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Absolute stupidity

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Joan L inactive
I was washing up this morning and looking out of the window when a young couple stopped their car. The young lady got out and took a young child from its seat in the back and placed it on the drivers lap. They carried on driving down the road with the ... [ more ]
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Ian W
Actually just remembered when I was a child my father was a flight engineer for BA and would often arrange for me to take co pilots seat at the controls of passenger planes in flight. Sure that would cause a rant or two now!
Marian C
Why do people have to be so judgemental about each other nowadays. It may have been done with the best of intentions

Jumble sale and cake stall

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Key for Car Radio

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Leavenheath
Any suggestion where I can get my car radio turned back on. Don't have the key code to use to turn it back on after battery had to be disconnected
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John W
Have you tried the Honest John technical forums yet? I have seen many many requests, probably hundreds, for radio codes, all answered there.

4 way extension socket

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Suzanne M
I've come across ten 4 way extension sockets in premises that I am clearing. Can anyone use them? They need fuses and cleaning up but working. Free to new home. Suzanne
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Handyman/Carpenter

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Can anyone help please?

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Suzanne M
On 13 January 2014 I was given a Sony Stereo Unit, Model No. HCD-WZ5 Compact Disc Tuner without a FM antenna! I am desperate for the round metal female plug so that I can listen to the radio as I have no Telly and have tried everywhere to obtain one.    ... [ more ]
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Suzanne M
I did check Maplins last year but they couldn't help. Thank you for the suggestion though, Suzanne
Ray L
Hi Suzanne I bought an FM aerial for my old amp about 3 weeks ago; female plug because the amp had the male connector. These are a standard type of connector used in many devices: ... [ more ]

Quiz afternoon

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The Meeting Place Centre
Quiz afternoon Sunday 10th May 1pm til 5.30 pm Teams 4 / 6 £ 5 per player includes Jacket spud at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close ip1 5lr

Community Produce Market and Cafe at Halifax Pavilion

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ActivGardens
We will be having a community market and Cafe on Friday 15th 10-12.30 at Halifax Bowls Pavilion on Halifax Road (IP2 8RE). The market will have fresh produce  and plants from the community garden and also plants from Chantry Walled Garden and the ... [ more ]

Lorries in Ipswich.

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Pat H
Can anyone tell me why there were 23 lorries within 10 minutes passing me travelling along Colchester Road, Valley Road and Yarmouth Road in the direction of Woodbridge and Felistowe at 9 30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 7th. Was there a problem on the Orwell ... [ more ]
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Michael A
I beg to differ with you I've had four incidents in the last eight years each of which was a vehicle hit me in my HGV I do know what I'm talking about where these vehicles are concerned as l have been driving HGV for over 30 years. One of my friends ... [ more ]
Ian W
The figures are DFT stats, the key point though which we both seem to agree is that HGV's are not a suitable vehicle to share the road with vulnerable road users. Their design is the result of poor legislation and changes are scheduled (delayed by Volvo ... [ more ]

new boiler

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Jean G
hi there streetlifers can anybody reccomend a heating engineer who would put in a new boiler, I have a quote from british gas but are rather expensive anybody local who is not too expensive and would do a good job and are reliable . thanks in advance .
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Lynda H
It surprised me that replacement boilers are sometimes funded for people not usually eligible due to the means test! You should be toasty next winter!
Jean G
yes thanks hope so but  never knew about the council green energy grants but knowing my luck as i own my house I probrably wouldn't be entitled for it but worth a try .!!

Quiz, Disco

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The Meeting Place Centre
Quiz afternoon 10th May 1pm til 5.30 pm Teams 4 / 6 £5 jacket spud, bring your own drink. Book teams in by Friday 8th contact me on 07985638026 or 01473 745470. Disco and Solo Singer Andre 23rd May tickets £5 please purchase by the 22nd of may. ... [ more ]

Sycamore seedlings

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Stoke Park, Ipswich
Kathleen E
Have you noticed the thousands of sycamore seedlings that have rooted and are growing in this part of Ipswich. When carrying out our monthly litterpick along the greensward in Belstead Road, the amount of seedlings that have landed and rooted are ... [ more ]
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Paul B
I do not remember so many before. We always have quite a few, but this seems exceptional. I am fortunate enough to have an old garden vac, ands filled two black bin bags almost full just from our smallish back garden!  is this some weird alien invasion ... [ more ]
Janet A
I've had loads of Sycamore seedlings too - they are everywhere much worse than usual.  Maybe the conditions are just right for most of them to grow this year -what an awful thought a lawn full of trees!!  Better get back out there & pull them all up!

Jumble /book sale

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The Meeting Place Centre
Come along for some bargins Saturday 25th 11 til 1.30 at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr . Jumble, books, jewelry, cakes stall raffle. Fund raiser for the centre.

Event

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Cathy G
We are holding a "get connected" week at Chantry library (Hawthorn Drive) from Sunday 10th May to Saturday 16th May. We now have free wifi and throughout the week you will be able to find out more about how to use your tablets, iphones, ebook readers or ... [ more ]

Speed limit on the A12

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Tina Y
Does anyone know how long the work between Ipswich and Colchester is going on for. Going towards Colchester I can see that they have resurfaced the road, but I never see the workmen at work. Just wondered.
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IMR
I travel from Ipswich to Stratford St Mary every day and have noticed that permanent speed cameras have been installed on both sides of the carriageway in the Stratford half of the 40mph zone. Colchester bound - first camera is just after Woodgates ... [ more ]
IMR
UPDATE: I went to Colchester and saw that there is another permanent camera on each side of the A12 near the bridge that goes over the A12 on the Essex side of the Essex/Suffolk border.

Bus Pass

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Leavenheath
My husband over heard a conversation in a shop in town (he is always earwigging) that the pensioner bus passes are to be stopped. Anybody know if it is true?
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Alex
I need to find the correct figures but the current government have borrowed more money in the last 5 years, than Labour have in their entire time in power. Doesn't sound like an improvement to me. IDS alone has cost the taxpayer billions with his failed ... [ more ]
Richard G
The dramatic increase in yearly borrowing occurred after Labour came to power , the last few years of Conservative rule were very low and were even positive following what the Conservatives had in place , but then ! Borrowing peaked under Labour 09/10 ... [ more ]

Jumble / Book sale

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The Meeting Place Centre
Saturday 25th April 11am til 1.30pm jumble jewellery book sale. With Raffle and cake stall, Refreshments lots of bargins to be had. At The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr please share, other events an ... [ more ]

Street Lights

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Pat H
Thought that "certain circumstances" enabled the street lights to be left on when needed. Obviously the council did not think it would help with the forecast high winds last night for people to actually see the trees or large branches on the ground ... [ more ]
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Alex
I didn't know that. When my motorbike was repeatedly vandalised and they attempted to steal it, nothing was ever done. The only reason it stopped was because I got rid of the bike. Our lights are always off at midnight, even when I reported what had ... [ more ]
SMM
Ours were on but I didn't realise why until after a few weeks when police were doing house to house enquiries after a neighbours garden was vandalised. The PC who called at my house explained it to me. A few other similar incidents meant they were on for ... [ more ]

Essential electrical works affecting county council services during Easter weekend

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Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, Just wanted to make sure you were aware of some essential electrical works being undertaken over the Easter holiday weekend which will interrupt some county council on-line services. There is a full press release ... [ more ]