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On the podcast today, we have the news an inquest into the death of a man whose remains were found in bags in a Sudbury river has been suspended.

Suffolk Coroners Court today heard the human remains were found in the River Stour on August 27 in 2020.

While the person's identity is still unknown, post mortems revealed the bones belonged to a man.

The inquest was suspended until December this year as a criminal investigation is still ongoing.

Next and an NHS GP has described his struggle to find an NHS dentist and what he believes is causing the issues experienced by many.

Dr David Brandon, who is also a local healthcare leader, is in need of some assistance with his teeth, but said he was advised to go private by an NHS 111 dental nurse.

Dr Brandon said he believes the situation is so bad because of what he describes as political choice and what he claims is ‘completely unreasonable’ behaviour by NHS England.

The GP has called on residents to challenge political leaders to lobby NHS England to work together with the healthcare professions.

Elsewhere and the equalities watchdog has launched a formal investigation into holiday park firm Pontins, which has a site in Suffolk.

It’s over ‘continued concerns’ that it is discriminating against Gypsy and Traveller guests.

Yesterday the watchdog said it had ended a legal agreement in February after alerting Pontins - which has a park in Pakefield near Lowestoft - to potential breaches of it.

It added it has opened a formal investigation as it was ‘not satisfied that Pontins was taking the required steps to prevent unlawful discrimination from occurring’.

Pontins owner Britannia Jinky Jersey Limited has been approached for comment.

Meanwhile, councillors are set to press ahead with a plan to provide Newmarket with a premises to set up a local history museum.

Haverhill will welcome a new 'lumberjack-themed' golf course as it opens to the public for the first time in New Croft tomorrow.

And finally, with it being National Fish and Chips today, we want you to tell us which Suffolk chippy is your favourite by voting in our poll.