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SuffolkNews Podcast: Clare bale fire off Nethergate Street continues to burn as firefighters battle the blaze



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In today's podcast, we have the news that the straw bale fire in Clare continues to burn.

Earlier today, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that there is still a large amount of smoke in the area and crews are expected to remain on scene for some time.

They also advised local residents to keep their windows and doors closed and avoid the Nethergate Lane area.

Meanwhile, the former Greyhound Inn in Flempton, near Bury St Edmunds, could be transformed into a family home.

The pub has not operated since 2015 and is described in a viability statement, submitted to West Suffolk Council, as being in a 'dilapidated condition'.

Rob Lond-Caulk, of RSLC Holdings Ltd, has submitted a planning application to the council to transform the Grade-II listed pub in The Green into a home.

Next, and a Grade-II listed farmhouse near Newmarket is on the market with a guide price of £1.25 million.

Street Farmhouse in Lidgate dates back to the 16th century and is being marketed by Jackson-Stops.

Next, and Suffolk is the fifth worst affected county by rural crime, according to latest data from rural insurance company NFU Mutual.

However, the report found that overall the trend for such crimes is on the decrease.

NFU Mutual has warned that that the picture could be reversed as rising prices of farming equipment and diesel could see an increase in criminals targeting farms.

Finally, we have a piece about transport in the region over the ages after we revisited our 1999 publication Millennium Memories, from the Suffolk News archives.

It says one of the most significant events in the Bury St Edmunds transport system came in 1846 with the opening of the railway station in Northgate Street and opening of the Ipswich to Bury railway.