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Sheikh Rashid with family connections to Newmarket racing industry has died

PUBLISHED: 18:12 19 September 2015 | UPDATED: 18:12 19 September 2015

The son of Dubai’s ruler has died of a heart attack at the age of 33.

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates.

The family has long-standing connections with Newmarket’s racing industry. Sheikh Mohammed is the founder of Godolphin, the world’s leading international horseracing entity, which is based in the town.

The United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported that Sheikh Rashid, who was also an avid horse racing enthusiast, died of a heart attack today.

A three-day mourning period has been declared in Dubai and UAE flags will be flown at half mast.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening.

A super slimmer from Colchester told she was a ticking time bomb at 32 stone is enjoying a new lease of life – after shedding half her body weight.

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman reported being robbed in Haverhill on Friday.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

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