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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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A USAF  F-15C Eagle takes off from RAF Lakenheath
Picture USAF/SSgt Emerson Nunez

Lakenheath F-15 in ‘wrong turn’ near miss with helicopter

A USAF fighter from RAF Lakenheath had a near miss with an RAF helicopter after making a wrong turn.

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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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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.

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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.

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Wide load on A14 through Suffolk in tomorrow’s rush hour

Suffolk Police have warned of possible delays in the A14 in tomorrow’s rush hour as they escort a 76 tonne abnormal load through the county to Felixstowe Docks.

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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.

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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.

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Man arrested after crash chaos at Churchill Court in Newmarket

A man aged in his 20s has been arrested after a collision involving a van and a number of vehicles parked at flats in Newmarket.

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Weatherby Crossing, Newmarket rail protest

No reprieve for Newmarket rail crossing

Despite hundreds of objections from users, Network Rail has confirmed its intention to close Newmarket’s much used foot crossing.

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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Map showing the approximate locations of the crossings Network Rail plans to close
Background picture: Google Earth

Plans to close 24 Suffolk level crossings

Network Rail has applied for a legal order to close 24 level crossings in Suffolk as part of a plan to make railways safer.

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Fiveways roundabout, Barton Mills, will get �400,000 for traffic lights

Government sets aside £400,000 for traffic lights at Barton Mills’ A11 roundabout

Traffic lights at Barton Mills roundabout on the A11 are part of a £110 million congestion beating budget announced today across the UK. A further £110 million has been promised for ‘a later date’.

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James Cartlidge MP at Sudbury station

Meeting about new rail depot including wheel lathe which should ‘boost local area’

Members of the public are invited to a meeting to find out more about Greater Anglia’s plans for a new rail maintenance depot on the Suffolk/Essex border.

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