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Natalie S in Westbourne
A trip down memory lane here - do you remember any of these old Ipswich stores?
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Citizen of Ipswich
As a child I hated Footman's food hall because of the strong smell of cheese and other smoked products. Today, I would absolutely adore such a place. Martin and Newby's was a great place to get a thing-a-me-bob (when you didn't know it's name). The staff ... [ more ]

Bed, free to good home, no mattress.

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
I have a bed to give away, its has metal headboard and wooden  slats but no mattress.  Sorry can,t deliver.  If wanted you will have to pick it up.
It's worth contacting the food bank. They were extremely grateful for some old furniture from me a couple of years ago. The collected and it went to a woman with 3 children who had just been rehoused without a stick of furniture.

Belstead Road Closed !

Chris M1 in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead Road is closed in both directions near the zebra crossing and top of Willoughby Road.. Traffic is being diverted but some traffic is attempting to by pass the diversion signs by turning into Philip Road/ Rectory Road. There have been situations ... [ more ]
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Cat Antifreeze Poisoing

Carol C in Sproughton
On Saturday I lost my dear sweet little cat to suspected antifreeze poisoning.  She had been off her food for several days but tests revealed her kidneys had suddenly lost all function and there was nothing that could be done.  I am in Fircroft Road near ... [ more ]
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Carol C
My little cat's ashes will be coming back in a tiny wooden casket, but the sleeping cat container is a great idea, not seen that before.
Ian H
hi ml we have a ryder davis in woodbridge that is where I took him , they were very considerate I held him when he died ,I could not bring him home I had to leave him ,I felt like I had abandoned him it hurt ,but I have a nice picture of us together some ... [ more ]

The teapot project

Windows 10 training

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
Is there anyone in Ipswich who does Windows 10 training please?  Husband and I cant make head or tail of it!

Would appreciate it if anyone can spare any?

Andrew P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck or leisure batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area? Ideally they can still hold a bit of charge, but not essential as I dont ... [ more ]
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Advice please

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Linda K
If you choose not to hold on to old deeds, contact the Suffolk Record Office to see if they would like them, especially if property is very old.

Glass tv table

Wind fall apples

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Washing machine engineer required

Hayley S in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi there can anyone recommend a good washing machine engineer please? Ours doesn't always spin at the end of a cycle so I guess there's a problem with the programmes. Thank you.

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, St Margaret's street, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
We are holding our first fundraising ball, the theme is love Tickets are £10 pp or we have discounts available for larger group bookings please ask, To book:
Bear for an Angel
This is our first fundraising ball and we need your support, Mostly we need to sell tickets at the moment, we also need prizes for our raffle & sponsors We are a small not for profit organisation trying to get known and trying to make a change to ... [ more ]

More Roadworks. More Delay

Citizen of Ipswich in Sproughton
As well as the usual delays caused by the slow progress of the roadworks up by the Euro Park, I was further delayed yesterday by temporary traffic lights on Henley Rd, Bramford Rd and at the junction of Nacton and Landseer Rds. None of these delays were ... [ more ]
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We all know that the SCC cant do without their little red lights, stick all them thar lights on the Cornhill that would brighten the place up.
Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone,  Just to let you know, we've had some information from our highways technician about the signs.  Our information is sourced from other departments within the council as well as from the internet, media and our own traffic information. ... [ more ]

Traffic management boards.

Elaine D in White House
I drove into Bramford Rd yesterday morning at 09.30. The traffic was awful, unknown to me there had been a bad accident on the A14. I got to the board on the Bramford/Chevallier crossroads, and instead of the board saying, Accident on the A14, town ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
I agree Charles W. The same on the left turn from London Rd into Yarmouth Rd. But then there's lots of examples of daft road layouts across the town.
Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, sorry again for the delay in responding. We’ve passed your comments to our highways technician who’s responded with the following: Our information is sourced from other departments within the council as well as from the internet, media ... [ more ]

