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SuffolkNews podcast: Man dies after being found 'unresponsive' in Sudbury river

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In today's podcast, we have the story that a man has died after being found 'unresponsive' in the River Stour.

Emergency services were called to Friars Meadows in Sudbury on Sunday after reports that a member of the public had found a body.

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said 'despite valiant efforts by local first responders' the man had died.

The spokesperson added it is not linked to any missing person appeals, and the man's next of kin have been informed.

Newmarket racing legend Lester Piggott has been taken to hospital in Switzerland.

His family revealed over the weekend the 86-year-old, who is based in the country after emigrating in 2012, was in hospital.

William Haggas, who is married to Piggott's daughter, Maureen, told Sky Sports Racing on Sunday: "I believe he is in hospital and I think Maureen is going over tomorrow to see him. Jamie, his son, is there today.

"He's battling a bit, but he's a tough man. Hopefully he'll pull through and get home as soon as possible."

A butcher in Bury St Edmunds has retired after running his shop for 40 years.

Eric Goodridge, 75, has run Erics Prime Cuts in Stamford Court since 1982.

At the moment he is handing over the shop, which will trade under the same name, to new owner, Gary Saint, who has taken over the business.

“It’s hard work, but that’s what I like, and having a laugh with the customers," he said.