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Maureen was former Newmarket trainer Clive Brittain's ‘rock’

Maureen was former Newmarket trainer Clive Brittain's ‘rock’

Maureen was former Newmarket trainer Clive Brittain's ‘rock’

24 June 2020

Maureen Brittain, wife of former Newmarket trainer Clive, has died aged 87.


Former Newmarket midwife Jean Parton dies

Former Newmarket midwife Jean Parton dies

Former Newmarket midwife Jean Parton dies

12 June 2020

Jean Parton, the former head of Newmarket Hospital’s maternity unit, has died at the age of 88.


Newmarket shocked by death of Derby winning lad Michael Curran

Newmarket shocked by death of Derby winning lad Michael Curran

Newmarket shocked by death of Derby winning lad Michael Curran

22 May 2020

Newmarket's racing community has been shocked by news of the death of Derby-winning lad Michael Curran.


Newmarket’s racing community in mourning for Jane O’Shea

Newmarket’s racing community in mourning for Jane O’Shea

Newmarket’s racing community in mourning for Jane O’Shea

11 May 2020

Newmarket’s racing community has been shocked by the death of Jane O’Shea, former head lass for Classic winning trainer William Haggas.


Final chapter for history man Rod

Final chapter for history man Rod

Final chapter for history man Rod

29 April 2020

Tributes have been paid to local historian and author Rod Vincent, who has died aged 93.


Newmarket town councillor Ian Kirk dies

Newmarket town councillor Ian Kirk dies

Newmarket town councillor Ian Kirk dies

26 April 2020

Ian Kirk, who represented Scaltback, died earlier today after suffering a suspected heart attack.


Inseparable couple are ‘together and at peace’

Inseparable couple are ‘together and at peace’

Inseparable couple are ‘together and at peace’

27 February 2020

An elderly man died after his car plunged into a pond less than an hour before his wife of 67 years lost her battle with cancer.


'Danny was a great partner, fantastic dad, brilliant rider': Family pay tribute to speedway star Danny Ayres

'Danny was a great partner, fantastic dad, brilliant rider': Family pay tribute to speedway star Danny Ayres

'Danny was a great partner, fantastic dad, brilliant rider': Family pay tribute to speedway star Danny Ayres

06 February 2020

Tributes have poured in from all over the country following the death on Saturday of one of the speedway world’s most popular riders.


Funeral date for much-loved mum and grandmother who died in Cyprus hotel fire

Funeral date for much-loved mum and grandmother who died in Cyprus hotel fire

Funeral date for much-loved mum and grandmother who died in Cyprus hotel fire

03 February 2020

Patricia Hughes, 71, died on December 27 at the LA Hotel in the resort of Lapta.


Well-known Newmarket businesswoman Mary Foreman dies at 93

Well-known Newmarket businesswoman Mary Foreman dies at 93

Well-known Newmarket businesswoman Mary Foreman dies at 93

22 January 2020

Mary Foreman who, with her late husband Terry, was credited with saving the town’s Bedford Lodge hotel


Funeral service for former groom James Cronin to be held at Newmarket's Catholic church

Funeral service for former groom James Cronin to be held at Newmarket's Catholic church

Funeral service for former groom James Cronin to be held at Newmarket's Catholic church

13 December 2019

The popular 47-year-old, who looked after 2005 Derby winner Motivator for trainer Michael Bell died in a fall at the home of a friend on Tuesday.


Town mourns the loss of a racing legend

Town mourns the loss of a racing legend

Town mourns the loss of a racing legend

20 June 2019

His funeral service will be at Newmarket’s All Saints’ Church on Wednesday July 3 at noon.


Former jockey Willie Snaith dies aged 91

Former jockey Willie Snaith dies aged 91

Former jockey Willie Snaith dies aged 91

15 June 2019

The Pocket Hercules as he was dubbed during his racing days had been ill for some time.


Pioneer of racing tours dies aged 81

Pioneer of racing tours dies aged 81

Pioneer of racing tours dies aged 81

11 April 2019

Jean Bucknell, who pioneered the idea of taking visitors round the town’s world famous training grounds, has died


One of the Fen's best loved farmers, Clem Tompsett, dies

One of the Fen's best loved farmers, Clem Tompsett, dies

One of the Fen's best loved farmers, Clem Tompsett, dies

23 March 2019

One of the Fen's best loved farmers, and charity supporters, Clem Tompsett, has died


John Durrant, general manager of Newmarket Open Door, dies aged 64

John Durrant, general manager of Newmarket Open Door, dies aged 64

John Durrant, general manager of Newmarket Open Door, dies aged 64

24 January 2019

John Durrant, general manager of Newmarket homeless charity Open Door has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 64.


War veteran and horseman dies

War veteran and horseman dies

War veteran and horseman dies

09 January 2019

The funeral of Korean War veteran and internationally respected horseman Chris Coldrey will take place at St Margaret’s Church, Chippenham


Tributes to award winning stable lad Chris Hinson, 71

Tributes to award winning stable lad Chris Hinson, 71

Tributes to award winning stable lad Chris Hinson, 71

29 October 2018

Tributes have been paid to a former Stablelad of the Year who has died less than two years after retiring from a 50 year career in racing


Well-known former Newmarket work rider dies at 84

Well-known former Newmarket work rider dies at 84

Well-known former Newmarket work rider dies at 84

25 September 2018

The funeral service of well-known former Newmarket work rider and trainer Jack Banks will be held at the West Suffolk Crematorium


Tribute to the ‘One they can’t take away’

Tribute to the ‘One they can’t take away’

Tribute to the ‘One they can’t take away’

10 August 2018

Known as the Hookey Run, this year’s sponsored cycle ride was the first time without the popular pub regular whose name it bears


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