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Eighties pop group Culture Club to play Newmarket Nights

1980s greats Culture Club to play at Newmarket Nights on 21st July Credit: Newmarket Nights

One of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s will be playing at Newmarket in the summer.

Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records and have had seven top ten hits in the UK charts.

They'll be playing at Newmarket Nights on the 21st of July.

'"We are very pleased to confirm Culture Club as our next Newmarket Nights act for 2017 and look forward to welcoming them to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time this July. During the height of summer on the beautiful Adnams July Course, I have no doubt we will be in store for a brilliant performance whereby racegoers will be treated to an extensive set including some of their most popular chart topping hits following racing."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses

There's still one more artist to be announced for the 2017 lineup.

So far big names such as Little Mix, Olly Murs and Jess Glynne are already confirmed.

Tickets for Culture Club go on sale on Wednesday 12th April at 8am.

Jockey Allan Mackay in intensive care after fall on Newmarket gallops

The extent of Mr Mackay's injuries is not yet known Credit: PA/EMPICS Sport

Former jockey Allan Mackay is in intensive care following a fall on the gallops at Newmarket on Saturday.

Mackay, who is father to former jockey Jamie and current rider Nicky, retired from the saddle in 2006 after 30 years.

He was last seen on the racecourse when he rode File And Paint in the 2012 Leger Legends race at Doncaster.

The 'Injured Jockeys Fund' have released the following statement: "Former jockey Allan Mackay suffered a fall on the Newmarket gallops on Saturday morning and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is in intensive care and currently under sedation."

"The extent of his injuries is not yet known and there is unlikely to be a further update until later this week."

Man arrested over rape of teenager released on bail

A teenager has reported being raped in Newmarket. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An 18-year-old man has been released on bail after being arrested for an alleged rape of a teenager in Newmarket.

It happened in the early hours of 26 March at Fred Archer Way between Wellington Street and Exeter Road - known locally as the Yellow Brick Road.

Police were contacted after a girl in her late teens reported that she been walking in the area, when she was approached by a man who then raped her.

Officers believe the pair knew each other. They say enquiries are ongoing.

The man is due to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on 27 June.

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.

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