Ipswich bid for 'city' status

A new bid to get city status for Ipswich is set to be launched later today.

Ipswich town centre Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk County Council will discuss the motion at its full meeting tonight.

There are no firm plans for The Queen to create a new city in the immediate future - over the last 50 years new cities have been created to mark milestones in her reign, and to mark the millennium.

That could mean the next new city - or cities - will be created in 2022 to mark her Platinum Jubilee when she will have been on the throne for 70 years.