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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
We have recently cancelled our Virgin Tv subscription, it was getting far to expensive. Can anyone recommend someone who can sort out our TV for the freeview channels and internet please as its a bit beyond  me. Thanks in advance
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Nick G
Virgin totally messed me about when I was living on Foxhall Road. The monthly charge was changed without notice, and the phone service was regularly changed removing my cheap rate international calls to Norway, which almost every other month required ... [ more ]
Ray L
Most of the companies can raise prices mid contract - but you then get a 30 day 'window' to cancel your contract at no cost if you wish (this is usually hidden in small print). I have Virgin Broadband only at £28.  Their broadband is better than ... [ more ]

thrasher roundabout nacton road, rabbits

Pat C in Racecourse
what has happened to the rabbits that used to live on the roundabout? i haven't seen one for a good couple of weeks now. i can only guess that they have been gassed as they all disappeared at the same time. anyone any ideas ?
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Nick G
I would imagine that as it is coming to winter they do as many animals do, burrow and stay down unless they need to come up for a quick feed. Rabbits don't hibernate as far as I'm aware, but may build a cache of food underground if food is short. The ... [ more ]

Suffolk retail park traffic lights

Caroline S in Stoke
Has anyone been to the range or Argos etc on Suffolk retail park since they have put the new traffic lights in. I want to go the range but the idea of being stuck in the car park for god knows how long us really putting me off. Just wanted to know of ... [ more ]
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Nick G
I know I shouldn't, but I nearly always park in Sainsbury's car park, and to offset my naughtiness, do a quick bit of shopping in there before using any of the shops on Suffolk retail park. Unless I absolutely have to go into there by car for Halfords ... [ more ]

Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]
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Nick G
Yvonne B, the wildlife conservation was a genuine caller, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and carried a proper identification card. I know as he knocked on my door, leaving a leaflet and offered to call back the next night. I read the leaflet, and also ... [ more ]
Yvonne B
I know he was probably genuine but I said no because I pay into several charities and there is a limit to how much I can pay out on a pension plus it was dark and I live alone I seem to have these callers all the time its OK to say it's only Pound a ... [ more ]

Neighbourhood watch

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Fencing

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Jenny A
We can thoroughly recommend Richard James 07799205836/01473272086. He has recently replaced a fence for us. He was reliable,tidy and very reasonable. Actually he was recommended to us on Streetlife.
James H
I have 17 years experience in the trade, im local and have had several jobs off streetlife previously, references available.  Competitive prices and available now!

Electrician

Dave L
Try Ashley Smy / Smy Electrical on +44 7989 305638 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Smy-Electrical-102221786779682

Upper Orwell Crossing - Ground Investigations

Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town Centre
Last week Suffolk County Council put in an Planning Application (16/01121/FPC) to undertake ground investigations for an Upper Orwell Crossing. An daily (Mon-Fri) 24 hour operation for 4 months is going to terrorise local residents (streets below), ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Ipswich Ltd Hello Ipswich Ltd - Just so you know you can include our name in posts - it does make it easier for us to see which ones people would like us to respond too.   I have referred your post to the Upper Orwell Crossing team and they have ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Thank you for the information Matt. Do you know anything about the road infrastructure either side of the main UOC bridge? I assume on the East side they will be installing a roundabout? Is the bridge going to be positioned horizontal or diagonal?

Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]

Painting Christmas Robins Art Workshops

AmyNB in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello everyone, here is a great Christmas art workshop I will be holding at Ipswich County Library this Friday 9th December 10am -2pm . All details are on the poster attached. Please feel free to send me a message if you would like to know more.

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Carpet cleaner

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Lesley S
Ive just had my lounge carpet & suite cleaned by Hawkins Homecare, Lovely local guy & his wife. They did a fantastic job, I was so pleased. Wern't the cheapest but after initially booking someone cheaper I changed my mind & I'm so glad I ... [ more ]

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

New Year's Eve disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr

Dog walkers

Andrea B in Stoke
Hello I live on Wherstead road and I need to find a reliable dog walker as I have to start work full time in a couple of weeks and am really worried about my little dog being on his own all day I'm currently part time but needs must and have to go ... [ more ]
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TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]

Professional accompianist

Karen L in Ipswich Town Centre
I'm a professional Actress and singer and need a good pianist accompianist to practise going over some songs for auditions. Thanks Karen
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gas hob

Tony G in Stoke
Hi can anyone recommend a gas fitter to fit a gas hob many thanks
Tony T
Hi Tony, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will fit it for you. £115 ish if within one metre of connection. He's local on 07823446339.

Found

Hayley C in Stoke
Someone has lost a set of keys along maidenhall approach last night I have them safe leave information on this site and I will get back to you

GOOD NEWS!

Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]

Eagle in Lowestoft

Andrew H in Ipswich Town Centre
Did anyone spot a large Bird of Prey, in the car park next to the Court house in Lowestoft? Largely black or very dark brown with a white rump. Slightly bedraggled. Can't tell you more as I was taken be surprise and was on the top of the No.1 bus (me ... [ more ]
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Electrician needed to install integrated electric oven

Pauline D in Stoke
Does anyone know   an electrician who could install a built in electric oven for my daughter.   Her present one has broken and will need that one taking out and a new one fitted.   Only a small job so is always hard to get someone to do it.