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Electric Bicycles

Robert R in White House
Can anyone recommend an electric bike or a shop which sells them. I've been to Halfords and was astonished that they don't stock them or seem to have any interest in them. I can find manufacturers and dealers on line of course but as the bikes cost ... [ more ]
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Robert R
Thankyou to everyone who sent me informative information about electric bicycles:- Richard G; June B; Mass R; DAF; Liz H; John E; Douglas H; Sue B and Lyn D. I'll follow up your recommendations about ecyclesdirect and the Powercycle Salisbury. I'll ... [ more ]

A New Beginners Tai Chi class in Kesgrave.

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
A new Beginners Class starts in Kesgrave on the Monday 12th September 2016 10am at Scout Hall Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 1JF Your instructor will be John Robertson The Suffolk Tai Chi Academy formed three years ago in Ufford, near ... [ more ]
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Gardener recommendation

A G in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello We need a gardener please who can also take away all the rubbish as well in relation to clearing a garden? We wouldn't need any landscaping etc it would be to clear an overgrown garden to a manageable level. Anyone have anyone they can ... [ more ]
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William W
Hi we charge £10 per hour and all our equipment is petrol driven so doesn't take long to do anything. Thanks Will

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
I shall be instructing you for the first 17 moves of the 108, hopefully you will want to go on to a continuing class where you learn the rest of the moves. It should be fun as well as instructive, (otherwise I'll be doing it wrong!) Apart from all ... [ more ]

DVD recording

Brian P in Westerfield
Is there  anyone out therewho can help me. My Sony DVD recorder/player has stopped communicating with my Virgin Box/TV. It has always worked through my cart cable until I accidentally pressed the wrong button when switching the recorder on. Now I ... [ more ]
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Dave L
It sounds like you've somehow altered the recorder settings. You'll need to go into the menu and change the recording input to match your particular set-up. Unfortunately there's no standard set-up for these things so you'll need to check how your ... [ more ]

Turtle in Christchurch Park

Tom T in Westerfield
Amazing what you find in this beautiful park. Attached photograph taken on Tuesday this week.
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Mark N
They've been there a long time so I imagine so.
Tom T
Thanks for your comments. I spoke to the information centre at Christchurch Park who said there are two turtles in the pond. They seem to be thriving. Before Tuesday I had no idea they were there and feel very lucky t have captured them on camera.

Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Recommendations for Solicitors in Ipswich

A. Local in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone had recent experience of any local solicitors? Family law in particular? Some ideas on fees for hourly appointments would also be helpful :)
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Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]


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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

Claydon A14 roundabout 22-24 August

John T in Castle Hill
Good to see that the road closure will not be there at rush hour, but will affect 89 89A bus route. see and bus changes

Chimney Cowls

Teresa T in Castle Hill
Can anyone recommend someone who fits chimney cowls? I have had problems with birds falling down the chimney.
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Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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COR  Derick L that was some smack on the wrist-- any thing I may say in this post you can check back on by using the link to the first part of the debate that Martin C has provided on here-- if memory serves me right Richard G was one of the first to ... [ more ]
Susan H On the-- That Hum topic-- this lady said her house is surrounded by fields I can appreciate her feelings but is this why she is so against the Northern fringe big build and our NBP request--

That HUM

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Just heard most of a fascinating programme with Steve Punt about the 'World Hum', that awful hum that some people hear, sometimes, but often at night. There are many theories about it ,ranging from the sound of fish calling to each other to high ... [ more ]
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Door dipping

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I used this firm last year and they were very good. Collected the items from my house and delivered them back a week later, finished to a good standard. I was pleased.


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Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Do any of you wonderfully knowledgable people on here know of a reputable reupholsterer who could possibly redo a chaise longue for me, please? It is a seriously unhappy piece of furniture that I'd like to try to resurrect and actually use. Sadly, it ... [ more ]
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Susan P
I've used Hayley Skinner(on Facebook as Eclectic Reupholstery) to reupholster a bedroom chair and she's currently re-doing our footstool......she really is very clever and has wonderful ideas.

New Creative Writing Group

Sandy H in Broke Hall
A new creative writing group is starting on Wednesday evenings from September in Rushmere. A friendly group lead by a local established playwright and short story writer. Whether you've always wanted to write and need something to get you ... [ more ]
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Marilyn B
Hi Sandy Yes I would be interested please put my name down . Marilyn Brooks I think we have met at the book club, unfortunately I have only attended one as dates and times were a bit iffy for me. Where is Winston Ave I do recognise it though. Many ... [ more ]
Pat C
Yes please Sandy I would like to join. I won't be available the last week in Sept / first week in Oct. Will this matter?

Crochet classes

Stephanie C in Witnesham
I am an experienced knitter, but never learnt how to crochet. I want to correct this omission by finding a class which teaches this. I have a work colleague who would like to learn too. Does anyone know of such a class?
Hi Stephanie. Try Jenny Wrens in St Peters Street. Great teacher there managed to teach my freind to crochet she had been trying for years alwsys ended up with tube. Niw shes making cute little blankets with proper corners

Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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That's really interesting, Andrew H. and fascinating. I'm in IP1 and we had nothing. (Sadly my ability to use compass directions is truly limited hence the post code.)

Neff gas hob

Barbara C in Westbourne
I have a problem with the sparking ignition on my hob. Every time I ignite a flame the ignition continues to spark and the only way to stop it is to switch off the electricity to it for a time. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what was the ... [ more ]
Theresa H
We had a new kitchen fitted with Neff products earlier this year. We thankfully have no problems as yet but they did give us Neff contact number if we had any problems. 0344 8928989. Hope this helps. Theresa. x


Mary T in Castle Hill
I have a couple of pairs of trousers that need shortening and my   lovely lady who has helped me over many years has retired at the age of 84.  What a wonderful achievement... This means I would be exceptionally grateful if anyone out there would be ... [ more ]
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Ticket up for grabs

Sandy H in Broke Hall
I've got ONE (OAP) ticket for The Tempest at Jimmy's Farm on Saturday night at 7.30 please contact me if you'd like it.

ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?


Richard F in California
Looking for a reasonably priced disco for a family party on the 3rd September, anyone know of a young DJ starting up?
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