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SuffolkNews Podcast: Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill quits as Defra minister and Ipswich MP Tom Hunt calls on Boris Johnson to resign



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In today's podcast, we cover the news that Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has quit as Defra minister and Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson is facing increasing pressure as ministers and aides continue to quit, with the crisis starting to unfold last night.

Next, we have a follow-up to our story about incidents of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ outside Abbots Green Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said there was a public order incident on June 30 and that two people were arrested and bailed pending further investigations.

Officers will continue to be in the area offering visibility and reassurance this week.

Next, and we have a story about a charity football match organised by Bury St Edmunds footballer Kenny Jones after losing his grandad to suicide.

Kenny hopes the game at Nowton Park on Sunday, July 24, will raise awareness and funds for The Samaritans after his grandad Gary took his own life in May.

We also have a story that was originally broken by The Sunday Times about the NHS devising a national plan in the event of hospital buildings collapsing because of a lightweight type of concrete.

West Suffolk Hospital is among a number of major hospitals that is constructed with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

According to the article in The Sunday Times, it is understood that if parts of any of the hospitals have to shut, a national incident would be declared with services and patients moved to other parts of the country.

In a statement, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust said people’s safety was its priority and it has several well-practised measures in place to identify and fix any issues.

Finally, we have a review of ICE’s Lunch Bar, which is part of the ICE restaurant and cook school enterprise on the Rougham Industrial Estate, near Bury St Edmunds.

The lunch bar dining experience was inspired by a bar in Barcelona that is a celebration of food, drink and friendship.