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SuffolkNews Podcast: West Suffolk Council's apology for rent bill error and Winterwatch comes to county



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In today's podcast we discuss West Suffolk Council who apologised after it 'accidentally' sent out more than 200 annual rent demands to businesses following a 'system error'

Around 230 business owners arrived at work yesterday morning to find they had been sent an invoice for a whole year's rent.

A West Suffolk Council spokesperson said while the council hoped most tenants would recognise it was clearly an error as soon as they saw the collection period, it apologised for any concern that we may have inadvertently caused.

Meanwhile, Suffolk police has handed out more than 1,000 fines for breaches of coronavirus-related laws, figures show.

Figures published by the National Police Chiefs' Council show 1,110 fixed penalty notices were issued by Suffolk Constabulary between March 27 2020 and December 19 last year.

Human rights advocacy group Liberty said communities have been subjected to disproportionate and harmful policing while staff at Number 10 have been 'attending drinks parties'.

And finally, A popular BBC TV presenter has been in Suffolk filming for her latest series.

Michaela Strachan was at Bawdsey Hall, near Felixstowe, filming series 10 of BBC Winterwatch last Thursday.

The first episode of series airs tonight, although it is not in Bawdsey Hall but the Isle of Mull, Scotland.