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SuffolkNews Podcast: Former Bury St Edmunds nightclub boss avoids prison, Red Lodge paramedics finally tie the knot and Walberswick in list of top 20 beaches in UK



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On today's podcast we bring you the story of the former Bury St Edmunds nightclub owner who has been spared jail after being caught in possession of more than 25,000 indecent images of children.

Michael Davidson, 52, of Catharine Street, Cambridge, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months and handed a rehabilitation order for 60 days, including 100 hours of unpaid work.

Davidson, who changed his name by deed poll from Michael Garling, previously of Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, ran the LP nightclub, bar and restaurant, in Woolhall Street in the town.

In August last year, he pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children, possessing prohibited images of a child and possessing extreme pornographic images involving animals.

Also we told you the story of the Red Lodge paramedics who won a ‘fairytale’ wedding in a competition in 2020 finally got to tie the knot.

Tia Whiteman and Joel Whittingham, both 31, were crowned winners of the Chippenham Park and Blossom Wedding Planning contest – a competition launched to recognise the sacrifices made by the NHS during the pandemic – in August 2020.

They initially booked their big day for April 7, 2021 – two days after Tia’s 30th birthday and two days before Joel’s. However, the continuing pandemic restrictions forced a postponement to last Wednesday when they both got to say ‘I do’.

And finally, A Suffolk coastal village has been named in a list of the top 20 UK beaches to visit this summer.

'Picturesque' Walberswick, just south of Southwold, came in at number 10 in the list, which was created by The Telegraph, and was praised for its beauty.

Special mention went to the wooden bridge leading from the village to the beach, which is a popular crabbing spot for visitors and tourists.