Ashcroft road traffic lights

Jack D in Westbourne
Is it just me that witnesses this whenever I'm at the norwich road ashcroft road traffic lights. Nearly ever time cars comjng down norwich road heading to town will jump this set of lights. I personally think the settings are wrong at these lights as ... [ more ]
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Roy B
Mark B Actually if you were turning from Ashcroft into Norwich Rd, you would realise that only about 4 vehicles have time to make it, traffic jumping the lights along Norwich Rd compound the issue, especially if they do not make it across the junction, ... [ more ]
Jonathan B
Simply answer and cost saving too. Remove all traffic lights and put give way signs and markings in place. It works when the lights fail.   Case in point. Kesgrave are trailing no lights on the round about. Hoping for positive results from that trial .

Door to door knife salesmen

Gordon T in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi everyone, I live in the IP4 area near Christchurch park. Last night around tea time for the second time in a couple of months an Irish bloke knocked on the door trying to sell some crappy kitchen knives. This is despite the fact I have a clear sign ... [ more ]
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Gordon T
I'll certainly look into that, but I'm not entirely sure it would have made a difference in this particular case, as like I said I have a clear 'no uninvited traders' sign in the window of my front door and they struck me as total dodgy fly-by-night ... [ more ]

Looking for some talking books cassette tapes CDs or SD stick

Marie sophie F in Chantry
Looking for these to try out my music player wireless for the blind has given me as I have read most at my local library has any one got any story cassettes in there loft I like lots of topics including poetry thanks for reading
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Belstead Road

Chris M1
According to: it has been extended from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd.

40th Anniversary Orwell Walk, Cycle and Run

Starting at Gainsborough Sports Centre, Braziers Wood Rd, Ipswich
Jo B in Ipswich Town Centre
Organised ny the Rotary Club of Ipswich East, this is a great day out for all the family - you can walk, run or cycle as many or as few miles as you wish whilst raising money through sponsorship for the charity of your choice. This is the only major ... [ more ]
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Frances S
Have taken part for the last few years and completed the whole 25 miles for the first time this year! An enjoyable route on shore, through woods and across fields with a great sense of achievement at the finish line knowing that you helped your chosen ... [ more ]
Tina B
Take part every year and love it - such a great feeling at the end of 25 miles - warning - it may become addictive!

Acupuncture recommendation

Brian J in Stoke
I've been advised by hospital to try acupuncture treatment for very painful neck problems. Can anyone recommend an Acupuncturist in Suffolk or Essex Area please. Many thanks. B
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Simon C
Brian I can highly recommend Suffolk Community Acupuncture based in 4a Fore Street.  Good success with pain relief and first session for new customers is free. Contact 01473 222328.
Tina B
Try Wayne Johnson @ The Aspen Centre @ Claydon - I doubt you will find anyone better. Tel 01473 831135/07882 624228

Did Storm Barney cause any damage where you are?

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you had any damage as a result of the storm?
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Richard G
Tony - panels flex too much and are only held in generally by about 1cm of concrete on both sides . You can get galvanised brackets that hold the panels much more securely . If your posts are wooden then similarly can be resolved with better fixings .

Onsie/Pyjamas Disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse
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National Grid Works on Chantry

Anita S in Blacksmith's Corner
I would like to know why there hasn't been any notification to householders,regarding the National Grid works going on over roads in Chantry.How long are these going to last and which roads are affected etc.A courtesy letter sent to roads affected before ... [ more ]
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Ruth L
And I checked earlier, they've now extended the works on Kingfisher/Pheasant/Hawthorn drive junction until the 21st of December, if you're walking along the path in the early hours, there's no warning lights which makes it slightly ... [ more ]

Tree needs pruning

John W in Westbourne
We've got a magnolia tree in our front garden that needs pruning, we need a few suggestions for tree surgeons, ideally people who know their trees, not just someone with a saw and a ladder.
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Ted M
The big problem with a Magnolia tree is that it really doe's fight back. we prune ours every couple of years and it fights with a vengeance but it is healthy and produces lovely flowers sometimes twice a year.

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (10 Dec)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to elderly people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, IT or ... [ more ]