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Taxi Service to London Heathrow!

Samuel A in California
The last time I was on this site, I read an ad about a taxi driver offering his services to anyone travelling out through any of the airports around: Heathrow, Gatwick etc. I'm scheduled to travel on the 1st of November this year via Heathrow and would ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
If you type "taxi service airport" into the 'search streetlife' box at the top of this page it will reveal previous threads with discussions/ recommendations and may answer your question.
Spotty Dog
Purple parking at Heath Row for 2 weeks is from £74.95 ( all options are way below £250) and no worries about getting others to deliver you to the airport so must be a consideration if there is 4 of you.  ... [ more ]

Coop foxhall road

DAF in Ipswich Town Centre
The co-op on Foxhall rd ,(Camden rd) has closed down,anybody know what's going to be there instead?
Spotty Dog
@Teresa M, when I enquired at the Camden Road Co-op as to why they didn't sell "fresh" bread when other branches (Foxhall Road, Cauldwell Hall Road) were selling it I was told they didn't sell at that branch because there was an independent bakery ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
They didn't sell Fresh bakery in Camden Road branch for the reasons stated above (so I was told) but they did in the Foxhall Road branch (near the top of Grove Lane). Maybe you are calling Camden road branch Foxhall Road.

advice please

Angela W in Greenwich
My neighbour is  elderly and is looked after by home help who come several times a day.  One of them spends the majority of her time in her car smoking and texting.  This may be legitimate however I am concerned that my neighbour could be being ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
If the caring has been long term then the carers will be employed by a private company of which there are many in the area. As it's unlikely the name of the company is on the car you would need to find out which company the carer works for. You could do ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
AFAIK social service ( now called Customer First) only take on caring responsibility for around the first six weeks, if still required after that the responsibility is passed on to private companies which they can recommend or you can seek out yourself. ... [ more ]

Seeking return lift from Ipswich to Lowestoft/Oulton Broad, Friday

Spotty Dog
It's £17.50 day return from Derby Road to Lowestoft (33% off if you have a senior rail card) if you fail to get a lift. Leave 09.41 or 10.41 for a 2 hour journey.

Free parking

Reg S in California
Where can I park on any lines and I will get done I did I put up the wrong inval. Card35 quid
Spotty Dog
Assuming you have a "blue badge" then read the following especially from page 14 ' where can I park?' If you don't have a "blue ... [ more ]

Shepherd & Dog.

Brian R in Broke Hall
Recently there has been some pretty bad comments about the Shepherd & Dog, anyway my wife and I decided to go lunchtime today to find out...........and it was excellent. The staff were very friendly, we had a table after 2/3 minutes and the food was ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
Nope, my experience there was so bad, I won't ever go again unless I'm certain the manager/supervisor who guards the restaurant and insists you wait in the bar before allocating you a table no longer works there. He's not fit to be amongst people let ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
I don't think complaining to Birmingham will change anything. You can be sure they would have had numerous complaints already if the reviews on 'Trip Advisor' are anything to go by and the staff ( if ever approached) will have had their "reasons" why the ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
@Anne A, The Shepherd and Dog and Toby's Carvery are both owned and managed by Mitchell and Butler who in years gone by were simply brewers but now only manage pubs and restaurants and no longer brew beer. They also run Vintage Inns, the Harvester, Ember ... [ more ]

Windows to Mac - Anyone done it ?

Richard G in Boot Street
I have always used Windows ever since i started using a computer . I am a great fan of Apple products and have several but would like to buy a Macbook Pro especially for the Retina screen as this is where we would view all our photos .  So i am ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
Macbank sell second hand macs and they are based in Ipswich. Apple sell factory refurbished macs on their main website with warranty

Copying photographs

Moira B in Warren Heath
I have some old photographs that I want to copy for a family member.  They are actual paper photos, not on a memory stick. Any idea where I can get them copied in Ipswich.  Used to use Jessops but they are no longer there.

Anyone for Scrabble?

Holly P in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know of a Scrabble Club or anywhere I can play Scrabble?

Does any body make and sell trellis?

Anne C in Tuddenham
Hello Just wondered if there might possibly be any one that makes trellis as I would like to buy some. The main size would be to fit 6 ft panels but I do also have some smaller odd sized panels as well. I would either like it 2ft or 3ft high. I thought ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
Plenty of places sell standard sizes (say 6' panels), odd shapes you may have to cut yourself Try these for starters ... [ more ]

local knowledge

ladies bike

Spotty Dog
Boot sales always seem to have bikes but you take your chance on the condition. Clearly some sellers are dealers as they have several bikes for sale.

Bike servicing

Local Charity

Beth T in Gainsborough
Hi All. Does anyone know of a local charity that deals directly with very low income families. My 16 year old has just cleared out her wardrobe and the stuff is either nearly new or in VGC. I am happy to support charity shops but sometimes they can be a ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
@Beth T ... Nice thoughts. You can check out Inspire Suffolk here (I just did!). Seems they are in Lindbergh Road.

