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In today's podcast, a teenager has appeared in court charged with spraying a man with ammonia in Newmarket.

Eighteen-year-old Jamie Stevens, of Cowgate, Norwich, was arrested following the alleged incident on Friday.

He appeared before magistrates in Ipswich on Monday when he was charged with throwing liquid at Justin Marshall with the intention of burning, maiming, or disfiguring him, or causing him grievous bodily harm.

Stevens was committed for a crown court trial at a date yet to be fixed, bailed until June 13 and given an electronically-tagged curfew.

In other news, a trail of famous names associated with Bury St Edmunds is set to help participants find out more about the town's heritage.

The trail, which begins on May 30, will include around 20 landmarks in the town and follows on from previous activities which have commemorated historic events and honoured the town's theatre stars.

The trail will form part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations in the town.

The Business Improvement District (BID) Organisation Our Bury St Edmunds has organised the Abbey 1000 Trail in conjunction with local historian and chairman of The Bury Society, Martyn Taylor.

And finally, a Suffolk scout group has collectively climbed the height of Mount Everest in memory of their friend who died in February.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 10th Ipswich Scout group held an ‘Everest in an Evening’ event on May 7 in memory of much-loved Rainbow Cub Sam Revitt.

They raised more than £4,000 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) who cared for Sam at The Treehouse prior to his death.

They collectively climbed 8,848 metres in vertical height at AVID Climbing, in Bermuda Road, on Ipswich’s Ransomes Industrial Estate.