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    • Profile photo of Dan Sandy Martin by Dan.

      This will be the Sandy Martin discussion topic. Sandy Martin is the Labour Candidate for Ipswich, General Election 2017. It appears he doesn’t currently have a website, a bit worrying a month away from a General Election although I am sure it will all soon be revealed when he launches his General Election campaign.

      Latest: We don’t know what his idea for a Northern Bypass involves but it is a victory to avoid the Ben Bridge (Upper Orwell Crossings) getting built. ...
    • Last reply: 1 day, 4 hours ago
      by: Dan
      12 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Ben Gummer founded Great Eastern Mainline. Really? by Dan.

      We know politicians tells fibs, little white lies and some major fraudulent ones… Ben Gummer has pushed the boat a little too far this time… “We have come a long way since I first founded the Great Eastern Mainline…”. Wait! hang on a moment? Founded? The Great Eastern Main Line opened in 1862 from early track starting from 1839, predating not only him but his father and his father’s father Canon Selwyn Gumme…

      Latest: I wonder if Miles Macadam the manufacturer installed it or Suffolk Highways… that probably makes a major difference. (Hopefully they haven’t stuck a thin layer of ...
    • Last reply: 2 weeks, 4 days ago
      by: Dan
      12 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ben Gummer & Conservative Manifesto by Ipswi.

      Former Conservative Ipswich MP and current Tory candidate for Ipswich, Ben Gummer, Cabinet Minister, was tasked with writing the Conservative Party Manifesto. As you would expect for a 2-times MP and prospective candidate for a third term, Ben is an advocate for Ipswich (in particular for the Ipswich Waterfront). The manifesto didn’t include anything to benefit Ipswich or the Suffolk economy specifically… and the same applies with Ea…

      Latest: funnY thing is I just read a load of comments on Teresa MaY’s Facebook page, and nothing on there seems to be hidden, in fact could onlY find comments critical of her ...
    • Last reply: 1 hour, 1 minute ago
      by: Mart
      11 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Ranelagh Road Closure – Ipswich Railway Station forecourt improvement scheme by Dan.

      Ranelagh Road Closure (part) 10-weeks estimated for:-   replacing traffic lights upgrading street lighting National Grid gas main works new bus and taxi shelters replacing road markings and signs on all three approaches to the station resurfacing of the station forecourt area – bus and taxi lanes I wonder if the “replaced road markings” will result in pushed-back stop lines and introducing of ASL on Burrell Road and Prince…

      Latest: Tuesday 28 February 2017 09:28 P&R was 4 minutes late. I got on the 09:40 Park and Ride service which diverted through Hadleigh Road. At the lights waiting to turn right ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      10 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi David Ellesmere George Osborne Tory Bashing as Labour Local Elections Campaign by Ipswi.

      David Ellesmere – Ipswich Borough Council leader – has gone on record in the Ipswich Star criticising central government as part of the Suffolk Labour campaign for the local elections…. he just can’t hold back his opinions with unprofessional rants of his hate for Conservatives!!! The article reads… How can George Osborne hold down another job? PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 March 2017  David Ellesmere Two weeks ago, Chancell…

      Latest: Paul Geater appears to be back supporting Labour… ...
    • Last reply: 2 months ago
      by: Dan
      10 replies by 4 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Ipswich Railway Station Forecourt by Dan.

      I went into the forecourt of Ipswich Rail Station this morning….Unless I am mistaken by perception, the current incomplete design looks nothing like it.Bus Stop area looks larger than the taxi rank area – when it should look rather equal – is there enough room for the bus shelters on pavement? The Improved Pedestrian Access area (public realm) doesn’t seem that large – by this design it takes up 45% of the great…

      Latest: The trees are now installed and look really silly. An update to original post: I think there is space for bus stop shelters… just about. Instead of two rows of bus ...
    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      10 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ben Gummer Vision 2020 2 year review by Ipswi.

      Ben Gummer wrote his “Vision 2020” for the town. Just utilising the content from his website, lets compare what content it contained in 2015 and what it contains now after the snap General Election had been announced – and approved by MPs. 2015 version… The Best Schools For too long Suffolk schools have not been good enough. Ben has worked hard to change this already – supporting good head teachers, bringing Teach First…

      Latest: Actually, it is much worse than that! The 6 point vision is as follows:-A Wet Dock Crossing and a Northern RouteInstead a title of “Wet Dock Crossing”:- ...
    • Last reply: 3 weeks, 1 day ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Seven Wonders of Ipswich by Dan.

      Seven Wonders of IpswichGreat Pyramids of Crown House Charter Hangings Statue of Sir Alf Towers of Cumberland Mammoth on High Street Colossal Stone by the Road Electric HouseParody site by Ed Broom.

