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Duchess of Cornwall to unveil new statue in Newmarket

The Duchess of Cornwall is unveiling a new statue. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Newmarket racecourse later.

She will be unveiling a statue of King Charles II, who spearheaded the development of the town, at the Rowley Mile.

She will also be meeting with students at Newmarket Academy who are involved in a literary scheme aimed at encouraging reading.

She will then watch the dress rehearsals for the upcoming school production, 'Honk.'

Pensioner injured in Newmarket mugging

Police in Suffolk have arrested a woman after a pensioner was mugged in Newmarket

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested following the attempted robbery of an elderly woman in Newmarket.

The incident took place at around 7.10pm yesterday evening, (Wednesday), in Exeter Road.

The 77-year-old victim was walking along the road when she was grabbed by another woman and knocked to the floor, near to the junction with Rayes Lane.

The suspect then tried to steal the victim’s bag before passers-by intervened.

The pensioner suffered some minor cuts and bruising and was taken to hospital for treatment.


Cyclist dies after collision with lorry in Newmarket

The crash happened on the outskirts of Newmarket. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A cyclist has died after a road crash on the outskirts of Newmarket last week.

The 25-year-old collided with a DAF lorry on the A142 at Fordham Road on 26 January.

He suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he died.

Cyclist seriously hurt after collision in Suffolk

The crash happened north of Newmarket. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious collision in Newmarket.

It follows a collision between a lorry and cyclist on the A142 Fordham Road.

The cyclist has suffered a serious head injury and been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The A142 is closed to the north of the Newmarket, between Windmill Hill and the junction with Snailwell Road and Landwade Road, known locally as ‘Turners roundabout’.

There are delays back to the A14 and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Crowbar-wielding robbers target bookmakers in Suffolk

The robbery happened at a bookmakers on All Saints Road in Newmarket. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two robbers - one brandishing a crowbar - burst into a bookmakers in Suffolk and demanded keys to the slot machines.

A worker was pushed to the floor during the theft at All Saints Road in Newmarket on Wednesday, January 11, at about 6.30pm.

After emptying coins from the slot machines, the men then demanded the safe was opened although it is not clear if anything was taken.

Both robbers had their faces covered, one with a balaclava and one with what is thought to have been a ski mask. Police are appealing for witnesses.

What happens to Fenland celery and Newmarket sausages after Brexit?

What happens to the protection on the name of Newmarket sausages after Brexit? Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a call for steps to be taken to ensure regional specialities like Fenland celery and Newmarket sausages to remainl protected after Britain leaves the European Union.

At the moment more than seventy products are covered by EU rules but it's not yet clear what will happen to that protection after Brexit.

Food industry representatives say resources need to be made available now to ensure there's a scheme ready to replace the EU system when necessary

Click below to watch a report by ITV News reporter Kevin Ashford


Paralysed Newmarket jockey Tylicki out of hospital

Freddy Tylicki. Credit: PA

The Newmarket jockey who was left paralysed from the waist down following a fall has been released from hospital.

Freddy Tylicki sustained serious spinal injuries following a fall at Kempton back in October and was in intensive care until the middle of last month.

However, he has now been deemed well enough to leave hospital and continue his rehabilitation at a spinal centre in Middlesex over Christmas.

Taking to Twitter today, Tylicki said that he had been waiting for this day for a "long time".

Paralysed jockey Tylicki out of intensive care

Freddie Tylicki Credit: PA

The Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki is no longer in intensive care.

The 30-year-old was airlifted to St George's hospital in London after a fall during a race at Kempton on October 31. He's now been moved to a spinal ward.

The Injured Jockeys Fund put this message on Facebook:

The Injured Jockeys Fund put this message on Facebook

Last night Tylicki posted a message on Twitter saying: 'Struggling and fighting! Thank you every single one of you for all the support! Here is to a long road in front of me! Much love everyone.'

Paralysed jockey Tylicki talks of 'long road in front of me'

Freddy Tylicki has been left paralysed from the waist down. Credit: PA

The Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki has taken to social media for the first time since he was left paralysed from the waist down following a fall last month.

Tyicki was involved in a four-horse pile-up at Kempton and is still in intensive care.

Last night he posted a message on Twitter thanking the racing community for their support - his first public communication since the incident.

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