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SuffolkNews Podcast: Iconic Newmarket Rutland Arms Hotel put up for sale for £3 million after delays to refurbishment scheme



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In today's podcast, we have news that Newmarket’s iconic Rutland Arms Hotel is being put up for sale.

Its current owners, Review Hotels Ltd, say they have been forced to put it back on the market after delays to its redevelopment project saw them incurring massive financial losses.

Managing director Noel Byrne said the hotel would be marketed by the Colliers International Real Estate Company with a guide price of £3 million.

Next, a heart-warming story about a cat called Nutmeg who amazingly returned home after being missing for 18 months.

The Grace family from Stowmarket are over the moon that Nutmeg has been found after vanishing in December 2020.

Meanwhile in Bury St Edmunds, we have news that Westley Middle School headteacher Ben Jeffery has been appointed to lead County Upper School's lower campus.

Westley Middle, along with Horringer Court Middle School in Bury, are due to close next year and the Westley site will become the lower school campus of County Upper.

Then we have a story about the number of highways repairs in Bury St Edmunds town centre over the last four years.

Using a Freedom of Information request, we have found Cornhill had the highest number of repairs with 152 to the pavement and 16 to the road in total.

Meanwhile, five compensation claims have been made so far this year against Suffolk County Council over injuries due to issues with pavements and roads.

Finally, exciting news for Ipswich Town fans as music superstar Ed Sheeran has revealed the club’s new kit.

The Framlingham-based singer has surprised Town supporters by appearing in their new Umbro kit designs on the club's launch day.

Also, we have a story about the heatwave that could see temperatures hit 34C tomorrow. Both the Met Office and the UK Health Security Agency have issued warnings.