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David Ellesmere

Ambitious proposals to close part of the road system around Ipswich waterfront could be back on the table as part of a bid to revitalise the town - but politicians at the county council still have to be convinced that scheme could work.

Travelodge could be set to open a new budget hotel on the site of the former Drum and Monkey pub in Ipswich's Princes Street, it has emerged.

Ipswich council is set to start its programme of improving the town centre by repairing and updating Arras Square - after making improvements to that area came top in two public polls.

The seemingly never-ending reports of knife crime taking place across the country are deeply worrying.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

The Harris Business Park in Ipswich has been sold and will be developed by its new owners, investing £30m in the town and creating 80 jobs.

Council tax bills in Ipswich are to go up by 4.7% in April, it was confirmed on Wednesday as the borough set its element of the charge.

Ipswich Borough Council is hoping the Jewson builders' merchants site in Greyfriars Road will be developed for important town centre homes.

Rough sleeping is a problem all year round, but it is even more acute during the cold winter months.

The multi-million pound conversion of the club that once housed the Hollywood and Kartouche clubs in Ipswich is nearly finished.

Ipswich council is installing new planters at the top of the steps on the town's Cornhill in response to safety fears which were heightened after the death of John Stow last month.

At the heart of the Winerack currently being fitted out on Ipswich Waterfront is an extraordinary stacking system that will store more than 250 cars on eight levels.

Here is a first look at one of the first flats to be completed in the Winerack on Ipswich Waterfront - they are due to be handed over to the developer next month and could be occupied by May.

Immediate action will be taken to make any safety changes recommended after an independent expert's inspection of the Cornhill in Ipswich following the death of an 83-year-old man.

Ipswich council is to turn the summer iCards scheme for young people in the town into a permanent holiday scheme as part of its budget for the next year.

Serious talks are under way in Ipswich about re-opening the Bury Road park and ride centre which was closed by Suffolk County Council as a cost-cutting measure in 2011.

The public is being asked for its views on what should be the next part of central Ipswich to get a facelift now that work on the Cornhill has finished.

Work is underway to transform part of the Ipswich Waterfront - with £750,000 being pumped into improved conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

The latest tenant of Ipswich council's property arm has been showing off its new premises a few weeks after moving into the new warehouse.

Ipswich town centre is not overrun with shops but shifting the spotlight from retail, restaurants and pubs could bring benefits, business and council chiefs have said.

The number of people visiting Ipswich Cornhill has increased significantly since refurbishment work finished at the start of November, according to new measuring devices in the town centre.

A £750,000 revamp of St Peters Wharf on Ipswich Waterfront has been announced - with work set to kick off in January.

Suffolk supporters of a foundation which is helping some of the poorest people in rural Bangladesh have met for a special event.

Schools in Suffolk awarded a share of a seven-figure sum for social mobility projects have reported significant successes in the first year.

If the Kiss and Tell exhibition at Christchurch Mansion wasn't wonderful enough, Ipswich has now got a second must-see show. writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

Officials at Ipswich Council have insisted that the Cornhill redevelopment is safe for shoppers and other visitors to the town despite claims there have been a number of accidents with people tripping over the new features.

Plans for the next phase of work to establish an enterprise park on the former Sproughton Sugar Beet site have been given the green light.

Birds-eye video of the Ipswich Winerack from above has captured the first-ever images of new flats in the block.

Hats off to Conservative MP Tracey Crouch who resigned as a minister last week in protest at Government delays in reducing the maximum stake on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

Striking new images of the Ipswich Winerack from above reveal the sheer scale of its rejuvenation eight months into a major re-development project.

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