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  1. dan5

    Why you can't trust BBC news

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatJan 11, 2018 with 1 replies and 32 views.

    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...

    Latest reply: Continued...JOURNALIST EXPERTISEBBC News articles based on original reporting carry bylines (the name of the journalist), as often do those authored by journalists who have a subject specialism.General news stories, which tend to combine...

  2. dan5

    Felixstowe: One man and his dog inspecting the roadworks

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatDec 23, 2017 with 0 replies and 30 views.

    This from Felixstowe in Walton Avenue (A154) by Twitter user 'Mark J'...943816666370265088986

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    BMW Dangerous driver Suffolk: Can we trust Suffolk Police?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatDec 22, 2017 with 0 replies and 56 views.

    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...

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    Sandy Martin Christmas Column

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatDec 21, 2017 with 2 replies and 43 views.

    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...

    Latest reply: Surely a great guy, not sure the Suffolk Law Centre would be my own personal priority of donating money to at £1500 though.I think Ipswich residents have a right to know how much their MP is paid and what he is doing with that money. I am...

  5. dan5

    Suffolk Highways (Kier)

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatSep 23, 2017 with 6 replies and 108 views.

    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)

    Latest reply: Up for an award according to latest SCC county council meeting...Suffolk Highways had been shortlisted for the Highway Partnership Award and the Suffolk Highways’ surface dressing delivery team were ‘highly commended’ in the Team of the Year...

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    Why did I get on the bloody X3 bus service?!

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatDec 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 66 views.

    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...

  7. dan5

    Ipswich Society Annual Awards 2017

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNov 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    We will have to await the Ipswich Society January 2018 newsletter to find out about the full details of the awards evening. Until then on IPSWI Ipswich Community we can reveal the main winners are as follows:-854 855 856 857 858 (Images from Ipswich Society)As always visit their facebook page and official website, Ipswich Society Homepage

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    How unique was Ipswich's modern bauble christmas tree?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNov 12, 2017 with 0 replies and 138 views.

    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 Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central, said he was pleased people were talking about the tree – whether they liked it or not.“This is the...

  9. dan5

    Anyone from Bury St Edmunds or Norwich coming to shop in Ipswich?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNov 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    Just a question. 784More applicable this year without having the largest borough-owned car park - Crown Car Park - open.

  10. dan5

    Suffolk's Sophie Faldo wins Great British Bake Off

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 31, 2017 with 0 replies and 110 views.

    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 is now being investigated for benefit fraud...She lives in Surrey (I assume initially fom Suffolk) Or maybe it...

  11. dan5

    US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen controversial decision

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 22, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    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...

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    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 17, 2017 with 0 replies and 94 views.

    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...

  13. dan5

    Booking.nay - Last minute October getaways!

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 11, 2017 with 2 replies and 66 views., booking dot yeah? No, booking dot nay!686 Not only is awful (not the purpose of this mini-rant) this morning I saw an email in my personal email Junk Mail folder from 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...

    Latest reply: Might just be me then. :DTo be fair it wasn't a hotel... didn't have problems before using them for hotels. We booked an apartment in Central London close to a mainline tube/rail station - which we thought would be better than a hotel, good...

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    by martinc in Offtopic ChatOct 13, 2017 with 1 replies and 71 views.

    "what is it good for, absolutely nothing, say it again!"I look at Nextdoor sometimes, I did manage to get a decent bit of discussion about the bridge overnight closures but for the most part its just so feeble.! And you can see so little of it, unlike its predecessor you are strictly confined to geographical areas, and can't add more other than those just beyond your own, so i can't see town centre stuff which would interest me, without a...

    Latest reply: This is why I didn't migrate across. If I want a private conversation with my neighbours, I would do it in person. It is the problem with American companies trying to market a new trend. I am surprised so many people migrated across (not sure if...

  15. dan5

    University of Suffolk college fails cladding fire safety standards

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 11, 2017 with 0 replies and 45 views.

    East Coast College, an location for University of Suffolk has joined Ipswich residential development Ipaxis as failing to meet cladding fire safety standards. These are the only two known buildings in Suffolk. Cumberland Towers changed specification for their cladding (as has the Wine Rack - but perhaps for a different reason) to avoid installing such vulnerable cladding product. Non-residential buildings don't have to adhere so strictly as...

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