... a bit Suffolk
|fr 7 Oct|
Not surprisingly house sales quiet near the coast except for Woodbridge.
|su 22 May|
Saw a rabbit with myxomatosis on an A12 grass verge near Martlesham yesterday, it really is the most unpleasant disease.
|tu 22 Feb|
Judging by the signs around Waldringfeld and Newbourne they are pretty annoyed by BT's proposed 2,000 house development but at the Suffolk Land Rover Owners' Club off road course the object was the pursuit of fun. Last time we visited it was dry and sandy but Sunday it was very suitably muddy with Landys getting stuck and a Range Rover that rolled on to its side ... all mostly ignored by the pigs in the field next door. On the way back we saw the Melton Horse and Groom is still shut and in the Campsea Dog and Duck no lunch but good company.
|tu 25 Jan|
The Suffolk constabulary is a small force with no dog breeding programme and just about all its police dogs are rescue dogs. Rescue dogs do tend to have "issues" so it's much to the training and handlers' credit that the force's 22 dogs enjoy rewarding lives and perform valuable service. Surprisingly a dog van might contain both a general duties Alsatian and a specialist sniffer dog, though they do each have a private compartment. We learnt this today at police hq in Martlesham where there was a media show and tell in anticipation of the national police dog trials in April at the Trinity showground just up the road a bit.
|th 6 Jan|
Blimey! Three dozen (yes 36!) samurai swords stolen in Martlesham.
|fr 7 May|
Therese Coffey Con 25,475
Daisy Cooper Lib-Dem 16,347
Adam Leeder Labour 8,812
Stephen Bush UKIP 2,361
Rachel Fulcher Green 1,103
more pix on Facebook
|fr 30 Apr|
Coastal Suffolk Conservative candidate Therese (it's French) Coffey lives in Westleton so she can't get Channel 5 or Freeview and no doubt rubbish broadband. When she asked BT why near the coast broadband is so rubbish so close to BT's research centre they said Oh, their broadband is rubbish too. We found out yesterday at the Martlesham Black Tiles that Therese has stood as an mp once before, her rescued dog Rizzo is very patient, when she ordered the panini she hadn't realised it came with chips, and is very aware this time round she's not a shoo in. More pix on Facebook
|we 27 Jan|
Cash found in the Martlesham Tescos, lost by a tall lady?
|tu 26 Jan|
Quite a jolly last night when we visited the Suffolk Constabulary headquarters for a tour of the control room, artificially overfull with journalists but absolutely stuffed with computer screens some providing tv news channels so the ops know what's happening in the world.
|mo 7 Dec|
|su 9 Aug|
Cracking day at Newbourne near Martlesham for the Suffolk Land Rover Owners' Club Charity Driving Day. The title may not trip off the tongue but it's free parking, free entry and £1.50 gets you a ride round their dramatic off road course, those of a younger persuasion can drive electric mini Landys on their own course plus all the usual stuff, cream teas, stalls, raffle. Organised by a pleasant bunch of just a teensy bit mad enthusiasts in aid of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk we can't wait for an invitation back later in the year when it's muddy.
|su 12 Jul|
Had no idea that Martlesham's Music on the Green was such a big thing and a freebie; big crowd, loads of food vans (was tempted by the chow mein) and Boulevard Blonde got people large and small on their feet.
|tu 5 May|
32 year old man missing from St Clements, Ipswich might be camping in the Woodbridge/Martlesham area.
|tu 10 Jun|
The Specials Evening last night at Police HQ was the hottest ticket in town. Chief Inspector Terry Byford said she'd never seen such a turn out of potential new specials; maybe it's because, unlike Radio Suffolk, you get biscuits. When we arrived Sergeant Didntgethisname said "Take a seat". "He's a bit optimistic" we thought but no, there's no upper age limit for specials and you don't have to be a British citizen just resident in the UK.
|we 4 Jun|
Monday there's a come one come all info evening at Police HQ, Martlesham about becoming a Special.
|we 23 Apr|
The Darsham garage was broken into Monday night and a load of cigarettes stolen, and a wallet pinched in the Martlesham Tescos turns up in Sudbury.
|su 23 Mar|