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Vets local to IP4

Graham H in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a great vets that are not a ripoff in IP4? Thanks Graham and Karen
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Pauline C
We use Companion Care in Pets At Home in Martlesham & have been very happy but always go to Jollyes Tuesday afternoon walk-in clinic for vaccinations - massively cheaper than anywhere else!!   I think Vets4Pets are part of the same network as ... [ more ]

New restaurants for Ipswich

Natalie S in Westbourne
Are you keen to see new chain restaurants coming to Ipswich? Will Wagamama, Five Guys and Joe's Kitchen help revive our night-time economy? Or will they turn Ipswich into an identi-kit ... [ more ]
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Chrissie W
Tried out CASABLANCA Odd name for a Lebanese restaurant. Food very good, welcoming atmosphere, not a big selection (wise for a new place) but all looked good. Services was efficient, non-intrusive and INTELLIGENT! Owner very accessible and did the ... [ more ]

Hedgehog Care

Citizen of Ipswich in Sproughton
My dogs found a small hedgehog in my garden, which was hiding under a small pile of leaves, I recovered it but it hasn't moved in two days. It doesn't seem big enough to survive the winter, especially under such a small pile of leaves. Also my dogs won't ... [ more ]


Natalie S in Westbourne
A trip down memory lane here - do you remember any of these old Ipswich stores?
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John W
"Possibly why they shut down!" Although there are such stores in other places still surviving, Fram DIY in Framlingham for one.
Linda E
Lots of independent ladies clothes shops, Ashley Russell in the Buttermarket, Irene's, Paige's, Jax where MacDonalds is now, Leman's where Monsoon is now, and one at major's Corner whose name escapes me.

Ipswich gas leak

Natalie S in Westbourne
Shoppers were evacuated from M&S this morning after Carbon Monoxide was found in the building. More here
Thank you for that. Saves me having to continue wondering why the store was closed when I went to town, and kicking myself for not asking about it when I went home and found everything back to normal.

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
Something for all the family including stalls, face painting, Father Christmas, refreshments.  Come and support your local Library.


Gillian M in Westerfield
Does anyone know of a good engraver please. A fine engraving on a small special piece of jewelry. Thank you.

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.

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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Nikki B
Just read the posts here, and it looks like we are all in agreement that Ryder Davies are fab.  My dog was put to sleep 5 weeks ago, and I have nothing but praise for the way they handled a grief stricken 'Mum' who would talk for crying.  They are very ... [ more ]
Ian H
hi nikki they are not just pets but a very important member of your family ,i expect the same treatment from my vet as if not better than the hospital ,and i have nothing but praise for ipswich hospital ,so ryder davis are tops for their  services

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!

Glass tv table

NW Ipswich Youth Forum

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The Meeting Place, Limerick Close (formerly Whitehouse Community Centre)
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in Westbourne
Do you know any 12-25 year olds living in Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill who say they are bored and there's nothing to do? Maybe you're one of them. NW Ipswich Big Local Trust are here to help make a difference, but we need young people to tell us ... [ more ]

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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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 .

Kindle novel set in area.

Paul W in Castle Hill
The Ceramic Cottage by McEvoy Williams (aka me) is on Amazon Kindle, price £1.99. It is FREE on Mon and Tues 23 & 24 November. (You do not now need a Kindle device to read Kindle books, as the App can be downloaded free from Amazon for desktops, ... [ more ]

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 .

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.

Barking Dogs

Nigel S in Bramford
It seems to me it is the fashion nowadays to keep a dog, with that comes a responsibility, in the last few months dogs seem to be barking most of the night somewhere along Henley Road. Why can't people control their dogs - especially when people are ... [ more ]
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someone to dig garden ip12jn

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Sloe berries

Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Just wondered if I was too late picking sloes or if not does anybody know where there is some please? Thanks
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Denise H
not too late and there are some up the lane heading to blue leighs static home next to the chequers pup have to walk right up....
Just want to thank you all for your replies. I was hoping to go last weekend but things cropped up unexpectantly (as they do). I will go this weekend and hope they are still there, if not - thanks Dave for your offer, very kind of you 😀

ME sufferers

Mary P in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone out there with ME? A friend of mine has chronic pain & is unable to lead a normal daily life. Do some sufferes have good days & could my friend get any benefits?
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I've found that this condition does a bang up job of isolating the sufferer, so alienating myself online by being a grumpy moo, doesn't help anyone. Especially not me or anyone seeking advice and/or friendship. The online community is the only access I ... [ more ]
Chris G
There's a interesting video series made by a friend of mine ME sufferers might find interesting - here's the link: