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SuffolkNews Podcast: Work ‘progressing well’ on Bury St Edmunds’ new cinema and Primark store in former Debenhams

In today’s podcast, we have the news that work to transform a prominent town shop into a Primark and cinema is ‘progressing well’.

Workmen have been busy at the former Debenhams at the arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds for months ahead of the retailer moving into the ground and first floors of the building this year.

A 228 seat Everyman Cinema is also due to open in the basement.

To see more on the story, see here.

Also, plans for new homes in Thurston have attracted dozens of objections within weeks of being submitted.

Messrs Myatt have applied for full planning permission to build five homes on land at Norton Road and are seeking outline approval to build a further eight homes, as well as move an existing allotments site, on land west of Barrells Road.

The Barrells Road proposals come after earlier plans for 58 homes on the site were withdrawn in 2020 following scores of resident objections.

For the full story, see here.

And finally, an academic-turned-triathlete has competed on the international stage for the first time, drawing upon family inspiration as she overcame health issues to reach the finish line.

Professor Valerie Gladwell described her delight, following her debut representing Great Britain at the 2023 European Triathlon Championships in Madrid earlier this month.

Inspired by her children, the Hadleigh resident had only taken up the sport two years earlier, training with groups in Sudbury and Ipswich.

To read the full story, see here.

Do check out our website later today about two protests happening today. One is about SEND education and the second protest is about car parking charges being reintroduced for Staff at West Suffolk Hospital.

We also have rolling coverage of Suffolk Police’s Tweetathon.

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