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anyone stopped for driving on phone when you weren't?

Recommendations in Earlsfield

Rebecca R
I wondered if anyone had been stopped by the police for driving whilst on a mobile phone when you actually weren't? This has just happened to me, I totally understand why the policeman thought this - he told me where he was - on the passenger side quite ... [ more ]
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Bill B
I thought in this country you were innocent until proven guilty, if you can prove you weren't using the phone, fight it. I see police eating and drinking coffee while driving, but do they get fined.
You could try and argue your case in court.  The police would produce your phone records and if you were not making or receiving a call or text at the time, that would obviously support what you are saying.  You could also challenge whether they could ... [ more ]

spare room?

Local Conversations in West Norwood

Andrei D
Hello everyone, My partner is moving to Dubai with work and we decided it's better to rent our place now as it will be less hassle in the future. Given the fact that I'm still studying in London I will need a room for at least 6 months from the end of ... [ more ]
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Gillian M
My friends, a very nice professional couple with a delightful small well-behaved 7-year-old fully house-trained dog who is part of the family, also seek some accommodation in this area near to transport links, for one year from mid-March.  Does anyone ... [ more ]
Lily W
I really feel for your friends Gillian. The Dogs Trust Lets with Pets website is just a list of estate agents who signed up to it and when you contact them they do not have any landlords willing to take pets even if you offer extra drposit money. Your ... [ more ]

IT support wanted

Recommendations in Wandsworth

Ruth S
I work from home and am looking for somebody who could give me some IT support. Just a small (but v irritating) problem at present, but I am sure I will want more in future. The person I was using seems to be too busy - he has taken two weeks and still ... [ more ]
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Female shih tzu missing colliers wood

Lost & Found in Furzedown

Lady has just posted on another site that her dog has gone missing near to Eddie Catz in Colliers Wood, I am not sure how to check if this is shared in Colliers Wood! The dog is microchipped.
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Apparently she can't pick her up until Monday when the council is open as she has been taken to kennels and she need to pay them. I have no idea if this is normal procedure for the weekend but must be quite upsetting for both dog and her owner! :(

Accountant - recommendations please

Recommendations in Upper Tooting

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Savill Young
Contact either, and tell them that I recommended them. Donovan Crutchfield Taxagility Chartered Accountants 34 Lower Richmond Road London SW15 1JP Tel: 020 8780 2349 Mob: 07990 517 823 email: Web: ... [ more ]
Thai Spa Village Wimbledonpark
Dara Than has been recommend from friend very good and very reasonable price he work for Charity from debt account till achieve target and he rescue my company on time to pay tax year. tel. 07828032471 email:

Please come to Neighbourhood Wednesday- book swap, home made cakes and Easter egg cosys

Clubs & Groups in Neighbourhood Network SW12 and SW17

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Southside Scout Centre, 197 Balham High Rd SW12 9BE.
Neighbourhood Network SW12 and SW17
Neighbourhood Wednesday any time between 10-1pm This month we are having; Home made cakes- Knit an Easter Egg Cosy ( takes 10 mins) – - Book swap ( please bring any books ),as well as the usual refreshments and chat – all free. Please let us know if ... [ more ]

Glass and art classes

Recommendations in Wandsworth

Ages ago I asked Streetlifers for help to find somewhere I could do continue to learn (and play) with glass fusing, sculpture and art.  I received various comments but nothing that came through (either they no longer did it or had no places left). ... [ more ]

Cat - free to good home

Give, Lend & Borrow in Upper Tooting

Stylish looking two year old grey male cat - fully immunised, chipped - house trained in need of new home due to owner going into nursing accommodation. If you can offer him a loving home please get in touch. Comes with all the gear - basket, ... [ more ]
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Computer repairs

Recommendations in Wandsworth

Jeremy F
Shahid Rafiq was recommended to me by other members and we have just used him to sort out computer problems. I am very happy to recommend his services as he was very helpful, sorted out our problems and will be coming back to streamline all our devices.


Recommendations in Clapham Park

Albert C
Need curtain fitter to visit and quote: To adjust existing curtains to fit window. Requiring a recommendation for a suitable curtain rail/pole to suit its location, to be fixed in position and the curtain heading adjusted to suit.
I can do this for you Albert. Look at window and curtains and recommend from experience, plus alter curtains -however, would not be able to fit the rail for you. I can give a fellow Streetlifer for whom I did just this -as a reference.

where is bear?