Recommendations needed please for a new driveway

Martin H in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi there, Has anyone had their driveway done? Mine is looking awful and really needs doing so I wondered if anyone could recommend a local (ish) company to do it? I am ideally looking for someone who has done a lot of driveways and knows what they're ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
I think most companies specialise in a particular surface so it would be better for you to look around and see which surface you preferred first so it would be easier to advise you. If you cannot decide or if cost would determine whether you want block ... [ more ]

CD player repair.

Martin H in Ipswich Town Centre
I have an old Sony system (CD, record player, tape and radio) but the CD player has stopped working. Is there anyone that can repair CD players these days? I am reluctant to chuck the whole thing out as it used to sound great.
Spotty Dog
I agree that the laser head may need cleaning if the problem is simply poor or no sound. If the disc does not spin at all that's another problem. If it doesn't clean the cheapest fix maybe to buy a stand alone CD player and play it through the "aux" ... [ more ]

Ipswich Buttermarket precinct

Sheilah S in Warren Heath
I  understand  there  is  going  to  be  some  sort of  regeneration  project  in  the  Buttermarket  precinct  in  town.  Does  anyone  know  what  has  happened  to  the lovely  little  card  shop  that  used  to  be  there?  It  was  a  lovely  ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
I agree that the council collects our money and then does what they think fit with it and so many of their schemes don't help us. They don't consult us the bill payers but then some would argue that's what we elect the councillors to do. Those ... [ more ]


Glen P in Rose Hill
Does any one else have the problem when arriving home to find there bin has been left in the middle of there drive? I have even been in my car with the engine running waiting to go when they left my neighbour bin behind my car. Is it they don't think ... [ more ]

Lonely Traveller

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I want to explore options of traveling alone, primarily around Europe this summer, I am in mid 30's and have not done much of traveling alone or backpacking but am open to try them. I will prefer to meet new people, does anyone have any ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
If you want to backpack and travel alone but meet similar minded people on your travels then buy ( or borrow) a guide book which covers the countries you wish to travel in (Lonely planet have many titles covering all of Europe). Most travellers using ... [ more ]

Mobile phone

Moanalot in Stoke
I require a mobile fone, for emergency preferable with it,s own number, to use for texts only must be reasonable to purchase. Condition not a problem as long as it works ok.
Spotty Dog
Carphone Warehouse have a phone for free provided you buy a £20 top up. They also have other models from 99p. Check out their website, they also have shops in town. If a Streetlifer offers you a phone you'll more than likely still have to buy a SIM card ... [ more ]

Nation Express Bus to Heathrow

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hi All, I am planning to take a National express bus to Heathrow T4, has anyone got the experience of their coach service. any inputs much appreciated.
Spotty Dog
Recommended, I have used the service several times in both directions. If you book far enough ahead there are tickets available for £15 one way but check the restrictions if you think you may need to change the times/dates. Bus goes via Colchester, ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
They do also pick up (and drop off) at Ipswich rail station after leaving Cardinal Park but if you are booking on line and you put your start point as Ipswich station you may find the cheaper promotional fares are not available from there. No explanation ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
Checking the web site for departures from Ipswich it says they leave at 12.00 and 14.00.( not the times you quote). They are usually on time, or there abouts,in my experience but of course it will depend on traffic or if there has been an accident en ... [ more ]

energy bills

Sheila O in Priory Heath
his may be a repeat but what i posted earlyer is not up here .i wish to change my daughters electric /gas supplier her and her housemate are getting messed around by them and im not happy.i have power of attorney for my daughter  what i want to know is ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
If you have power of attorney you can act on that persons behalf so if the existing account is in her name you can do it. Provided she is not currently tied into a contract the best approach is try to find out how much energy they used in the last 12 ... [ more ]

What would you do?

Peter M in California
The house across the from mine was sold in the summer and a new family bought it and moved in.  I have seen little of them since they arrived, but assume they have a teenage son (around age 17). On Monday night I got home around 8pm to find maybe 5 ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
If it is a public road maintained by taxpayers contributions in front of your house and parking there causes no obstruction to your access then anybody and everybody with a legally taxed vehicle has a right to park there. What makes you think that you ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
Not just residents but anyone can park anywhere in your street as they do in every other street in town. Have you never parked in a street in town in front someone else's house while you visit or shop? What do you do when you have visitors coming in two ... [ more ]

computers and tablets

Sheila O in Priory Heath
hi all the great people who understand computers ,i am on the bt network and my grand daughter is on vigin media ,while she is at my house would she be able to pick up her emais on her tablet? i have sent her two emails while she has been here but  ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
When you send emails they should arrive more or less instantly. If you say " when she got home she had my emails" then I suspect that she hasn't managed to connect to your WiFi network only getting them once she arrived within range of her home WiFi. ... [ more ]

Evening Star Comments.

Pip in Broke Hall
Yesterday I made a comment on the Evening Star website about how racist some of the comments can be. I also reported some comments for being racist.  My comments was rejected.  Far too often racist comments are allowed on the comments following Evening ... [ more ]