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Virgin land-line problem

Kate B in Summerstown
My cable land-line is not working and I don't know how long it's been down because I rarely use it!  TV and B/B all fine.  The phones themselves are powered but there is no signal.  Virgin say there is no problem.! Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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Matthew G
I've had periodic problems with both Virgin landline and broadband. This week it was the landline. I went to Virgin Media online, and the test showed no problem. But the site still enabled me to book an engineer visit - which I proceeded with. He came ... [ more ]
funnily enough my virgin cable landline is not working at the moment either.  login to and go to 'service status'. run the rubbish self diagnosis thing.  (i had to restart it and run it a second time, it got to 99% and just ... [ more ]

Virgin media broadband issues

Sukie T in Wandsworth
Anyone else having trouble with virgin media broadband in sw11 area? This is the second time in a week we have no internet and can only get hold of robots on the phone. No clue as to what is going on

Help with removing decking

Felicity M in Chelsea
Hello I need some help removing some decking and taking it to the dump. I don't know if any one can recommend someone who could do this? The decking has to be taken up. Thank you!
Molly S
Hi  I recommend Tim Weston, a very nice Aussie,who does a good work,we use him and pleased with his work. 07753 146 697. He is local.
Barbara J
Hello Felicity I know someone who could do it but he hasn't got means to get it to the dump. He is happy to load up your car (if you have one) go to the dump and help unload. Perhaps the council would pick up?

Spider Plant Cutting Wanted

MM in Pimlico
My daughter would like a spider plant for her bedroom. Does anyone have a Spider Plant we could take a cutting from? Many thanks!
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Thank you ALL so much for your responses.  Wonderful to think of all those lovely little spider plants out there!  Kate and Lilja may I PM you first  as you are closest, and if for some reason that doesn't work out I may well come back for more from ... [ more ]

Pilates classes at Dimson Lodge, Battersea Church Road

emmsar in Wandsworth
Hello everyone, Today we had the first class of Pilates, we were not as many as we would have wanted, Raquel gave us a good work out. We would like to have another five participants for the 1pm class. We will probably combine the 2 sessions to have ... [ more ]
sc m
Thanks emmsar. Yes, the class was beneficial and not too fast paced. I am wanting to learn the breathing technique within each movement! So in my opinion the class offered this, rather than just move on to the next position. Have 1 more lady to join ... [ more ]

Lambeth Palace Gardens

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Rotary Club Battersea Park in Upper Tooting
Why not visit Lambeth Palace Gardens, see leaflet for more details. The money raised will go towards the Rotary Club of Battersea Park 'Christmas Day Event' for the over 65's.

Wimbledon Football Stadium development

Sarah M in Furzedown
Don't forget that you have until Wed 10 August to get in your comments to the Mayor of London on why he should make the decision about the building of a 20,000 seater stadium, 602 homes etc on the borough boundary between Merton and Wandsworth. Impact ... [ more ]
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I hope that someone can keep an eye on what happens to those poor greyhounds when it closes. Racing greyhound owners don't have a great reputation for their welfare once they've lost their monetary value.
Rod C
That is true, and there are groups who do that. But hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for this cruel "sport" completely, allowing dog lovers to keep greyhounds as pets rather than money making machines. After that we need to end horse ... [ more ]

Part time class assistants needed for Kumon centre in SW18

Jeremy C in Putney
Do you know any A level students  who would like some part time work? The Kumon centre in Wandsworth (in St Anne's Church hall) needs assistants to mark homework and help children with their maths and English. GCSE maths preferred.  Classes are on ... [ more ]
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Shirley W
Looking at the Kumon website it states that you have to attend a training day to become a Kumon trainer. As you are advertising for the Earlsfield office and the training days are not in this area I was wondering when these training days would be? ... [ more ]
Jeremy C
Hi Shirley, That may be to find out how to become a Kumon trainer at HQ. We are looking for class assistants for our centre in SW18 so your daughter trains with us. Essentially she learns on the job so is paid from the start.  We have a surge in new ... [ more ]

What's wrong with cardboard and the rubbish collection service?

Dmitriy in Balham
I have some cardboard that rubbish collectors DO NOT wish to collect. Nothing special about, just a crashed Amazon box. For over a month now they were ignoring it in the bin shed and on the bin shed. Do I have to glue a quid on it for them to get ... [ more ]
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Just spoke to Wandsworth rubbish collection department and they are perplexed too about crushed (flattened) cardboard not being collected, so reported it as an issue.

John Lewis and Waitrose both deteriorated

Angela Bunt in Streatham Park
Am I the only one who has noticed a marked deterioration in the quality of products and customer service in John Lewis and Waitrose? Had two recent bad experiences with JL re quality of their own brand bed bases and appalling customer service. Still ... [ more ]
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Totally agree about Waitrose Balham and glad I'm not the only one to have similar views! Have complained many times on twitter and on their website - mainly about their fresh counters and lack of trained staff there. The response is always prompt and ... [ more ]

Free "Sofa Workshop" Limerick Sofa

Kitty B in Battersea
Free "Sofa Workshop" Limerick Sofa - Large Super comfy large sofa to good home. Please note I am keeping the cushions but this a great sofa & was originally £3k new but about 10 years old. H80cm x W231cm x D102cm Its very big so please check the ... [ more ]
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Barbara J
Yes, I think it can but it would be a good idea for me to see it anyway. Will you text me your details on 07956 280 340 please? I am available to see it anytime tomorrow or failing that, Tuesday next week to the weekend.  Kind regards

