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  1. dan5

    What Does Pret A Manger Mean? Is It Upmarket?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 5, 2017 with 5 replies and 45 views.

    So, Pret maybe coming to Ipswich and might be at the Grimwades building on the corner of the Cornhill.Excuse the romanised version using only the Latin alphabet characters. What does Pret a Manger mean? Pret a Manger is french for "ready to eat". The story goes it was inspired by a clothing brand called Pret a Porter ("ready to wear"). Pret is also Romanian for "price". If we can trust Google Translate... "hosts" in Albanian, "fun" in...

    Latest reply: Well, Realise Futures has a big turnover, effectively making money out of disabled people. It is a newish organisation that is pretty bloated. A lot of money falling into a few peoples hands. Were they booted out? I was surprised how they were...

  2. dan5

    Pret A Manger Coming To Arras Square?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 19, 2017 at 12:47 PM with 2 replies and 20 views.

    There has been much speculation that Pret is coming to Ipswich. Some people are really excited about this prospect but most people don't really care. Ipswich Star (and a few others) have speculated for Pret to get the prominent Cornhill corner spot in Grimwades... looks unlikely due to borough policy. Why wouldn't Pret establish itself in the popular Buttermarket Centre or find a suitable high street location?For one, there are various...

    Latest reply: Simple fix... repave Butter Market and Arras Square. Step 1: Encourage Footfall. (Prettify the place)Unfortunately the borough doesn't get it. They will be saying along the lines of "...but it would make the rest of the town look out of place...

  3. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Orwell Bridge To Be Closed Weekly For Livestock Crossing

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 11, 2017 with 2 replies and 34 views.

    Orwell Bridge to be closed weekly for livestock crossingThe discovery of an ancient bylaw means the Orwell Bridge will be closed every Wednesday morning to allow local livestock to cross, it has been revealed. Police say the three-hour closure is likely to cause traffic chaos in and around Ipswich every week, but the move is unavoidable as they must enforce the law. Local The post Orwell Bridge to be closed weekly for livestock crossing...

    Latest reply: Sorry! :oops:Suffolk Gazette is a spoof news (fake news) website. This incorrectly went into the wrong forum - Suffolk News instead of Offtopic Chat. I have corrected the feed so it now goes into the right place and had to move 20 or so...

  4. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Concrete Tank Traps Will See Off Invading Russians

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 24, 2017 at 4:14 AM with 0 replies and 1 views.

    Concrete tank traps will see off invading RussiansBy Doug Trench, Defence Editor World War Two-style tank traps are to be Britain’s main defence against enemy invasion for the next century, it has been confirmed. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon has revealed the simple concrete blocks are the most cost-effective deterrent in times of austerity. The traps are being placed randomly The post Concrete tank traps will see off...

  5. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Woman Uses Just For Men Hair Product, Grows Beard

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 19, 2017 at 2:08 PM with 0 replies and 7 views.

    Woman uses Just For Men hair product, grows beardA woman who foolishly used Just For Men hair dye product ended up growing a beard, it has emerged. Daisy Spuckler, from Downham Market in Norfolk, ignored strict instructions that the product to remove grey hairs was for men only. She popped into her local chemist and purchased a bottle of Just For Men hair The post Woman uses Just For Men hair product, grows beard appeared first on Suffolk...

  6. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Stay-away Ipswich Fan Secretly Annoyed By Great Start To Season

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 19, 2017 at 2:07 AM with 0 replies and 6 views.

    Stay-away Ipswich fan secretly annoyed by great start to seasonAn Ipswich fan has privately admitted that he’s disappointed by Town’s promising start to the new season, after refusing to re-new his season ticket. Raymond Stubbs – who had previously attended every home game at Portman Road for the past 20 seasons – surrendered his seat citing the ‘stubborn’ nature of Blues boss Mick McCarthy. The post Stay-away Ipswich fan secretly annoyed...

  7. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: More And More Brits Are Playing American Lotteries

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 18, 2017 at 2:03 PM with 0 replies and 4 views.

    More and more Brits are playing American lotteriesThe British have a longstanding passion for the lottery, which has made the National Lottery and the EuroMillions thrive these past few years. But while the local games are still going strong, it seems that Brits have developed quite the passion for American lotteries. In this article, we are going to tell you how English The post More and more Brits are playing American lotteries appeared...

