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    £5 million improvements for five of Ipswich’s busiest road junctions

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 18, 2017 at 11:32 PM with 8 replies and 61 views.

    A £5million package of improvements has been put forward for five of Ipswich’s most congested junctions.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Here we go...590 (X2: Not directly affected)X3: Affected by Landseer Road/Nacton Road roundabout removal works and Maryon Road junction upgrade. I assume the diversion route would be Ransome Road to Felixstowe Road to Ransomes Way to Waitrose...

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    Middy prepares the way for its expansion from Brockford to Aspall Halt

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 29, 2017 with 7 replies and 32 views.

    Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway is preparing for its extension that will double its length and turn it into a line “that goes from somewhere to somewhere.”Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: there you go, hadnt seen that link before... who's going to be the one to upload to the Star comments then, it will take images... ;)

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    Ipswich Station Up For National Award After A Transformational Year

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 16, 2017 with 7 replies and 48 views.

    Ipswich railway station has been nominated for a prestigious award as we near the end of a year when it has been transformed by a £2m facelift.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: we need a proper plan of the works, did you ever find one other than that useless image they put out? On the right of the station all you can see is a kerb line with double yellow lines, what's that? And the 20 minute drop off area in front of...

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    Another £5m to be spent on town roadworks in wake of Travel Ipswich

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 8, 2017 with 6 replies and 44 views.

    Just months after the last section of Travel Ipswich was completed, Suffolk County Council has been given a £5m war chest to carry out more improvements around the town.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: The weeds is a perfectly valid complaint - it isn't advanced upkeep that will be really expensive... it is basic maintenance but neither council cares about it. Until we have a Unitary Authority both councils hold the responsibility for Ipswich...

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    Butley Oyster Inn launches ‘Suffolk’s smallest cinema’ in converted barn

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 1, 2017 with 6 replies and 32 views.

    It is unlikely to host many glitzy film premieres – but Suffolk’s newest cinema has another claim to fame.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: They seem to have taken some short cuts. Those cables could have been well hidden or trunking used.The free standing fire extinguishers wouldn't be compliant. You might have to have the emergency light as maintained (always on) which will be...

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    Sink Your Teeth Into 15 Of Ipswich’s New Restaurants

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 21, 2017 with 6 replies and 37 views.

    If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Yes, if you go on the main site the URL will still be the same ("sink-your-teeth-into-15-of-ipswich-s-new-restaurants-1-5156700")... I did read on a review somewhere that a member of staff needed paying. He wasn't too happy about it, as you could...

  7. There will be something for everyone to enjoy in Ipswich this weekend, with an extraordinary line-up of beer, boats, fireworks, fairground rides and football.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: No idea, they hinted at this market (which is apparently already operational on the Friday yet not being advertised until the Saturday) without even naming it or giving details... Ipswich Market has suffered. They couldn't get the stalls for St...

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    Sprinklers To Be Fitted To Cumberland Towers After Grenfell Disaster

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 1, 2017 with 6 replies and 45 views.

    Nearly £184,000 is set to be spent installing a sprinkler system in Ipswich’s only tower block in the wake of June’s Grenfell Tower tragedy.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: you posted the clip above, cladding, yes..This spring sees the start of the second phase of the refurbishment - energy efficient windows and balcony screens are being installed and open balconies are being enclosed. In addition, the Council is...

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    Ipswich named by Informi as best place in the UK to start a new business

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM with 5 replies and 33 views.

    Ipswich has been named as the best place in the UK to start a small business.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: ROFL, it hadn't occured to me before but you may personally have skewed the stats! All interesting stuff though, I have an ambition to move out of the town centre and go to some nice converted farm yard business centre in next few years. Our...

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    Aldi and YMCA approached over One students car parking problems in Ipswich

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 20, 2017 at 7:18 AM with 5 replies and 28 views.

    Organisations near to a Suffolk college have been asked to offer students parking after residents complained of an ongoing “nightmare” over blocked roads.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: 598 Facebook...599 Ipswich Star...600

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    Testing work starts on site of Ipswich northern fringe development

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsSep 4, 2017 with 5 replies and 36 views.

    Excavation work has started on the site of the first phase of the Ipswich Garden Suburb – or northern fringe – development.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: well, whatever it was it seems to be back now..

  12. Ipswich Borough Council spent almost £1,000 in two years cleaning up sites vacated by travellers.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: I might document some of it and present the photos to would-be visitors. It is appalling the state the town has got into. They are only creating more work for themselves (or perhaps that is the point) the longer they leave it the more action they...

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    Kettles beware - Ipswich has the UK’s hardest water

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 29, 2017 with 5 replies and 31 views.

    Ipswich has the hardest water in the country according to a new study - leading to higher costs repairing and replacing kitchen appliances.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Consuming hard water over considerable lengths of time cannot be that good for you whatever the condition is. We should be more concerned over waste-to-energy incinerators... one in Great Blakenham and there are plans for one near Waitrose/John...

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    Ipswich charity FIND makes urgent plea for food donations as demand reaches record high

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 29, 2017 with 5 replies and 25 views.

    An Ipswich foodbank is making a desperate appeal for donations as unprecedented demand from people struggling to make ends meet has left its shelves bare.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: A lot of them housing association places are basically open prisons. Also, much of these people are extremely stupid. Much of the stuff they get is from Brighthouse (or similar, Hughes etc.) so.. "Wow! Only £14?!!" That is £14 per week, every...

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    Fancy a coffee? Why not try one of the 10 independent Ipswich coffee shops in our list

    by newsbot in Ipswich NewsAug 26, 2017 with 5 replies and 40 views.

    It is never a bad idea to meet up with friends or family for cup of coffee and a slice of cake, but where should you go? Ipswich has a fantastic range of independent coffee shops for you to choose from, so take a look and support our local businesses.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Yes, I forgot about that one until the last moment. Tacket Street is a bit far out of town :D Side street. Only a few minute walk though.

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