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On today's podcast, a driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A14 in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were called to the road, between Haughley and Woolpit, at about 1.30am after collision between a car and a lorry.

The driver of the car was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

Elsewhere, police have arrested a second person in connection with the death of a Suffolk woman and her three dogs in London.

Olivia Riley, 41, was killed when she was hit by a car while walking her dogs in Chelsea on Saturday, May 14.

Detectives arrested a 30-year-old man on May 27 on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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The driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving at the time.

Both men have been released on bail until a date later this month.

More than 2,600 packs featuring toothbrushes and toothpaste are being distributed to youngsters across East Suffolk in a bid to promote good oral health.

Councillors are hoping to encourage good toothbrushing routines among youngsters early on in life to try and reduce the need for costly dental work in future.

East Suffolk Council has teamed up with Community Dental Services, a community interest company, to work with children in primary school years one, two and six.

Meanwhile, in Stowmarket a new ‘revolutionary style’ bridge with lifts is to be installed at the rail station to improve accessibility.

Greater Anglia says the steel bridge will be the ‘first of its kind in the UK’ and will see the existing concrete footbridge at the station demolished.

Stowmarket rail station was given funding in 2019 for accessibility improvements as part of the Government’s Access for All scheme.

Construction is expected to start towards the end of next year.

And finally, despite having no website and little social media presence, a Haverhill tiler has pulled off an impressive achievement.

It’s as Daryl Hester’s business has come second in a national poll to find ‘Britain’s Best Small Business Names’ - all with a humorous pun in them.

Mr Hester’s company, Grout of this World, got the second spot in the online ballot run by Simply Business, having been shortlisted in the final ten out of some 1,500 initial entrants.

Also, take a look at the brooch designed by a Lavenham jeweller which was given to the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee.