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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.

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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'.

Parents didn't think twice before donating tiny Hope's organs

Hope's parents Emma and Drew Lee with her twin brother Josh. Credit: Good Morning Britain.

The parents of the country's youngest organ donor have told ITV's Good Morning Britain they did not think twice about their decision.

Hope, who was a twin, was just 74 minutes old when she died last week.

Her kidneys were donated to an adult patient while cells from her liver have been frozen to help treat people waiting for transplants.

The tiny girl was born with anencephaly - a rare condition that prevented her skull from developing properly.

Her mother Emma Lee said they did not want her to have died in vain.

CCTV appeal after money stolen from shop

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police.

Police have released CCTV of two men they want to speak to after money was stolen from a shop in Newmarket.

Two men entered a shop in the High Street on Saturday October 31. One man distracted the shop assistant while the other man reached into the till and stole money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number 13025/15.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police

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Appeal to trace missing woman from Newmarket

Dana Creedon. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 23-year-old woman who has gone missing from her Newmarket home.

Dana Creedon was reported missing earlier today, Friday 13 November, and, although she has been missing before there is concern for her well-being.

Police are asking her, anyone who may have seen her or anyone with information about where she is now to get in touch with Suffolk Police by dialling the non-emergency number 101.

Armed robber demands bank staff handover cash

Armed robbery in Newmarket. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police are hunting a man wanted in connection with an armed bank robbery in Newmarket.

They were called at around 2.45pm today, after reports someone had entered a bank on the High Street with a weapon, and demanded money.

He is described as wearing a black balaclava and dark coloured jeans. The raider ran out the rear of the bank into Fred Archer Way.

Officers are currently investigating and a scene is in place.

Any witnesses should call the police non-emergency line 101

Exhibition underway ahead of new racing festival at Newmarket

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival. Credit: ITV Anglia

An exhibition is underway ahead of a new racing festival at Newmarket.

The Rowley Mile will host the inaugural Dubai Champions Festival tomorrow and Saturday. Over £2 million worth of prize money is up for grabs.

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival over the two days. It features a special interactive exhibition on Racing Excellence and the history of the Arab horse.

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"This fabulous festival, spanning across two days, £2 million worth of prize money on offer, and alongside the fantastic racing we've got a whole host of activities for people to come and enjoy. Two fantastic days racing, but also two fantastic days out."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses
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Money stolen by bogus charity collector

Police are appealing for witnesses after money was stolen from a woman’s purse within a café in Newmarket.

The incident happened in High Street around 4.30pm on Friday 2 October.

A 66-year-old woman was sitting in a coffee shop when two women entered the shop. One of the women approached her, appearing to collect money for charity and sat down in front of her asking for donations.

The female victim removed some money from her purse, handing this over to the woman and asked for change in return. The offender then placed a clipboard over the victim’s purse. The victim then noticed that an amount of cash was missing from her purse and challenged the woman, who ran out of the café.

She was chased by members of the public and was seen getting into a blue Audi with foreign number plates.

The woman was described as Asian, had long dark coloured hair, approximately 20-years-old and was wearing a purple and grey striped top and dark coloured trousers.

Anyone with information relating to this crime should contact PC Nicholas Chapman from Mildenhall quoting NE/15/1652 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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