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A weekly roundup of the top news stories in Suffolk

A weekly roundup of the top news stories in Suffolk


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A weekly roundup of the top news stories in Suffolk




Podcast: Clamp down on county line gangs, CCTV stills released in sex attack investigation, and broadcasting legend Bill Turnbull takes a leave of absence

On today’s Suffolk News podcast we have the story of how Suffolk Police are clamping down on drug gangs in the county, the latest on an investigation into a sex attack, and broadcaster Bill Turnbull takes a leave of absence from his radio programme.


Podcast: Baby girl takes first steps after amputation, jury set to consider death of music producer, and man bundled into car and attacked

On today’s Suffolk News podcast we have the the story of a one-year-old Posie-Aurora Sadler-Smith, who took her first steps after her amputation, the latest on the death of music producer Karl Bareham, and the launch of a police appeal after a man was bundled into a car and robbed.


Podcast: Burst water pipe causes chaos, ex-jockey Adrian McCarthy found guilty of assault, and weather warning issued for Suffolk

The top story in today’s Suffolk News podcast is the burst water mains which caused chaos in one county town, seeing children sent home from school and drivers delayed. Also a former jockey was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and the weather warning for Suffolk.


Podcast: Doctor jailed for 15 months, hospital boss says speaking out ‘right thing to do‘, and Town suspend fan from attending Portman Road

On today’s Suffolk News podcast we have the story of an Ipswich doctor who was jailed for 18 months for for perverting the course of justice, West Suffolk Hospital’s temporary boss has said it was 'absolutely the right thing to do' for midwives to flag concerns over care with the health watchdog and media, and Town have banned a fan from their ground.


Podcast: Suffolk MPs react after Sir David Amess dies following stabbing

We have reaction following the news from one of our neighbouring counties that MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed in his Essex constituency. A man who threatened a teenager with a screwdriver in Lowestoft and stole £2,000 worth of his belongings has been jailed. Meanwhile, a high street store which has stood empty since 2013 could soon be getting a new lease of life.


Podcast: Footage shows moment armed man threatens police officers and plans to cut free parking put on hold

Police have released bodycam footage showing the terrifying moment a crazed gunman pointed a shotgun at officers. Controversial plans to reduce free parking across south Suffolk will not come into force in January, as they've been put on hold. Meanwhile, the number of patients seen by GPs at surgeries in Suffolk has almost doubled, according to health leaders.


Podcast: Father and son appear in court charged with murder

A father and son have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in his 40s. And a woman says she’s scared to leave her house after it was burgled while she was in hospital. Meanwhile, a young woman has set up her own gluten-free food business after a bacon sandwich made her so ill, she had to spend the next three days in bed.


Podcast: Inquest could examine whether vulnerable man was protected

An inquest could look at what authorities did or didn’t do to protect a vulnerable man who was murdered when he was drowned in a river. Struggling families hit by the cut to Universal Credit are being urged to take up weekly Healthy Start vouchers to buy fresh groceries. And a retired couple’s pair of carved sphinxes that sat on their front lawn for 15 years have sold for a six-figure sum after they were found to be genuine artefacts from ancient Egypt.


Podcast: Man dies following bridge incident and pair re-arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing

A man has died after an incident on the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich. And police have also confirmed today a man and a teenage boy have been re-arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died of stab wounds. Meanwhile, a university student has seen his brownie business boom during lockdown and hopes to make his company a household name. And excavations have uncovered evidence of an Anglo-Saxon settlement near Rendlesham.


Podcast: Man dies in industrial accident, improved vetting for Suffolk’s police officers, and detectives hunt swing vandals

On today’s podcast we have the latest on an industrial accident in Suffolk, plans revealed for an improved vetting process for the county’s police officers and the hunt for those responsible for gluing nails and glass onto children’s play equipment.


Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner speaks on police vetting procedure and policing levels in west of county

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner, speaks to Jason Noble, Local Democracy Reporter, about the police vetting procedure and policing levels in the west of the county compared to other districts.


Podcast: Man left with life-changing injuries after crash and woman pulls out 11 of her own teeth

A man in his 50s has been left with life-changing injuries after a three-vehicle crash on the A143 at Chedburgh. Meanwhile, police are seeking witnesses after a man wielding a crowbar stole cash from inside a till at a village shop. And a woman from Bury St Edmunds says she felt she had no option but to pull out 11 of her own teeth, as she couldn’t get a dentist appointment.


Podcast: Flooding causes chaos across county and hearing told of ‘culture of cheating‘ at school

In today’s podcast, drivers have become stuck in flood water as heavy rain causes chaos across the county. The leadership team at a Haverhill school have been accused of endorsing a ‘culture of cheating’ during a professional conduct hearing. An interim plan to restore community use of a school-owned sports facility has been agreed. And work has begun on the Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft.


Podcast: Bus driver dies in crash, teachers face conduct panel, and Paul Hollywood set to visit Suffolk

On today's Suffolk News podcast we have the latest on a bus crash which saw the driver die, three senior teachers are facing a professional conduct panel, police stand guard outside a county home, and Paul Hollywood is set to visit Suffolk.


Podcast: Man released on bail after hit and run, family ‘horrified’ as trolls use death as anti vaccine story and a mum‘s anguish as review confirms mistakes were made in handling of daughter‘s death

On today's podcast we have the news that a man has been released on bail following a Feltwell hit and run, a family have been left ‘horrified’ as trolls use daughter's death as an anti-vaccine story and a Sudbury mum's anguish as review confirms mistakes were made in handling of daughter's death. Also, we have the latest on missing Ipswich man, Mason Seymour, and the story of a Mildenhall pensioner who appeared in a Sam Fender music video.


Podcast: Man questioned after hit and run, father speaks out after death of teenage daughter and councillor calls for 50 home plan to be replaced with sports centre

In today's podcast we have the latest on a Feltwell hit and run that left a man fighting for his life. We also share tributes from a dad who's 17-year-old daughter died in her sleep on September 14, and hear calls from a Suffolk councillor to replace plans for 50 homes with a sport and recreation centre.


Podcast: Family of veteran ‘devastated‘ after police confirm his death, dog owners urged to keep their pets on leads after seal attack and police hunt for missing Suffolk man

On the podcast today, the family of a veteran who went missing 10 months ago said they are 'devastated' after police announced his death. We also share the worries of wildlife volunteers who are urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads after a poorly seal pup was attacked on a beach, and we have the latest on missing man, Jamie Wilkinson.


Podcast: Trailer overturns on A143, air ambulance called to Bury St Edmunds playing field and proposals submitted for Worlington travellers‘ site

In today's podcast we have the latest on an A143 crash that saw a trailer overturn causing traffic disruption, an accident on a Bury St Edmunds playing field that an air ambulance was called to and proposals for a travellers' site in Worlington.


Podcast: Police investigate fight at Newmarket‘s Rowley Mile, Aldi set to open 4 new Suffolk stores, and councillor appeals for calm as fuel shortage hits county

In today's podcast we have the latest on a police investigation after a brawl at Newmarket's Rowley Mile racecourse, Aldi is set to pump more than £1bn into its stores and could open four new outlets in Suffolk, and a councillor appeals for calm amid fuel panic.