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SuffolkNews Podcast: Corrie McKeague coroner shares concerns over bins after inquest into death following Bury St Edmunds night out

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First on today's podcast, a coroner has sent a report to prevent future deaths after Corrie McKeague’s inquest.

Senior Suffolkcoroner Nigel Parsley sent the report to four organisations over concerns which were raised during the inquest into Corrie’s death.

The inquest, which concluded last month, ruled that Corrie, who went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in 2016, died after getting into a bin that was tipped into a waste lorry.

Mr Parsley said he put together the report due to his concerns, including ineffective bin locks and the ineffective search of the bin.

Corrie’s family said, in a statement, that they hope the raising of these concerns will lead to changes that will further reduce the serious risk to people in bins.

Next and a new mental health service providing short term intensive support for youngsters has launched in Suffolk.

The Crisis Risk Support and Intervention Service had a soft launch in February, focusing on self-harm and suicide prevention for 0-18-year-olds.

Suffolk County Council said it offered intensive support with visits several times a week - with interventions designed to be short term when youngsters are at their greatest risk.

The new service is being monitored to see how it is functioning and where improvements can be made, with a summer review already planned.

After that, referrals can then be made from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust and the county council.

Elsewhere, an inquest has heard that a talented young DJ died after taking a fatal combination of drugs at an all-night music event.

The hearing yesterday was told that James Diss, from Newmarket, visited the Warehouse Project in Manchester in September last year.

The 20-year-old had travelled to the club from Bristol where he was due to start a music course just a few days later.

But after the student took a combination of ecstasy and ketamine during the event, he collapsed and was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he died around an hour later.

At the inquest at Manchester City Coroner’s Court, senior coroner Nigel Meadows warned of the dangers of taking drugs and described the case as ‘probably every parent’s worst nightmare’.

Meanwhile, some good news as a coastal fish and chips business has been named the best place in England to get the treat this Easter.

Aldeburgh Fish and Chips has topped the list of the best locations to enjoy one of the country’s favourite takeaways ahead of the long weekend.

That’s according to the list compiled by Absolute Digital Media, who researched the country’s fish and chips shops, placing Aldeburgh Fish and Chips at the top.

And also on the site, you can take a look at some amazing photos of Ipswich from the skies over the last century.