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th 10 no 16

Police training at the Martlesham TescoAn older trolley pushing man at the Martlesham Tescos yesterday taking in the multiple police officers asked Are they real ones?  Yes.  Well they're the first I've seen in ten years. ... we think he was exaggerating a bit:)  It was a training exercise for soon to be constables who exhibited impressive self confidence dealing with the public.  Nice to know money is still available for training new blood.

tu 1 mr 16St David's Day

Spices in gherkin jarsLife Skills 9:  Supermarkets that have a world food section (the Norwich Hartford Bridge Tesco has Nigerian 6% Guinness!) may have those large cellophane bags of ground spices at a pro rata one fifth the price of Schwartz refills.  We decant them into large one time gherkin jars and even then the jars aren't big enough.  Couldn't see any large bags in the Martlesham Tesco today but not surprisingly the Hackney Tesco does stock them.

we 17 fe 16

Scary looking two car crash - pic contributedA tragic irony in two road crashes around Ipswich last week.  Serious but not life threatening injuries from the scary looking crash in Foxhall Road Saturday night whilst a twenty month baby girl died in hospital after a Thursday lunchtime Martlesham crash that following drivers may have thought not serious.

sa 30 ja 16

Martlesham Tesco car park in 2005It must be approaching twenty years since the Martlesham Tescos opened (not then an Extra).  Cheap petrol meant you couldn't get onto the forecourt and we can remember thinking the BP garage opposite wouldn't last, it's still there though the tarmac by the entrance could do with some attention.

th 20 au 15

The police have renewed their appeal about the traffic accident that closed the A12 near Martlesham Sunday and clarified that the 70 year old vintage tractor driver sustained a liver not head injury and remains in a critical condition.

tu 14 jl 15Bastille Day

Dan BusterSaturday a broken down horse box on a Martlesham roundabout contributed to us missing the first bout at Ipswich's first public roller derby ... more here

we 31 de 14

A laptop and jewellery were among the items stolen in a Martlesham house burglary Boxing Day.

we 2 ap 14

Another distraction robbery in the Martlesham Tesco's car park Monday.

tu 18 fe 14

An 80 year old woman was the victim of a distraction robbery in the Martlesham Tescos car park last Thursday.

mo 20 ja 14

A police crime reduction event 10:00-3:00pm tomorrow outside Next Martlesham ... handy for Costa Coffee.

tu 5 no 13

♫ That's a pity, after 13 years the organisers of Martlesham's Music on the Green have decided it's got too big and this year's was the last.

we 25 se 13

Tools stolen in Martlesham at the end of last week.

fr 9 au 13

Cops giving security advice 11am-3pm today outside the M&S Simply Food (didn't know there was one) Martlesham.

th 18 ap 13

near the coast seems to be coming out of its winter lock down.  Tomorrow andClaire Weston - pic contributed Saturday there's the second bunch of Bikesafe courses at police hq Martlesham, Saturday evening we'll regretfully miss soprano Claire Weston's recital in Framlingham as we'll be at the Love Bout after party but Sunday we'll try for the Suffolk Mini Run ending in Aldeburgh and definitely Slice of Life's comedy evening in the St Mike's rooms.

su 17 mr 13St Patricks's Day

Sgt Andy BuckFor Friday's Red Nose day Kesgrave's Cafe 66 had a cardinal cooking lunch and the local police pursued a comedy burglar through a Tesco Metro, boarded a number 66 bus to further pursue the miscreant through the grounds of police headquarters before capture in a Martlesham car park.

fr 7 oc 11

Not surprisingly house sales quiet near the coast except for Woodbridge.

tu 3 ap 12

You can't help wonder where that bloke who stands by the entrance was last night when the Martlesham Tescos was robbed.

su 22 my 11

Saw a rabbit with myxomatosis on an A12 grass verge near Martlesham yesterday, it really is the most unpleasant disease.

tu 22 fe 11

Range Rover stuck on ridgeJudging 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 Pig in a fieldside ... 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.

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