  8. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Man Employed To Sit On Big Ben And Shout ‘bong!’ Every Hour

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 17, 2017 with 0 replies and 7 views.

    Man employed to sit on Big Ben and shout ‘BONG!’ every hourA man has been employed to sit at the top of Big Ben and shout “BONG!” very loudly while the bell is being repaired. Jonathan Squires, 57, of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, has to live 24/7 in the clock tower and shout into a megaphone on the hour, every hour. News that the traditional The post Man employed to sit on Big Ben and shout ‘BONG!’ every hour appeared first on Suffolk...

  9. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Powdered Water To Change Our Lives Forever

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 16, 2017 with 0 replies and 7 views.

    Powdered water to change our lives foreverA Suffolk company has launched a brilliant powdered water product that could revolutionise the way we drink. Instead of lugging heavy bottles of water about, you now only need a small sachet of the special powdered water which weighs hardly anything at all. Simply add water to the H2-ooh Powder, stir and you’ll enjoy a The post Powdered water to change our lives forever appeared first on Suffolk...

  10. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Man Spotted Driving Fiat 500

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 14, 2017 with 0 replies and 7 views.

    Man spotted driving Fiat 500A man has been seen driving a Fiat 500, it has emerged. Police are now keen to speak to the male motorist, fearing he may be in need of medical attention. The sighting happened on the B1083 near Alderton in Suffolk on Sunday morning. Officers say the man may have deliberately used quiet country roads The post Man spotted driving Fiat 500 appeared first on Suffolk Gazette. Related StoriesSlow yew down,...

  11. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Wife Whose Hubbie Had Vasectomy Says Travel Jab Made Her Pregnant

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 12, 2017 with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Wife whose hubbie had vasectomy says travel jab made her pregnantBy Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent A woman whose husband had a vasectomy seven years ago claims a travel vaccination has made her pregnant. Chevaunne Smith, 38, from Norwich, Norfolk is four months pregnant and insists the injection at her local surgery must have been contaminated in some way. She and her husband, Dominic are now The post Wife whose hubbie had vasectomy says...

  12. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Norfolk Locals Fear Giant Washed-up Pipe Is Sea Monster

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 12, 2017 with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Norfolk locals fear giant washed-up pipe is sea monsterBy Hugh Dunnett, Crime Correspondent Norfolk police have been called in to calm restless locals who believe a huge washed-up pipe is a sea monster. The massive rubber piping came loose while being towed by a ship to Algeria. It ended up on several Norfolk beaches in massive sections up to 480 metres long and The post Norfolk locals fear giant washed-up pipe is sea monster appeared...

  13. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Gran’s Tuna-tin Fidget Spinner Knocks Out Boy

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 9, 2017 with 0 replies and 9 views.

    Gran’s tuna-tin fidget spinner knocks out boyA Suffolk grandmother has been cautioned by police after knocking her eight-year-old grandson out cold with a home-made fidget spinner. The simple toy has taken the country by storm and some schools have banned them because they disrupted lessons and caused injuries. Betty Grainger, 56, from Stowmarket, looked at pictures of the popular toy and The post Gran’s tuna-tin fidget spinner knocks out...

  14. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Norfolk Country Music Star Glen Spuckler Dies, Aged 54

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 9, 2017 with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Norfolk country music star Glen Spuckler dies, aged 54By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent Country music star Glen Spuckler has died peacefully at his Norfolk ranch at the age of 54, it has been announced. Spuckler, famous for hits such as By the Time I Get to Felixstowe, Scrap Metal Cowboy and Suffolk Nights, was a pioneer of the legendary Norfolk country and western The post Norfolk country music star Glen Spuckler dies, aged 54 appeared...

  15. ComedySatire

    Suffolk Gazette: Slow Yew Down, Bor

    by ComedySatire in Offtopic ChatAug 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 12 views.

    Slow yew down, borBy Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent Villages across Norfolk have been forced to spend a small fortune on new road signs so that locals can understand them. The road signs are written in the backward local language so that Norfolk people can tell if they are going too fast. They are cropping up all over the The post Slow yew down, bor appeared first on Suffolk Gazette. Related StoriesNorfolk Police check dental...

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