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SuffolkNews Podcast: Health alert for county ahead of next week's heatwave



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On today's podcast is the news a health alert has been issued for Suffolk next week due to the incoming heatwave.

The UK Health Security Agency has put out a level two alert for Suffolk, which is in place from 9am on Monday until 9am on Friday.

The county is set to be hit with scorching temperatures, with highs of 29 degrees forecasted for the middle of next week.

Next and firefighters have been tackling a large crop field blaze in Kennett this afternoon.

Seven crews were called to the fire in Herringswell Road at just before 2pm.

A fire service spokesman said crews were dealing with a large field of standing crops well alight.

A road closure was also put in place at the Warren Road crossroads.

In other news, a burglar whose blood was found on a broken window he smashed to gain entry to a Lowestoft home has been jailed.

Anthony Beech, 43, of Marbella Green in the town, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court yesterday where he was sentenced to more than two years in prison.

It comes after Beech smashed a window to force entry into a home on Cotner Road and stole purses and a quantity of cash.

Detectives forensically linked him to the scene and he was arrested in January, where he was also found to be in possession of a lock knife.

Elsewhere and a woman who drove 214 miles from Manchester to Suffolk has lost her licence after failing a roadside eye test.

Officers stopped the woman in Ixworth yesterday after they received reports regarding her manner of driving.

She was asked to conduct number plate eyesight tests and, police said she failed to read the plate at 20 metres.

Officers said she managed to read the number plate at three metres, and had her licence revoked.

And finally, a congratulations must go to the Bury St Edmunds branch of Holland & Barrett, which has been named the best in the country.

The eight staff at the health and wellbeing store on Buttermarket learned this week that they had been selected as the chain’s Store of the Year - out of 800 in the country.

Staff say teamwork has been the secret of their success.

We’ve also got loads of pictures from Ladies Day in Newmarket yesterday.

Take a look to see who were the best dressed racegoers.