      Latest: haha, you are not the only one! I see Stevie Wonder here too! I am tempted to taste test between one of their doughnuts and a supermarket “bakery” bought one.
    • Last reply: 1 month, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Why does this town keep making poor decisions? by Dan.

      Why does this town keep making poor decisions? A comment from a council estate (or someones alias named after it) on Ipswich Star:- Why does this town keep making poor decisions ? We lose Broomhill, Pipers Vale, the Airport, the town centre and now have a run down football club. The £60 million easily found for a wet dock flood defence expecting a tsunami flood any day soon. Another £20 million plus for a derelict sugar beet factory a few mile…

      Latest: The best way would be to build a nice bridge opposite Isaacs… split the marinas… remove the existing vehicular access so access to the marina on the other side ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of News Robot Poundland Fashion Sailmakers Shopping Centre Ipswich by News Robot.

      New fashion store – within Poundland – in Ipswich PEP&CO – Britain’s fast-growing fashion brand, has confirmed it will open its 87th store as a ‘shop-in-shop’, in Ipswich on Friday March 31. Feel free to comment on IPSWI.

      Latest: I haven’t been in Poundland for a while – I only go there from time to time usually for some cheap batteries – so I don’t know how popular the ...
    • Last reply: 1 week, 5 days ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 4 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Borough Council has given up on Ipswich by Ipswi.

      The need for a Greater Ipswich Unitary Authority has never been more needed. Orwell Ahead have launched Reform Suffolk “a great deal for local government”. The principles of this is one shared centre where all Suffolk authorities benefit from reduced costs and better efficiency; whilst Suffolk is split into three fair equal size per population unitary authorities (one council – “cutting out the middle man”) –…

      Latest: Various headers used on that site:-Not a complete collection but a general idea…
    • Last reply: 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of News Robot Police reveals only 15 people arrested for begging and rough sleeping in Suffolk by News Robot.

      Should rough sleepers and ‘beggars’ in Suffolk be punished by police? During 2015 and 2016, 10 people were arrested for begging, according to data released by Suffolk Constabulary following a Freedom of Information request. Six of whom were charged, three were summoned to appear in court and one case was resolved within the community. While five others were detained and charged after they were “found on enclosed premises”, which a police…

      Latest: This morning at Ipswich Train Station there was a “homeless” beggar right below the second ATM machine asking for spare change. This was during peak morning rush ...
    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 4 voices.
    • Profile photo of News Robot Labour struggles to find Ipswich candidate … Jane Basham nominates herself by News Robot.

      Labour racing to find Ipswich candidate – Jane Basham wants to take on Ben Gummer Labour Party officials are hoping to have a candidate in place to challenge Ben Gummer in the June 8 General Election within a week to 10 days. Normally it would take weeks to advertise the vacancy for a candidate and select someone to fight the seat – but the procedure will be compressed to get a candidate in place. Candidates will be selected by a regional bo…

      Latest: Apparently she has withdrawn her nominee due to family reasons (source: Ipswich Star) but I cannot find anything online at the weekend to confirm this as true.
    • Last reply: 3 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      8 replies by 4 voices.
    • Profile photo of News Robot Statue demanded for Cornhill legend Kenny Barker by News Robot.

      Tributes flood in for ‘Mr Ipswich’ Kenny Barker who has died aged 89 True gentleman Kenny Barker was a “Cornhill legend” who brightened up people’s lives by chatting to them as he sold newspapers, the 89-year-old’s great niece has said. Fondly known as Mr Ipswich, Kenny was due to celebrate his 90th birthday in June and his 29th wedding anniversary with his wife Janet later this year. He died on Wednesday morning with his family, inc…

      Latest: We need a Banksy piece of art… (other artists available!) Don’t remind me of all the investment Ipswich has seen but been poured down the drain… it is only ...
    • Last reply: 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      8 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi (FOUND) Missing Kesgrave schoolgirl Kennedy Palmer by Ipswi.

      It has been 3 days since 15-year-old Kesgrave schoolgirl Kennedy Palmer left for school but never showed up. A Find Kennedy Palmer Facebook Group has been setup to help find her. To date the police helicopter has been brought in, and volunteers have been kindly searching Kesgrave and various other places to help find her. This afternoon the search will take place in East Ipswich. What we know about Kennedy Palmer Kennedy is reported to be 5ft 3…

      Latest: What is more fascinating by that statement is (from what I have heard, not sure if its true or not) the police won’t investigate a missing person until at least a day ...
    • Last reply: 2 months ago
      by: Dan
      8 replies by 3 voices.
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