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SuffolkNews Podcast: Jury sent out to consider verdict in Bury St Edmunds 'vigilante' murder case



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In today's podcast, we have the news that a verdict is due in the case of a father and son from Bury St Edmunds who are accused of killing in a man in a 'vigilante' attack.

The trial of David and Edward King - residents of Radnor Close - began at Ipswich Crown Court two months ago and the jury have now been sent out to consider a verdict.

The pair have been charged with murder and manslaughter over the death of 47-year-old Neil Charles.

Next, and the story of Laura Mackie, a 40-year-old mother from Hockwold on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, who is on a mission to help others be diagnosed for bowel cancer sooner.

She is taking on Bowel Cancer UK's Walk Together five mile challenge in June between chemotherapy sessions after having an operation to remove her lower bowel in February.

Meanwhile, the Council for British Archaeology has said it also shares concerns about moving the beach huts from the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion historic area.

Its letter was sent to East Suffolk Council, which plans to move the 44 huts, hours before a full council meeting later that will discuss a petition launched by campaigners to save the beach huts.

Over in Haverhill, Poundland is set to close next month.

The store first opened in July 2012, with Emmerdale actor and Strictly Come Dancing star Kelvin Fletcher helping to open the High Street branch. However, due to being unable to agree terms with the landlord, it will shut.

Finally, we have a planning story about a proposed development of up to 1,375 homes north east of Bury Road in Great Barton.

The developers St Joseph Homes Ltd have announced they have gone to appeal due the 'non determination' of the application by West Suffolk Council within an agreed time period extension.

Also on the site, we have a feature on street food and drink vans, which have exploded in popularity since the pandemic.