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SuffolkNews Podcast: Suffolk MPs react after Sir David Amess dies in Leigh-on-Sea following stabbing



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In today's podcast, we have reaction following the news from one of our neighbouring counties that MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed in his Essex constituency.

69-year-old Sir David was holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea when he was stabbed, and police have said a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

Suffolk’s MPs have been reacting to the news today, with Matt Hancock saying he was ‘devastated and shocked’, while Tom Hunt said Sir David was one of parliament’s big characters and sent his deepest best wishes and love to his family.

A man who threatened a teenager with a screwdriver in Lowestoft and stole £2,000 worth of his belongings has been jailed.

32-year-old Nicholas Everett, of London Road South, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on October 5, where he was jailed for four years for robbing a 17-year-old boy of his bike, phone and bag after pressing a screwdriver against his chest and neck.

A £250m package of funding to mitigate the impacts of Sizewell C has been pledged by developers if it goes ahead.

EDF Energy has set out financial contributions, including money to invest in landscape impact mitigation, as well as for a tourism fund and public services, to minimise impacts of the development.

But the deputy leader of Suffolk County Council has said several big ticket issues still remain, which they will be taking to the Secretary of State.

Meanwhile, a high street store which has stood empty since 2013 could soon be getting a new lease of life.

Newmarket town councillors will meet on Monday and consider an application to turn the former Blockbuster Video store into a cafe.

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