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In today's podcast we have the latest on the Bury St Edmunds murder investigation with a second person arrested and the victim named.

Karl Skoulding, 43, from Bury St Edmunds, died after he was stabbed in an incident at Harland Court on Station Hill on Tuesday.

A woman, in her 40s, who also suffered stab wounds, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A 38-year-old man, who was arrested on Tuesday in the St John's Street area on suspicion of murder, is continuing to be questioned by police after they were granted more time.

Meanwhile, in the early hours today, a 17-year-old boy from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Our other big story today is the news that our county’s mental health trust has been rated ‘inadequate’ for the fourth time in a damning report by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC visited the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust late last year to see if improvements had been made.

Although there were some, there were more areas where deterioration in quality and safety were identified.

In other news, ‘Tell us why our town’s roads are in such a bad state’.

That’s the plea from Haverhill Town Council which is inviting a county council road repairs ‘policy maker’ to a meeting to discuss what it says are ‘poor roads’ and ‘inefficient’ ways in which they are repaired.

In sad news, a former West Suffolk police superintendent who held Bury St Edmunds close to his heart has died at the age of 86.

John Gateshill was a well known face in the town and noteworthy events which fell under his watch in the town included Royal visits, the town’s sports centre fire of 1980 and an armed 24-hour response at the home of an influential High Court judge.

Meanwhile, our reporter Tamika Green is running a daily nostalgia feature and today we’re going back to the 1970s when ‘Goody’, the Bury Free Press tea and coffee maker of 22 years, took a well-deserved retirement.