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SuffolkNews Podcast: Newmarket woman who died in crash on A1303 near Stow Cum Quy named as Holly Lucas

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In today's podcast we bring you news that a woman who died in a car crash in Cambridgeshire has been named as 24-year-old from Newmarket.

Holly Lucas was driving a blue Toyota Yaris on the A1303, near Stow Cum Quy at 5.19pm last Friday when she was involved in a crash with a silver Honda Accord.

She died at the scene.

A 32-year-old man, from Ilford, in Essex, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs.

He has been released on bail until August 19.

Next, tributes have been paid to an inspirational and pioneering nurse who helped found St Nicholas Hospice Care.

June Shield died on Friday aged 89. But her legacy continues as she is remembered for her key role in setting up the Bury St Edmunds hospice having been one of the first prescribing palliative care nurses in the area.

She campaigned for inpatient hospice beds for patients with complex needs which subsequently led to the foundation of the hospice where she worked for 12 years.

June’s funeral will take place on the 20th of this month at West Suffolk Crematorium at 10.30am. Donations will go to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Also, we take a look back to June 16, 2012 to the night Cupola House burned down in Bury St Edmunds.

At the time of the blaze, the town centre was buzzing and diners were enjoying their meals at the Strada Italian restaurant, in the Traverse.

But unbeknownst to them an emergency was breaking out in the basement kitchen as fire took hold.

Customers and staff were evacuated and firefighters battled to extinguish the fire.

After the incident, thoughts turned to restoring Cupola House to its former glory.

And finally, shoppers in Bury St Edmunds might be surprised to see a historical face in the town centre next month.

That's because a special lookalike of Abraham Lincoln will be visiting on July 4 to celebrate American Independence Day, whilst at the same time championing small businesses for Our Bury St Edmunds annual Independents' Day.

July 4 will see this year's launch of what will be the 12th year of the town centre's Independents' Week which will run from the Monday until Sunday, July 10.

There will also be a social media competition for people to nominate their favourite indie shop for a chance to win an Our Bury St Edmunds gift card - with the winning businesses awarded an advertising prize.