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SuffolkNews podcast: Haverhill mourns Jim 'Jimbo' Morgan, Sudbury has plans to regenerate town and Ipswich Town FC finds out fixtures for next season



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In today's podcast, tributes have been paid after the sudden death of one of Haverhill’s most well-known, generous and larger than life figures, Jim ‘Jimbo’ Morgan.

Jim, 61, died in his sleep, on a sofa, at his home in Wratting Road on Friday night into Saturday morning - the house which he was born in.

His involvements in Haverhill included the Centre Stage Company, St Mary’s Church choir, Wratting Lions, Haverhill Cricket Club, Haverhill Rugby Club -where we was a former president - and Haverhill Silver Band.

He leaves behind his sons Tom, 27, and James, 28, as well as his eight-month-old grandson, Christopher.

In other news, refreshed proposals to regenerate the centre of Sudbury – including a new hotel and cinema and ideas for a redesign of Market Hill – headlined a new public exhibition on the town’s future.

Babergh District Council held a three-day ‘What’s next for Sudbury?’ showcase at the town hall last week, offering visitors an update on ongoing developments and seeking their views on ideas to enhance the visitor economy.

Projects on display included a fresh blueprint for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Road quarter, with a mixed-use scheme that includes residential units, a hotel and a small three-screen cinema with a food-and-drink offering.

The plans also showed Sudbury’s existing bus station replaced with on-street bus stops throughout the town, as part of a package of road and junction improvements.

And finally, Ipswich Town FC will begin their quest for promotion from League One at home to Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the season.

The Blues have started their last two seasons at home with mixed success, having needed a late equaliser against Morecambe last August.

Kieran McKenna's side will then head to newly-promoted Forest Green Rovers, before returning to Portman Road to face Liam Manning's MK Dons.