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SuffolkNews Podcast: Community rallies round family after Lawshall house gutted by fire and Suffolk health boss says there's light at end of tunnel over Covid

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In today’s podcast, we have the news that a family has been left overwhelmed by support following a devastating fire which gutted their home.

Gill Brown returned to her home on Ancells Close in Lawshall last Friday afternoon when she found it was ablaze, which caused damage to about 80 per cent of the house.

A fundraising page which was set up by one of Gill’s daughters to recover some of the costs has so far raised almost £2,000.

Next and a road in Elveden which was closed after an attempted sexual assault has reopened.

Old London Road was shut after the woman was found unconscious on a pavement on Tuesday, but it reopened yesterday after police carried out investigations.

And Suffolk’s public health boss says there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Covid but people need to play their part to get there.

Stuart Keeble told a meeting today that while coronavirus rates were falling locally and nationally, numbers were still higher than where they need to be.

He's urged people to continue being responsible around face masks and hand washing, particularly in the run up to Christmas.

And the arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds has unexpectedly found itself at the centre of national attention with its latest Christmas Grotto offering.

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