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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.

High winds are likely to disrupt travel

UPDATED: Met Office warns of high winds in East Anglia

The Met Office has today updated its warning of high winds across East Anglia tonight.

Police respond to the A14 crash this morning

Commuters delayed as diesel tanker crashes off A14 outside Newmarket

A diesel tanker crashed off the A14 this morning, spilling thousands of litres of fuel just outside Newmarket.
A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

Residents have launched a petition against the plans

Highways warn on garages for homes proposal

A group of residents fighting plans to knock down garages for housing have received a boost after the highways authority objected to the proposals.

Jumping for joy ... coach Iysha Axon-Coates celebrates at The Racing Centre

Newmarket gym club simply bouncing after moving into new premises

Less than six months after the future of Newmarket Gym Club hung in the balance – after it had been told it had to quit its base at the town’s former Scaltback Middle School – its 170 members have been celebrating in their new headquarters.

Warren Hill will be the setting for 2km or 5km courses

Get your running shoes on Newmarket: New fitness scheme ready for the off

The Great Run Local, a popular running initiative aimed at improving community fitness is under starters’ orders in Newmarket.

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Forum set up for landlords in Newmarket and Mildenhall

A new forum for private landlords in the Newmarket and Mildenhall areas is set to have its first meeting at the end of this month.

Nick Knowles with the Dobbin's late last year

DIY:SOS showing transformation of Simon Dobbin's house to air at end of year

The DIY SOS programme featuring the renovation of the Mildenhall home of Simon Dobbin is not likely to air until the end of this year, the BBC have confirmed.

HAPPY EVER AFTER: Snow White (Rori Saxy) with the Prince (Vicky Ward)  and the dwarfs

Snow White arrives at Newmarket Kings Theatre

Classic fairy-tale Snow White is to cast a spell over Newmarket as Nomads are taking to the Kings Theatre stage tomorrow in their annual pantomime.

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.
Discover Newmarket is to get 5000 a year for the next three.

Newmarket tourism initiative backed by town council

Newmarket Town councillors have agreed to back the town’s tourism initiative to the tune of £5,000 a year for the next three years.

Councillors approve multi-million pound visitor centre and arboretum in Soham

Councillors approve multi-million pound visitor centre and arboretum in Soham

A multi-million pound visitor centre and arboretum project at Soham’s Barcham Trees creating 40 new jobs, has been given the go-ahead by planners, despite concerns about road safety.

The 52-house development off Soham Road was rejected by councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council

52-house Fordham development rejected by council

A 52-house development in Fordham has been rejected by planners, with one councillor highlighting his concern at the number of homes already given planning permission in the village that haven’t yet been started.

Flooded: The road became impassable for small cars and pedestrians at its worst.

Floodwater ‘inches from front door’ of Ousden woman

An Ousden woman said she was at the end of her tether with the county council as heavy rain left flood water inches from her front door.

The councils goal would be to develop the cinema site and then rent  it to a commercial operator.

Newmarket cinema feasibility study looked at in detail by district council

The report commissioned by Forest Heath District Council into the feasibility of having a cinema in Newmarket has been completed and is now being looked at in detail by the authority.

Crime news

Driver of stolen van admits driving offences after A11 police chase

A 28-year-old man has admitted dangerous and drink-driving following a police pursuit on the A11 on Saturday.

The damage done by ramraiders at Fordham's Co-op

Fordham's Carter Street Co-op latest target by ramraiders

Fordham's Co-op has become the latest to be targeted by ramraiders.
Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

A picture of the damaged police car on the A11 tweeted by Norfolk and Suffolk roads police

‘Tired’ motorist drives off after colliding with police car at A11 accident

A driver who collided with a lit-up police car at an accident and drove off told officers who stopped him later that he had been tired and panicked.

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