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On the podcast today, a Bury St Edmunds mum with terminal cancer is hoping to take her family on holiday for the first time.

Beth Pitt-Roche, 27, a mum-of-two, says she is ‘doing okay’ but she is mindful that ‘well’ time is precious.

And now a team of five friends are set to climb Mount Snowdon next month, which, alongside a fundraising raffle, will hope to make the family’s dream of a trip abroad come true.

Beth said she wants her children to have a holiday ‘so big that they couldn’t possibly forget it’.

Elsewhere, and friends and family of former Mildenhall Fen Tigers rider Carl Baldwin have launched an appeal to try and raise £6,000 for physiotherapy sessions.

57-year old Carl, who lives in Needham Market, suffered a stroke in 2018 shortly after undergoing a routine heart operation.

Now, those closest to him are set to hold a golf day in July as well as a raffle and disco in the hope of supporting Carl with these costs.

Also, police are searching for witnesses after a man reportedly injured a duck before throwing it in Haverhill last week.

Officers said a man was walking a cocker spaniel when he threw the duck for his dog to chase and kill at Newt Pond near the rugby club on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police.

Meanwhile, a terrier who was waiting to move into a new home was let down on adoption day.

Cody, who is almost two, has been in RSPCA care for 15 months, and was moved to Martlesham Animal Centre nine months ago.

As the dog is the centre’s longest-staying resident, staff were thrilled when someone reserved him.

But his adoption fell through on the day he was due to be picked up, so staff are now continuing the hunt for a new home.

And Suffolk star Ed Sheeran has released a music video filmed in Ukraine’s capital last year, with proceeds of YouTube streams set to be donated to a humanitarian appeal.

You can also take a look at our list of ten famous people you might not realise have links to Suffolk.