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SuffolkNews Podcast: Haverhill great grandfather hits 8.2 million steps milestone and firefighters remove car roof in Red Lodge to rescue man

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In today's podcast, we discuss how a Haverhill great-grandfather who clocked up more than eight million steps during 2021 is aiming to cover 300 more miles this month to raise church funds.

Gordon Adams, aged 87, walked 4,000 miles in a year – every step recorded by his Fitbit – after resolving to build his immune system through fresh air and exercise.

The pensioner, who wore out five pairs of walking shoes during 2021, regularly covers 11 miles a day but in fine weather can cover 18 miles, equating to 40,000 steps.

Meanwhile firefighters had to remove the roof of a car to rescue a man after it had overturned on a West Suffolk road.

Crews from Mildenhall and Newmarket were called to Elms Road in Red Lodge at 6.40am after reports of a single-car crash.

Flood alerts remain in place for a number of areas along the Suffolk coast.

The Environment Agency has issued an alert for people in Southwold, with minor flooding expected between 10.15am and 12.15pm within the vicinity of the harbour.

And three quarters of employers for youngsters under the Kickstart scheme in Suffolk are providing permanent roles for their new recruits, according to council data.

The Government Kickstart scheme aims to provide six-month employment opportunities for those aged 16-24, on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.