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'Uptown Funk' star Mark Ronson to play Newmarket

Mark Ronson. Credit: PA

Chart-topping producer Mark Ronson has announced he will be playing at Newmarket Racecourse this summer.

The 'Uptown Funk' star will be bringing his acclaimed set to Suffolk on Friday August 5 to complete this year's Newmarket Nights line-up.

Busted and Jess Glynne are among the other acts who will be performing at the racecourse in July and August.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Mark Ronson to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time.

This really is the cherry on the top of what is set to be a fantastic summer on the Adnams July Course, adding further to the celebrations around the 350th anniversary in Newmarket this year.

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses

Tickets go on sale at 8am on Friday (May 20) while pre-sale will be available on Wednesday (18 May).


Jess Glynne to donate part of Newmarket fee to charity

Jess Glynne. Credit: PA

Grammy award winner Jess Glynne has announced she's donating part of her fee for appearing at Newmarket his summer to a racehorse charity. The concert at the racecourse in August is already sold out - and the singer says she'll be donating the money to 'Retraining of Racehorses'.

It's the official equine charity responsible for safeguarding the welfare of former racehorses.

Racegoers asked for favourite memories of Newmarket

Newmarket marks its 350th anniversary Credit: PA

Newmarket is celebrating its 350th anniversary and the home of Horseracing is asking people to share their most treasured moments online.

All the content collected will be given to the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art to use in years to come.

The memories will be collated on a special interactive timeline,

Boy takes life-changing steps after surgery in America

Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke learning to walk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A young boy from Newmarket is starting to walk by himself after life changing surgery in America.

Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke was diagnised with Cerebral Palsy when he was 15 months old.

His family say he is making great progress after his operation and now want raise awareness to help others with the condition.

Robber jailed for two armed robberies in Suffolk

Joseph Walker. Credit: Suffolk Police.

A robber who threatened staff with a six-inch knife at a travel agent's in Newmarket - five days after pointing a gun at cashiers in one of the town's banks - has been jailed for 11 years.

Joseph Walker, 52, of Marys Square, pleaded guilty to both robberies which took place in November last year, as well as possessing an imitation firearm and having a knife in a public place.

He was caught after workers at the travel agency at The Guineas Shopping Centre locked him in the foreign currency booth.

Walker later escaped after forcing police to withdraw by telling them he had a gun. But officers praised the staff for their actions which succeeded in slowing down the robber.

"I would like to comment the bravery of all those who were threatened by Walker and in particular the quick actions of the staff at the travel agency for locking him in the foreign currency booth, thereby hindering his ability to make an easy getaway."

– Det Ch Insp Barry Byford, Suffolk Police.


Research could help stamp out genetic diseases in pedigree dogs

New research is being carried out in Newmarket that could help stamp out genetic diseases in pedigree dogs.

The Animal Health Trust charity is mapping DNA of 50 different breeds that will help to devise more efficient tests to spot carriers of inherited conditions.

It means breeders will be able to breed healthier dogs in the future.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer.

Will Young announces summer gig in Suffolk

It has been announced that Will Young will play a gig in Suffolk this summer.

Singer Will Young Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/PA Images

The one-time Pop Idol winner joins a line up of The Corrs, Little Mix and Tears for Fears for the Newmarket Nights season in June. This year the event also marks the start of celebrations for Newmarket Racecourses' 350th anniversary as the 'Home of Racing'.

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