New mayor

COUNCILLOR Christopher Spicer was named as the new mayor of St Edmundsbury at a ceremony at The Athenaeum, in Bury St Edmunds, yesterday.

Cllr Terry Buckle will become deputy mayor.

Cllr Spicer, a Conservative, has represented the Pakenham Ward for eight years. His wife, who will become mayoress, is Joanna Spicer, who is both a Suffolk County Councillor and chairman of the Suffolk Police Authority.