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SuffolkNews Podcast: Case against father-of-five dropped and man missing for three months found dead

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In today's podcast, we discuss concerns raised over plans to close two Bury St Edmunds schools - with fears that education and communities could suffer.

Unity Schools Partnership is consulting on proposals to shut Horringer Court and Westley Middle Schools by August 2023.

It says the move is due to dwindling pupil numbers and it would expand provision at sister schools Tollgate Primary and County Upper.

However, fears have been raised including the impact on education and the level of future provision in the town with the loss of two Ofsted-rated 'good' schools.

Meanwhile, police have confirmed that a missing man from the Ipswich area has been found dead.

Mason Seymour, 22, was last seen in the Shotley area on Thursday, July 29, before he was reported missing on Wednesday, August 4.

However, Suffolk Police have confirmed that a body was found in November.

The police have said there are no suspicious circumstances, the coroner has been informed and an inquest will be opened in due course.

Construction work on a new beach hut village in Felixstowe's South Seafront has been delayed.

East Suffolk Council had been granted planning permission for building work in October and had hoped to begin construction in a few weeks in order to be ready for the summer season.

However, the project has been hit with a setback, with further permissions required before it can proceed.

The new requirement means that work on the site will be delayed by three months.

And finally, The case of a father-of-five accused of murdering his wife has been dropped after the prosecution offered no evidence.

The decision to take Andrius Vengalis' case no further was decided at Ipswich Crown Court earlier today.

Vengalis, 46, of Bury Road, Brandon, had earlier denied killing Egle Vegaliene, 35, on April 9 last year at Brandon Country Park.