Lost & Found in Balham

Laura B
Dear people of Tooting - i am sorry to post about Bear again. And i am sorry if you have seen me walking the streets in tears recently (v embarrassing) ... my boy Bear still hasn't turned up despite hours of searching and calling around the area each ... [ more ]
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Emma G
Have you tried putting lots of catnip plants in garden and cooking up stinky food like bacon with the door and windows open to attract all the local animals, hanging your unwashed clothes outside, bit weird but all worth a try to attract him back on the ... [ more ]
please make sure all you people on street life remember that when you take what you deem a stray to the vets, that you bring the stray back to were you find them, as l was told by the blue cross, that there are a lot of people thinking cats are lost but ... [ more ]

Bringing Furniture back to life

Recommendations in Streatham Park

Jean R
If anyone out there is considering having some furniture painted, I can highly recommend Kerry Galvin . Kerry has over the last few month brought some of my furniture well and truly back to life.  The latest has been my kitchen which is transformed. ... [ more ]

Flotsam and Jetsam - new deli on Wiseton Rd off Bellvue

Recommendations in Wandsworth

Jonathan Priest
Went to this new deli on Sunday for brunch, brilliant flat white and posh poached eggs and bacon with hollandaise sauce and sourdough toast. If you don't want a cooked breakfast there's a choice of porridges with fresh fruit etc. It's run by a kiwi ... [ more ]
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Single bed base with underneath guest bed going free

Give, Lend & Borrow in Balham

Sally C
Flat base top takes standard single mattress (not included). Included is roll under guest bed with mattress with fold under legs that bring it to same height as main bed. Guest bed is shorter and narrower than a standard single. Perfect for kids. Has ... [ more ]

Garden Tips!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Summerstown

Jaime Johnson Garden
Todays' Garden Tip: Feed your emerging spring bulbs! It takes a lot of energy to make a flower so help your bulbs along with a feed.  Bulbs in containers need a high potash feed such as tomato fertiliser, and those in the ground could do with a general ... [ more ]
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Can anyone recommend an English tutor?

Recommendations in Upper Tooting

Lots of local news - local Councillors' new blog just out!

Local Conversations in Councillors Fleur Anderson and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Loo handle falling about

Recommendations in Earlsfield

Gillian P
Tenants have done something with loo handle it's all loose and have to push down 3-4 times to make it work . Took off top of loo there seems to be bits missing? As nothing in side cistern bit just loop of metal going to thingy . Is it easy to replace ... [ more ]
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It looks like the screw which tightens the lever arm to the handle stem is missing. You may have something around which fits into this. Otherwise, you can buy a new handle and lever arm kit at Homebase or b&q, which is what I did ages ago.

Looking for a gardener/willing labourer with a van

Recommendations in Balham

Sophie B
My kids and I are wanting to redesign the garden, but think we need some help.  We need someone who can help us, possibly over a couple of weekends: take out a lawn cut down some large bushes dig out roots lay a path create new flowerbeds dig and mulch ... [ more ]
Christine E
My partner is just about to start his garden tidying business (he's no Alan Titchmarsh!) - just waiting on the van. Most - all - of these tasks are his remit. You could ring or text him on 07969481652. His name is John Garrett.

Free garden/patio paving tiles!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Upper Tooting

Hi - we have approx 10-12 sq m of exterior paving tiles, free to anyone who can collect (Balham). They are about 50/50 light grey Indian slate and pale stone colour textured concrete. If you are interested and require any further info please let me ... [ more ]
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Getting fit!

Recommendations in Sands End

Oliver B
Hi I just saw that my personal trainer is offering a boot camp - Check him out as he is very good.

Website for small business

Recommendations in Summerstown

Bring Furniture Back To Life
Hi, I am looking to build a website for my small business and wondered if anyone could recommend a reasonably priced, good online website builder I could use ? Also which company is good to register my domain name? Very much appreciate any help and ... [ more ]
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Incomedia WebX or Ashampoo webbuilder have free/cheap website building programmes which might be worth a look.  I've heard Wix is good too. Netnames or nominet for registering domain names.  Usually about £10 for and £20 for .com names.

Attempted Break-in

Recommendations in Streatham

Sandra J
My ground floor window was jemmied on Monday 23 February.  This was a ground floor window facing the road on the Heaver Estate.  Fortunately the sash window bolts held and access was not achieved, but the window was opened 6 inches and could have been ... [ more ]
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David C
Although the advice is always to cut down the hedge because a high hedge gives the burglar some cover, remember that the high hedge also blocks noise and improves privacy, so not all bad.

Sirocco Fire help needed ordering parts

Recommendations in Streatham Park

Lily W
I am trying to buy some replacement coals and the holder for my mother's fire which is a Sirocco Eco2 Mk3. She lives miles away which does not help. On Siroccos's website there are 2 choices I have narrowed it down to and I cannot tell which one I need ... [ more ]

VHS to cd or dvd transfer

Local Conversations in Wandsworth

I have several family VHS's which I would love to transfer to cd or dvd  - does anyone do this? 
Filmmaker Sandra
I do this. I can put your film on DVD or USB key. I would personally recommend USB as you can put more than 1 tape on it. And if you want to edit it or make several copy on computer external hard drive it is the way to go. Computer manufacturer have ... [ more ]