Wanted A2 Math & Physics Tutor Recommendation

R D in Sands End
Hi Everyone Can anyone recommend a good qualified Math Tutor & also a Physics Tutor for my son who is in his last year of A levels (A2). Must be willing to travel to my home in Furzedown. Thanks

looking for room to rent

Davied P in Walham Green
My nephew is moving back from Belfast to London to start a new job in Vauxhall,, does anyone have a room to rent - even short term, to help him on his way .....He's decent lad , 24, with an over protective mother and Uncle.
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Elisabeth E
Yes Sue ! We would be very happy to have your nephew, as I do mine when they come to visit in the Summer ! We have a spare double room to rent on short term basis ... up to him. No fixed date. Call me 078 30 24 26 47 - Views over the river. Large ... [ more ]

Epson printer repairs...

DaisyDog in Earlsfield
Any recommendations for someone to attend to an Epson R1800 printer? Mine is no longer printing well despite replacing all ink cartridges and initiating the head cleaning process.
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Speak to Simon Thwaites  on: 0208 874 7111 can't remember the name of the company but he's on old colleague of mine and he specialises in Epson.
I will follow up all suggestions given, starting with a head cleaning kit (the cheapest option) and then other paths will follow if required. Thank you all very much!

10 days left to run Paradise of the Assassins

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Our cat is missing.

Catherine F in Southfields
Our Tomey is about 8yrs old, she is a Tabby/Tortoise shell - her front left paw is ginger - she looks a little chubby. She went missing on Saturday 24th September, from Tonsley Heights SW18. Tomey is mainly an indoor cat, and usually wouldn't go ... [ more ]
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The Payday Salon presents two sensational bands at the Balham Bowls Club this Thursday

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Balham Bowls Club
Mat S in Streatham
The nights are drawing in and the season of mellow mists and fruitfulness settling upon us. But there is one place that is always an inferno of sound, style and savoir-faire. And that is THE PAYDAY SALON in the luxurious setting of the Ballroom of ... [ more ]
Mat S
Hi Jo, yes indeed! Don your dancing pumps and head on over for an evening of terpsichorean bacchanal! And bring your hoofer friends!!

Local salvage yards?

Vix W in Streatham
Does anyone know of a local salvage yard that might be interested in buying two original mid-century radiators?  They are both a nice shape and worked well when we took them out of our house, so it seems a shame to take them to the tip.  Or any other ... [ more ]
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Just tried the links Jonathan E posted but they don't work - here are the correct ones: SalvoWeb international: SalvoWeb UK:

Free cartridges for Canon printers

Karen H in Sands End
Our beloved printer has died after seven years' use and we have surplus cartridges to give away. Compatible wit the following models: PIXMA MX885/IP4850/IP4950/MG5150/MG5250/MG5350/MG6150/MG6250/MG6550/ MG8150/MG8250/MX895. NB these are not certified ... [ more ]

Join Which? campaign in fighting nuisance calls.

Dmitriy in Balham OR a shorter link for those who can't access that long one:
Amanda G
Thanks Dmitriy. I have signed the petition. Nuisance calls make me so cross. I worry about the vunerable people who can be taken in or at the least distressed by these calls.

Cardboard boxes wanted

Annette J in Sands End
Moving abroad and looking for cardboard boxes. Please contact me if you have any to give or sell at reasonable price. Thanks
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Battersea Park threat

Al C in Sands End
I received this this morning, about protecting parks in the UK. Britain’s parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces - from playgrounds, to the park you relax in on your ... [ more ]
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Ian Bull
Hullo Jane. I'd say virtually all the Park is free to use, certainly much more than up until the late 1970s, and will continue to be so. My reason for writing was that there is no specific threat to Battersea Park yet the topic heading is specific to ... [ more ]
Ian Bull
Gawd, Streetlife has just deleted my typing in mid-stream! To conclude... Al C does have a valid point in that there are London Boroughs who are considering disposals of parkland for residential development but to my knowledge Wandsworth isn't one ... [ more ]

Dyeing Sofa Covers!!

Mick in West Hill
Does anyone know of somewhere that I can get the covers for my sofa dyed? I've checked online and they seem to be far too expensive. Or can anyone reccomend a a home dye kit that will do the trick?
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caroline w
I've done the covers of two separate sofas and neither was affected really. The dyeing process is just at normal wash temperature so, if the covers are washable, then they are dyeable.

Choral sheet music

Kathy W in Wandsworth
I have lots of choral and solo sheet music. I can no longer sing so I'm looking for a home for this. I was a second soprano.
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Susan L
Ruth B  If you are a singing teacher, do come and see what I have left. Some oratorio  and opera scores still left, plus many individual songs. I'll send you the list of what's left. I was a soloist and reacher for 45 years, until I was in a car ... [ more ]
Ruth B
Thank you too Susan, I will get back to you soon when I have had a chance to have a look at your list.

Broken hair drier and other bits please

SpyAquamarine in Putney Heath
Hi. I work in Early Years, the kids loving playing hairdressing. We often set a mini hair salon for them but we are short in items. If you have a broken hair drier or other hair stuff such as combs, brushes, clips etc that you no longer need I will ... [ more ]
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Rosie P
Hi there, I have a spare hairdryer, you can take the plug off and various rollers and I am sure I can find a hairbrush. I will sort them out today. I live in Wimbledon