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Suffolk News Podcast: Bury St Edmunds former Debenhams sees terms agreed with high street retailer, Rishi Sunak visits Newmarket and 100,000th LEGO brick on St Edmundsbury Cathedral



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On today's podcast, terms have been agreed with a high street retailer to occupy the remaining floors of Bury St Edmunds' former Debenhams.

The agreement was revealed in documents submitted by Bury WM Unit Trust for a servicing plan for the empty shop at the arc shopping centre.

An earlier acoustic assessment for proposals for an Everyman Cinema in the basement of the building made reference to a Primark.

Though centre manager Allan Hassell said they were unable to comment on the speculation.

In other news, Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak visited West Suffolk yesterday as part of his campaign.

The former Chancellor of Exchequer was in Newmarket as part of an event organised by the West Suffolk Conservative Association.

Mr Sunak is up against South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

The pair are currently touring the country, with results of the leadership contest set to be announced on September 5.

And finally, the 100,000th LEGO brick was placed on a model of St Edmundsbury Cathedral yesterday by the Dean of St Edmundsbury.

The Very Revd Joe Hawes fixed a miniature cross atop the creation, which is the work of six years and by the time it is completed will have raised a quarter of a million pounds in donations.

Members of the public have been able to contribute a single brick towards the model in exchange for a £1 contribution to the cathedral.