Inquiry opens into Network Rail plan to close Newmarket's Weatherby crossing

A plan to close a railway foot crossing in Newmarket would ‘cut the town in half’ an inquiry has been told by residents.

Birdcage Walk, near the Royal statue in Newmarket, has been closed since Monday.

New kerbs installed near Newmarket's Royal statue

Work has begun to improve a Newmarket road close to the recently installed statute of the Queen, following complaints by town councillors.

Network Rail want to close the Weatherby pedestrian crossing, meaning walkers will have to travel twice the distance.

Weatherby foot crossing inquiry to be held in Newmarket

The inquiry which will determine whether the much-used Weatherby foot crossing over Newmarket’s railway will stay open will now be held in the town.

Cllr Richard Hobbs, Mayor of Ely, officially opens the branch with manager Sally Picking, staff members, and customer the Rev Richard Shipp

Refurbished Ely bank branch gets new look

Santander UK has officially opened its newly designed and refurbished branch in Ely.

Thing-me-bobs is owned by the same company as QD and will close on January 26

Newmarket's Thing-Ma-Bobs to merge with High Street's QD store

Two Newmarket discount shops are to merge later this month.

Council offers support to Carillion subcontractors

Councils offer help to companies hit by Carillion collapse

Subcontractors and suppliers to the collapsed Carillion construction and services company are being offered support by the West Suffolk councils.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling, with Soham and Ely's MP Lucy Frazer, Cllr Charles Roberts, Cllr, John Clark, and Cllr Steve Count.

Transport secretary signals support for Ely track upgrades

The transport secretary visited Ely railway station today to discuss track upgrades which could see an increase in rail capacity across East Anglia.
Suffolk County Council will keep 100 per cent of the county's business rates in 2018/19

Suffolk to pilot scheme for councils to keep business rates

Suffolk will be one of 10 pilot areas to test local authorities keeping all of the business rates gathered.

Fiveways Roundabout on the A11 at Barton Mills

West Suffolk MP meets roads minister on danger routes

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock and South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer have secured a meeting with Roads Minster to discuss dangerous roads in their constituencies.

A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

Staff at Heath Court Hotel, Newmarket enjoyed a day at the races in recognition of their long service achievements. Pictured are Robert Nobbs, Sarah Voss, Cheryl Dawson, Gaynor Wake, Margaret Beaton, Jill Davey, Jayne Dawe andf Emma Cooke

Newmarket’s Heath Court Hotel staff enjoy a day at the races to celebrate their long service

Long-serving staff at the Heath Court Hotel in Newmarket enjoyed a day at the races in recognition of their loyalty.

Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East, is encouraging business people to get the recognition they deserve

Last chance to enter Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017

You have only six days left to make your nominations for the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017

Computer generated image of proposed Aldi store in Exning Road, Newmarket

Aldi submits planning application for Exning Road store

Supermarket chain Aldi has submitted plans for the new store it wants to open in Newmarket’s Exning Road.

The winners of the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2016 on stage after receiving their awards

Get your awards nominations in

Over the past 10 weeks we have covered each of the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017 categories and now it is time for your to do your bit.

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

Mildenhall's disappearing zebra crossing in Queensway

The case of Mildenhall’s disappearing zebra

Installing a pedestrian crossing in Mildenhall proved not to be a black and white issue.

Newmarket Journal June 2013

Barclays to close its Burwell branch

Barclays has announced it is to close its Burwell branch in November.

Chris Nix, Easton and Otley College s director of estates, hands the 2016 award to Aponics Jason Hawkins-Row

Award for companies helping to create a greener Suffolk

Suffolk has a long stated aim to be ‘the greenest county’ and its businesses seem to share that ambition.

Representatives of the organisations behind the West Suffolk Business Festival and  Awards 2017

An award to mark a lifetime of achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award is another new accolade in the Bury Free Press Business Awards this year.

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