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SuffolkNews Podcast: Bury St Edmunds resident complains over demolition works at former Debenhams store in arc shopping centre



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In today's podcast, we have a story about complaints over demolition works at the former Debenhams at the Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Councillor Tom Murray, who lives behind the centre, has spoken about the impact of the demolition on his life.

He spoke of the noise created by metal being dropped into huge containers and cracks appearing in the walls of his property.

Next, we have a story about the number of fines Suffolk councils have been handing out for dog fouling.

Our story reveals East Suffolk Council has handed out the most fines over the last five years, with 26 penalties given.

Meanwhile, EastEnders’ star Jessie Wallace has expressed her ‘deep regret’ after an incident in Bury St Edmunds town centre at the weekend.

The 50-year-old was arrested early on Sunday morning outside Flex Nightclub on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and drunk and disorderly conduct, but was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.

A statement issued by the BBC said senior bosses had spoken with Jessie Wallace about the incident and issued a clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable and she has expressed her deep regret.

Next, and news that the number of prisoners at HMP Highpoint near Haverhill could rise by more than 50 per cent.

This is part of a nationwide Ministry of Justice initiative to expand and modernise prisons over the coming years.

Plans submitted to West Suffolk Council, that are yet to be approved, are to build three new blocks at the prison, which currently houses 1,259 inmates.

Finally, we have exciting news about Haverhill poker player Andy Graham who has become the first person from his team’s league to qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to compete for a top prize worth £13,000.

The 32-year-old will head to the Nevada desert city for the Vegas100 Redtooth Poker tournament next May, where he will be among 100 players competing to be crowned the UK pub poker champion.