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Newmarket cinema study set for approval

Forest Heath councillors are set to give the go-ahead for a study to establish whether there is a feasible site for a cinema in Newmarket when they meet on Tuesday.

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Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West  Suffolk

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority

Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.

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Check you are registered to vote

Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

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West Suffolk House, in Bury St Edmunds.
 Picture by Mark Westley.

Two become one? St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath look to form single council

St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils are looking to create a single authority for west Suffolk.

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Clean sweep for Tories in Newmarket Mildenhall and Lakenheath wards

Votes have been counted and the results for the local wards for Suffolk County Council show a clean sweep for the Conservatives, who regained the Newmarket and Exning seat they lost to UKIP four years ago.

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Conservatives victorious in East Cambridgeshire

The Conservatives won all but one of the eight Cambridgeshire County Council seats in the East Cambridgeshire district. Only Sutton bucked the trend when Liberal Democrat Lorna Dupre beat Conservative Michael John Bradley by 1,441 votes to 1,353 in the closest run ward in the area.

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Rachel Hood

Rachel Hood wins seat on Suffolk County Council

Former Newmarket mayor and current town councillor Rachel Hood is the new Suffolk county member for the Newmarket and Exning ward. Results were announced at around 12.15pm with Ms Hood polling 909 votes to win the former UKIP-held seat for the Conservatives.

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Robert Nobbs, new president of Newmarket Rotary Club

Conservatives take Newmarket Town Council seat

Robert Nobbs, manager of Newmarket’s Heath Court hotel has been elected to the town council.

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Kingfisher estate, Soham

Roads on Soham estate finally set to be improved

Roads on a Soham housing state which had been left to deteriorate since the developer who originally put them in went out of business more than a decade ago, look as if they are finally going to be adopted by the county council.

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Gen Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, answers questions during a visit to see the deployment of the F-35A Lightning II. (USAF photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier)

Nato commander visits RAF Lakenheath

The US and Nato Europe commander spoke on a visit to RAF Lakenheath of the need to grow to meet possible threats.

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RAF Mildenhall could stay open

A decision to close RAF Mildenhall is being reconsidered by the US Department of Defense, according to reports.

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Newmarket MP welcomes PM’s election call

Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock has welcomed the calling of a snap general election by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at RAF Lakenheath (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Video: First F-35 Lightning squadron arrives at RAF Lakenheath

The USAF’s new F-35A Lightning II was deployed overseas for the first time at the weekend when the 34th Fighter Squadron arrived at RAF Lakenheath.

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Polling

Candidates named for county council elections

Voters across Forest Heath and East Cambridgeshire will go to the polls on May 4 to elect their representatives on Suffolk and Cambridgeshire county councils for the next four years.

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Lord Derby

Hatchfield battle at the High Court

A High Court judge has reserved his decision after hearing from both sides over the controversial proposal to build 400 new homes on Newmarket’s Hatchfield Farm in Fordham Road.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Harriett Steer. Picture by Paul Nixon

‘We ran and locked ourselves in’ South Suffolk MP’s aid describes London terror attack

It should have been a time of celebration for staff of Lavenham Butchers on Wednesday, instead they got caught up in the terrorist attacks in Westminster.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Say whether you thing West Row should have its own parish council

Have your say on Forest Heath parish boundary changes

The people of Forest Heath have a last chance for a say on independence for West Row, moving two housing developments into Kentford and whether Exning war cemetery should be in Exning Parish.

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Newmarket water feature

Water feature will have to hang on

Newmarket town councillors have accepted they will only be able to ‘patch up’ the popular children’s water feature in the memorial gardens in time for this year’s summer holidays.

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