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SuffolkNews podcast: Second day of Suffolk Show is under way as we look back on day one



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In today's podcast, reporter Kaia Nicholl chats to us about the Suffolk Show which is in its second day.

Kaia was at Trinity Park in Ipswich for the first day and gives us a rundown of all the highlights as well as what to look forward to today.

For all the updates from today, click here.

Meanwhile, a man has been convicted of manslaughter over the death of a 74-year-old in an attempted robbery.

Yesterday, 35-year old Rhys Burroughs appeared via video link at Ipswich Crown Court to plead guilty to counts of manslaughter and attempted robbery.

These were in connection with the death of Clive Wyard four years ago.

A taxi driver has branded plans to increase fees and charges ‘another kick in the teeth’ – but a council says it is necessary to pay for extra safety checks and administration.

Marc Barnes, owner of Buzz Cars Brandon, said drivers were facing a rise in fees and charges of between 27 and 33 per cent in West Suffolk Council’s plans, which he said most cannot afford due to the cost of living crisis.

He said the issue is compounded by the fact they are unable to increase their fares, which last went up in 2019 and the issue is due to be considered by the authority’s licensing committee in July.

West Suffolk Council said it hasn’t put up its taxi fees and charges since 2015/16 but has seen a ‘significant increase’ to the costs associated with licensing due to national changes.

Also on the site, our Secret Drinker gives their verdict on a town centre favourite, we look at some of the people with Suffolk links who have been sentenced in courts during May and for her nostalgia Tamika Green goes back to 1962 when a smiling Princess Alexandra charmed her way into the hearts of thousands at the Suffolk Show.