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SuffolkNews Podcast: Man in critical condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after falling from bridge onto A14 near Stowmarket

In today’s podcast, a man is in a critical condition after falling from a bridge onto a major road.

Police were called shortly after 3.45pm yesterday following reports that a man had fallen from the B1115 bridge onto the main A14 carriageway, near Stowmarket.

He was taken by the air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, having suffered life-threatening injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

For more on the story, see here.

Also, a parent has raised his concerns over compulsory education on puberty at a Suffolk school which he deems to be inappropriate for his eight-year-old daughter.

Michael Doherty, 51, has applied to take his daughter out of Thurston Primary School after discovering that the Year 4 pupils will be learning about the menstrual cycle, the different parts of female and male genitalia, and changes in the body in their PSHE lessons.

The school has said its PSHE curriculum is in line with statutory guidance from the Department for Education's policy on relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) which became compulsory in September 2020.

For the full story, see here.

And finally, when The Flying Fortress welcomes back customers, Keith Allchin will return to raise a glass to the Bury St Edmunds pub he called home for more than 40 years.

For nearly a decade the wings of the Moreton Hall pub have been clipped as the once bustling business has remained boarded up since Keith and his wife Rosemary bid farewell and sold it to Greene King.

Now the brewery, which was waiting for a housing development around the pub to near completion, has submitted plans to spruce up and transform the dilapidated premises.

To read more, see here.

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