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In today's podcast, we cover the ongoing controversy over pylon plans through the East of England.

Three councils have objected and an MP is calling for 'a fairer deal' for Suffolk in response to National Grid’s ‘East Anglia Green’ project.

A consultation on a proposed 180-kilometre power line reinforcement from Dunston in Norfolk to Tilbury in Essex, via the Suffolk countryside – ends next Thursday.

In other news, a Sudbury man is taking on an epic journey across Europe to raise money for a men's mental health charity in tribute to a friend who took his own life.

Craig Eagle met Matt Slater after he joined the army in 2009. The pair trained together in the Royal Anglian Regiment 1st Battalion.

Last year, Matt took his own life, prompting Craig to plan the over-1,700 mile solo fund-raising feat for Andy's Man Club in his memory.

Meanwhile, a man and woman from Lowestoft have been banned from keeping animals for five years after repeatedly leaving their cats unattended, in filthy conditions without food or water.

Michael Driver, 22, and Bethany Wildman, 26, were disqualified from keeping all animals for a five-year period after a prosecution brought by the RSPCA was heard at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court last Tuesday.

Also on the site, the surviving members of a band who once performed with the likes of Pink Floyd and Sir Elton John have reunited – more than 60 years after their debut.

The Ketas - also known as Nelson’s Column - were formed in 1961 by a group of musicians from the Elmswell area, near Bury St Edmunds.