A knife amnesty to highlight the dangers of carrying bladed weapons saw 705 items handed in across Suffolk – with the largest number in Bury St Edmunds. The west Suffolk town saw 252 bladed items, including two swords, taken to its amnesty bin as part of Operation Sceptre, while only 50 were given up in Ipswich – the lowest number across the county. Lowestoft collected 204 items, which included a sword, and 114 were taken to the bin in Mildenhall. Sudbury saw 85 bladed items handed in.
For one Bury St Edmunds student, the experience of sitting her A-level exams was a lot less traumatic than her GCSEs. County Upper School student Sarah Burns’ father had a heart attack just before her GCSE exams were due to start in 2015, which saw him rushed to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. The 18-year-old student’s dad, Richard, has made a full recovery since and was able to accompany his daughter to collect her results with wife Lynne.
The president of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce says the closure of the town’s Delphi plant “does not have to be a disaster” as the site can free up space for other companies. The organisation met last week to discuss strategies for when the Newton Road firm closes and officers agreed that steps must be taken to attract jobs to the town to replace the 520 which will be lost.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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