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SuffolkNews Podcast: Weeting gamekeeper condemned for 'dangerous and inhumane' crimes after shooting and poisoning several birds of prey





Up first, a gamekeeper from Weeting, has been condemned, for his 'dangerous and inhumane' crimes after he admitted to shooting and poisoning several birds of prey.

Matthew Stroud, 46, of Fengate, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court as he became the first person convicted for the unauthorised release of game birds on a Special Protection Area.

PC Chris Shelley, Norfolk Constabulary’s rural crime officer, said that the investigation had been 'one of the biggest cases of its kind that we have dealt with in Norfolk'.

Next, a retailer is set to return to a popular shopping centre in Suffolk later this year.

The arc Shopping Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, is to welcome back Accessorize, and will be opening in a new location in Gosnold Street, between Vodafone and JoJo Maman Bébé.

The shop had previously been located in Charter Square.

Also, a 61-year-old man has had tributes paid to him after he died in a crash on the A14 last month.

Maurice Brame, of Tostock, died on his way to work when he was involved in a crash between a motorcycle and a lorry on September 21.

In a statement, Mr Brame's family said he 'had a heart of gold' and 'the great loves of his life were his fiancée Jenny of eight years, his motorbike, his football team Leeds United and his music.'

And finally, a village barbers has been named as the best in Suffolk after being nominated for the prize by a customer.

Dapper Dean’s Barber Shop, in Thurston, won the title at the regional section of Englands Business Awards and are through to the national finals in November.

Co-owners, Jo and Dean Desmond-Murrells, from Barningham, were 'totally overwhelmed' with the recognition and are 'thrilled to bits'.