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  • From "East Anglia"... where?!

    Leicestershire police have arrested a sixth person in connection of the horrific explosion in Hinckley Road, Leicester last week. Of these 6 suspects, 3 are from "East Anglia"... the legally defined NUTS 2 statistical unit comprising of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (including the City of Peterborough unitary authority).So if not naming the suspects... or their town/city/village... why not name the county rather than the larger geographical area? The... From "East Anglia"... where?!
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  • Maplin obituary

    Good riddance! How on earth did Maplin of all companies fail?! I went on their website yesterday to my complete surprise they are no longer branded as "the electronics specialist" but "connecting brilliant ideas". Everyone will be quick to jump to the same conclusions about the internet with platforms such as Amazon to blame or brexit, but what really happened? Well let us first compare to the almighty Argos, Currys PC World, Rapid... Maplin obituary
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  • Why you can't trust BBC news

    The BBC is recognised by audiences in the UK and around the world as a provider of news that you can trust. Our website, like our TV and radio services, strives for journalism that is accurate, impartial, independent and fair. Our editorial values say: "The trust that our audience has in all our content underpins everything that we do. We are independent, impartial and honest. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality and strive to avoid... Click to expand... Why you can't trust BBC news
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  • Felixstowe: One man and his dog inspecting the roadworks

    This from Felixstowe in Walton Avenue (A154) by Twitter user 'Mark J'...
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  • BMW Dangerous driver Suffolk: Can we trust Suffolk Police?

    Can we trust Suffolk Police? A 48 year-old man has been given a 18 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and disqualified from driving for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without valid motor insurance. Declan McGee of Chestnut Place, Cringleford near Norwich appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday 18 December. The motoring incident took place on Saturday 22 July 2017 at around 7.40pm on the A140 southbound between... Click to expand... BMW Dangerous driver Suffolk: Can we trust Suffolk Police?
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  • Sandy Martin Christmas Column

    At the foot of the 129 stairs that lead from the ground floor of the House of Commons right up to my little office in the attic, there is a bronze bust of Oliver Cromwell. On Monday, someone turned him round to face the wall. In 1647 Parliament, on the instructions of the “Lord Protector” Oliver Cromwell, decreed that Christmas should be abolished. The Puritans were incensed that anyone should celebrate a religious festival by enjoying themselves. On Christmas Day I – like most... Click to expand... Sandy Martin Christmas Column
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  • Suffolk Highways (Kier)

    No medals won for Suffolk Highways... this post will serve as documentation for their poor service whilst they milk the taxpayer. Suffolk County Council contract is currently with Kier - highly controversial to renew it. Feel free to post photos of their shoddy workmanship or to discuss it. (If they do well, feel free to give them some credit when it goes well)
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  • Why did I get on the bloody X3 bus service?!

    I always make this mistake. Always gets to John Lewis & Waitrose okay, maybe a few minutes late... getting back is always a nightmare. Bus doesn't stop, misses out the bus stop by changing route, is excessively late or is missed out. Today, it (the 14:20 Ipswich Buses X3) was 12 minutes late and was freezing cold in the wind waiting for it! A few minutes later the next x3. The next x3 appears to have been on time, so no excuse for that bus being so late! Nacton... Why did I get on the bloody X3 bus service?!
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  • Ipswich Society Annual Awards 2017

    We will have to await the Ipswich Society January 2018 newsletter to find out about the full details of the Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. . Until then on IPSWI Ipswich Community we can reveal the main winners are as follows:- (Images from Ipswich Society) As always visit their facebook page and... Ipswich Society Annual Awards 2017
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  • How unique was Ipswich's modern bauble christmas tree?

    Ipswich's Modern Aluminium Sphere Bauble Tree has been demoted to the Ipswich Waterfront. It cost £10,000 5 years ago - the longer they keep the monstrosity the cheaper it becomes. Intend to spark up discussion across East Anglia and the UK, it was largely talked about for the wrong reasons. Paul... Click to expand... How unique was Ipswich's modern bauble christmas tree?
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  • Anyone from Bury St Edmunds or Norwich coming to shop in Ipswich?

    Just a question. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. More applicable this year without having the largest borough-owned car park - Crown Car Park - open.
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  • Suffolk's Sophie Faldo wins Great British Bake Off

    Suffolk's Sophie Faldo wins Great British Bake Off. She is also being investigated for benefit fraud says the tabloids. Something she denies. I had no idea who she is or the serious allegation of wrong doing until I googled the name. This Bake Off finalist who was in the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Artillery - but Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. for benefit... Click to expand... Suffolk's Sophie Faldo wins Great British Bake Off
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  • US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen controversial decision

    This highlights everything wrong with the sport. The stewards wouldn't have done it for any other team than Ferrari. It was absolutely immediate for a 5 second penalty to have been awarded. I have witnessed investigations from incidents in the last 5 laps of the race being settled after the race and after the podium. Not here, I was watching it on TV and after the victory lap, just before the advert break, the penalty came up. Someone decided this in just a couple of minutes. Absolutely... US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen controversial decision
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  • LONGWOOD FIELDS HOUSING ESTATE

    Ever wanted to live next to one of Suffolk's busiest roads? Tired of your quiet suburban life and want to see a lot more traffic every day? Always wanted to live within yards of a busy dual carriageway? Desperate to live somewhere that isn't quite in a village? WELL NOW YOU CAN! Longwood Fields is a modern housing estate of 180 new-build houses packed into a tiny site with just one exit. Constructed at the junction of the A12 with the A1152 it is bound to attract those... Click to expand... LONGWOOD FIELDS HOUSING ESTATE
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  • Booking.nay - Last minute October getaways!

    Booking.com, booking dot yeah? No, booking dot nay! Not only is Booking.com awful (not the purpose of this mini-rant) this morning I saw an email in my personal email Junk Mail folder from Booking.com suggesting "it's not too late for a last-minute October getaway!". Except my location and billing address is Ipswich. Why would I want to getaway, not getaway? I used to be plagued with emails suggesting hotel rooms in Stowmarket of all... Booking.nay - Last minute October getaways!
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