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SuffolkNews Podcast: Haverhill teenager Eden Wright delivers sister's baby, Newmarket's July Racecourse plans given go ahead and Suffolk's Queen's Green Canopy takes root



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On today's podcast, A Haverhill teenager has said that delivering her sister’s baby was one of the best things she has ever done.

19-year-old Eden Wright, who works as a carer at Cleves Place Care Home in the town, described how the events unfolded last Tuesday after she got a text from Georgia, 28, asking if she could go over to look after her three children – Harvey, eight, Xander, six and Koby, two – as she had gone into labour 12 days after the baby’s due date.

But after barely being at her sister’s Cambridge Way home for 20 minutes Eden found herself holding the newest member of the family, Hattie Rose Wright - with both baby and mum doing really well.

A multi-million expansion and improvement plan for Newmarket's much-loved July Racecourse has been agreed.

Including better facilities for jockeys and a new and expanded Champagne bar for visitors, the scheme was approved by East Cambridgeshire Council planners.

The proposals form the next phase of the racecourse's masterplan to redevelop the popular summer course, the initial phase of redevelopment, of the areas for race-goers behind the main stands was completed in 2006.

And finally, more than half a million trees and hedging plants have, or will be, planted in Suffolk as part of a mammoth initiative to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Festival of Suffolk this year.

The Queen's Green Canopy, a national project to mark the monarch's 70-year reign, will eventually see 348,000 trees and 39.8km of hedging planted in the county, totalling 547,000 woody shrubs and trees.

In Suffolk, 85 per cent of these have been planted already, with the remaining amount due to be planted later this year.