures.

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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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