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Sue S
Hi Jennifer, do you have an email address where I can send you a message? I'm similar, retired, and am a happy soul. With a car!

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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Thank you Matt (and good arternoon to you bore) for keeping your lot updated with this thread-- and in no way was I being disrespectful-- just an old Suffolk dumplings way of talking-- but how do you think that they will let the public know of the ... [ more ]

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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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?

Smell of burning

Linda E in Maidenhall
On Wednesday evening there was a very strong smell of burning in the Valley Road area. It git so bad that I had to close my bedroom window because of the fumes. I haven't heard any news of a big fire anywhere. Any one else smell anything?
Peter S
Yes, we got it as well along Henley Road. We had to shut all the windows because it was affecting our breathing! Our thoughts were that it was a garden bonfire which was a bit antisocial on one of the hottest evenings of the year when most people had ... [ more ]

Trying to find Trixie

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some while ago I was trying to find an old friend named Trixie-- there was a kind lady on here that tried to help me I dont remember your name-- at that time Trixie was about to move house-- she has now been in touch-- was it YOU who tried to help? if ... [ more ]
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No Andrew not stupid I use to have problems with-- LOL-- TLC-- and a lot more so I invented SOH-- yer your right CW means Country and Western-- cant stick this Line Dancing stuff-- that's not CW-- we have another name for that it's known as SK-- SOH

Festival of Paganism

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Oddfellows Hall, High Street, Ipswich
Robin H in Maidenhall
A free event for people interested in learning about what modern day pagans do and believe, hosted by the Ipswich Pagan Council. Refreshments available during the day. Talks, discussions, storytelling, information stands. A friendly event for open-minded ... [ more ]

Window Cleaner

Pat H
Yes give Frankie a ring on 685837, local and very good, been doing mine and my Sons for a while and no complaints, Hope this helps.

Windows 10 start up problem

Brian H in Stoke Park
Hi. Can anybody advise/help on why my pc will not start up, despite trying the Windows self diagnostic cure.
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Simon B
Toby P. Here is the download link from Microsoft: It is part of the Windows Essentials programme. However, if you have an, (or e-mail address, ... [ more ]
Brian H
Hi. Many thanks to everybody who posted with their help and advice. Amazingly my laptop/Windows 10 is working fine now; all I done was to close it down for a few days. Not a great technical cure but it seems okay now.

Set up web link?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Our debate Northern Bypass for Ipswich is now closed-- do any one know how I can set up a webb link for reference purpose only-- I have no idea myself-- thanks
Dave L
Do you mean this ( or something else?

Is this your cat?

Wendy P in Whitton
This pretty grey cat has been roaming around Bennett Rd for the past 10 days or so. She is not chipped, no collar but a very loud voice especially at 04.30!!!. Does anyone recognise her?
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Jim G in Common, The
hi does any body know of a good cheep person who can take up a pair of trousers for me thanks
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Jean G
Richard g i have bought wonder web to turn trousers up it doesn.t work as soon as u wash them it disssintergates
Arthur C
There's a Hole on some of my jeans front pockets, anyone in claydon or gt blakenham that can do a decent repair please, must be local as I do not have transport. Thank you.

Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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Susan P
Tudor Barn at Belstead looks pretty amazing, old barns have been renovated into a very special venue.

Broomill Summer Fete

Annie M in Westerfield
Broomhill Summer Fete Saturday 16 July 2016 A community event in support of Broomhill Library and Sherrington House Care Home Fun for all the family - please see attached poster

Oven repair

Joe S in Claydon
Hi the grill element in our electric cooker has stopped working. Can anyone recommend someone who does a good job and can come and repair it ? Thanks
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Haydn L
For any kitchen appliance repairs I've always used Carey's. I've found them to be very reliable and they have always done the job with no messing about. 01473 233533
Richard L
You could try Dick Williamson on 07769662545, mine went on my SMEG cooker and he repaired it, cost around £150, so u may want to consider your options.

Broomhill Summmer Fete

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road, Ipswich IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
A community event in support of Broomhill Library and Sherrington House Care Home.  Poster attached.

Get playing

Ipswich town hall
Mrs B in Maidenhall
Just heard, there are going to be FREE guitar lessons for over 50.s at Ipswich town hall on the 28th. Part of the BBC get playing initiative.
It is with a guy called Michael Alton. Here are the details from the above link: Contact Mike on 07807777528 email:

Free Family Fishing Fun Day at Suffolk Water Park IP8 4JS. Saturday 16th July

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Suffolk Water Park, Bramford IP8 4JS
Caroline E in Bramford
FREE Family Fishing Fun Day! Saturday July 16th at Suffolk Water Park, Bramford IP8 4JS. 11am - 4pm. All sessions are FREE with fishing tackle provided and instruction from our licensed coaches, plus there are many other activities for non-anglers and ... [ more ]

Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Mass R
I went to the Headlam group consultation on the proposed distribution centre behind B&Q. Look to be a reputable company who are investing a lot of money in this new facility and hopefully will employ many people from NW Ipswich. They are fully aware ... [ more ]
I to went to the Headlam group consultation and I agree 100% with what Mass R have said-- I was lucky enough to have a chat with the gentleman who will be managing this new warehouse-- I did ask him why the HG was not interested in the B&Q site-- he ... [ more ]

Two electric strimmers

Watchfull in Castle Hill
I have two electric strimmers they are as good as new-- I am fed up re stringing the spools-- now looking for a electric basic type tool to do the lawn edging-- so I have the two strimmers to give away--anyone wants them PM me to make arrangements to ... [ more ]
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Upper Orwell Crossing Consultation

Optimist! in Whitton
SCC are running a consulation on the proposed Upper Orwell Crosssing (was known as the Wet Dock Crossing) and there are public exhibitions this month. See ... [ more ]
Christine G
Thanks Optimist, I have completed the survey and had my say.  I encourage others to have your say now while it can make a difference!! 

Airport taxi

Mars in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone who can recommend a reasonable taxi for family of 4 with lagguage
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Alan P
As stated on here a couple of times, NE do not run direct to Gatwick, but they run an excellent service to Stansted and Heathrow, and are a fraction of the price of JR. I don't think anyone has suggested NE for Gatwick!
Gillian M
Ok Alan just a comment from someone with a husband with a walking problem. Mars hasn't actually said what airport they are going to unless I missed it.

penpal snail mail

purplemonkey in White House
Does anyone know if any animal or craft magazine have a penpal section? Your dog use to many years ago and have stopped doing it, any suggestions would be helpful

Charity Shops for Curtains and Bedding

Gruffalo in White House
Can anyone recommend a charity shop that holds a good selection of curtains, duvet covers and sheets. I have a quantity of quality stuff and am loathe to give to some of the mainstream such as Oxfam and Mind who I understand shred the majority of ... [ more ]
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Kaz P
You could try advertising them for sale on the classified section of streetlife, then donate the money to the charity of your choice.
Elaine D
There is an Elizabeth hospice shop along Bramford Road that is good, if the stuff donated is not good for the shop it goes to the depot. I go there because I think the curtains will fit the windows if you donate locally!

Ipswich Airport Photos 1938-39

Ian C in Rose Hill
Does anyone have any photographs of Ipswich Airport from 1938-1939? Any help really appreciated,thanks.
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Fulcrum, runway 08/26 was 979m long, and 32/14,  710m long, which I believe too short for normal jet passenger aircraft. As an example, Southend is 1,856m, can take up to Boeing 757.