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SuffolkNews Podcast: Sudbury flooding problems, Addenbrooke's Hospital's bed crisis, inquest into death of Afghan boy in Ipswich, Covid-19 winter campaign and giant steel monk to go on display in Bury St Edmunds

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In today's podcast, we have the story of flooding problems on Sudbury’s roads which will only worsen if Suffolk County Council maintenance of local infrastructure is not drastically improved, according to a pair of town councillors.

Steve Hall and Adrian Osborne have demanded greater action to repair and maintain drainage in the town following floods during a period of heavy rainfall last month.

Patients could be sent to hospitals in Birmingham or London if Addenbrooke’s does not tackle its ongoing bed crisis, health chiefs have warned.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is currently being forced to cancel operations daily and may have to restrict access to care if the situation does not improve.

The death of a 10-year-old Afghan boy who was living in Ipswich is to be investigated at an inquest, Suffolk Coroner's Court has confirmed.

Sayed Zakarya Muslimyan died on September 7 this year after his mother found him 'unresponsive' in an upstairs bedroom.

A fresh winter campaign has been launched to tackle Covid-19 in Suffolk, urging people to consider what would motivate them to be responsible.

What’s It Worth? has been launched county-wide by public sector chiefs, encouraging people to wear face masks in enclosed public places, continue regularly washing hands and testing frequently to reduce the spread of the infection this winter.

A giant monk sculpture made from steel is to go on display to celebrate St Edmund’s Day and promote the 1,000th anniversary celebrations of Bury St Edmunds’ former abbey.

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