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SuffolkNews Podcast: Anger after pensioner left outside West Suffolk Hospital on a cold night, Maxine Peake directs film involving Haverhill actor's company, Newmarket crossing row on course for costly third public inquiry and Thetford nursing assistant takes on challenge after daughter's terminal diagnosis



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In today's podcast, we have the news that anger has been aimed at the management of West Suffolk Hospital after a 77-year-old mother was left outside its accident and emergency department on a cold night for more than an hour to be triaged.

It comes as the Bury St Edmunds hospital declared an internal critical incident due to 6.5 per cent of the site’s workforce being absent due to sickness – 3.2 per cent of those being Covid-related.

Meanwhile a new production company jointly created by an actor from Haverhill has taken the name of a drama school once run by his late mum and is involved in the production of a film directed by Maxine Peake.

Flying Colours Productions has been named after the children’s drama school that was once run in Haverhill by Frances MacGechan, who died in February 2007.

A war of words between Newmarket Town Council and transport giant Network Rail has been raging ahead of a third costly inquiry into the future of the town’s much-used Weatherby rail foot crossing.

The council is fighting to keep open the crossing, which it sees as a vital link between two sides of the town, while Network Rail wants to close it for safety reasons.

A West Suffolk Hospital nursing assistant is preparing for a charity challenge inspired by her daughter who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer while pregnant with twins.

Barbara Hollands, of Thetford, will take on the Brain Tumour Research charity's 10,000 Steps a Day in February Challenge for her youngest daughter Kylie Weatherby.