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Newmarket man jailed and fined for string of motoring offences

A 30-year-old Newmarket man has been jailed for motoring offences in the town.

The Ness Road Co-op petrol station that was ram raided in the early hours of the morning

Burwell Co-op closed after attempted ram raid

A Burwell petrol station has been closed after an attempted ram raid overnight.
Newmarket Town Band stalwart Stewart Cawkwell, who has died aged 66

Newmarket Town Band stalwart Stuart dies after long illness

A packed congregation is expected at All Saints’ Church, Newmarket, on Thursday (November 23) when family and friends gather to say farewell to popular Newmarket Town Band member Stuart Cawkwell, who has died.
The Newmarket School of Dance is looking for a new home

A Newmarket dance school is on the move

A popular Newmarket dance school, which caters for more than 350 students, is looking to move to larger premises.

The Rev Canon Richard Norburn in St Nicholas Hospice Care's shop, in St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds in 2014

Founder and president of St Nicholas Hospice Care dies

The founder and president of St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds has died.

Helen and John Attlesey outside their Soham home with its huge display of Chritsmas lights

Grateful Soham grandparents say thanks with Christmas display

A Soham couple are dreaming of a light Christmas after switching on their spectacular festive display which will once again be raising funds for the children’s charities which helped their grandson when he fell ill eight years ago.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council set to raise Council Tax bills

A county council is set to put up its council tax by the maximum allowed by the government.

For the four Thursday's running up to Christmas you can park for free in Newmarket

Newmarket's festive free parking for Christmas shoppers

With Newmarket set to celebrate Christmas in style, Forest Heath District Council is making parking in its town centre car parks free after 1pm on the four Thursdays running up to the holiday.
The remembrance parade through Cheveley

Remembering all those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Residents and veterans from across the Newmarket area came together in towns and villages on Sunday to remember those who had given their lives in two World Wars and later conflicts across the globe.
Councillors celebrate the opening of over 100 new car parking spaces in Ely.

Champagne moment as Ely's new car park is opened

An extra 128 parking spaces near Ely rail station have been opened for motorists.

Big hug ... Nicole with DIY SOS team member Billy Byrne

DIY SOS: Big Build will change Simon Dobbin's life

Hundreds of local tradesmen and volunteers started work on Tuesday to transform the Mildenhall home of Simon Dobbin, hoping to help deliver the care he needs after an unprovoked attack by a gang of thugs left him with permanent brain damage.

The clock tower roundabout in construction in 2009. It was designed to resemble a clock face.

Hated 'balls' on Newmarket roundabout to go if town council plans go ahead

Newmarket councillors would like to see the town’s controversial ‘balls’ roundabout, which caused uproar when it was installed eight years ago, redesigned as part of a scheme to improve the area around the historic clock tower.

Plans were described as 'overbearing' and 'generic'

Kirtling homes plan rejected by East Cambridgeshire planners

Planners have rejected plans for a Kirtling development which residents claimed would have seen ‘overbearing’ and ‘generic’ homes built in the village.

The crash happened as the Mercedes C180 turned left onto Fordham Road from the A14.

Police appealing for witnesses to three vehicle crash in Newmarket

Police are appealing for witnesses to three vehicle crash on Fordham Road.

After switching on Newmarket's Christmas lights, Antony Cotton is set to take on ITV's Dancing on Ice.

Coronation Street's Antony Cotton to switch on Newmarket's Christmas lights

Soap star Antony Cotton will be turning on Newmarket's Christmas lights on Tuesday.

The Vamps are the first band announced by the Jockey Club to be headlining Summer Saturday Live at the July course

The Vamps to headline Newmarket Racecourses' Summer Saturday Live 2018

Chart topping band The Vamps are set to perform at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.
Even though the level crossing is in Newmarket, residents will have to go to Ipswich to speak

Objectors gear up to fight closure of Newmarket level crossing

Campaigners fighting Network Rail’s plan to close a railway crossing in Newmarket will get the chance to put their case when a public inquiry opens on February 13.

Father Christmas with his two elves at last year's fair.

Soham is set for festive Christmas fair

Christmas plans are well under way as Soham prepares for its annual Winter Fair.

West Suffolk College principal Nikos Savvas

East to bid for tech institute

West Suffolk College is leading an East Anglian bid to get funding to create an institute of technology to train future technicians and engineers.

Fitzroy Street crash

Woman escapes unharmed after freak accident in Newmarket’s Fitzroy Street.

A woman driver was unscathed following a freak accident in Newmarket’s Fitzroy Street today which left a car on its roof.

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