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Former Newmarket jockey Fallon calls time on his career

Kieren Fallon has retired from racing. Credit: PA

Former Newmarket jockey Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from Horse Racing at the age of 51.

The six-time champion jockey worked for legendary trainer Henry Cecil while he was based in Suffolk.

He went on to rack up 16 British Classic winners, including the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on five occasions.

He was famously cleared of race fixing in 2007.

His current trainer Michael O'Callaghan announced the news that Fallon was calling it a day this morning, claiming that a fall on the gallops last week was key to his decision to quit.

The Big Bang Eastern science fair begins

The Big Bang Eastern Science Fair begins today in Newmarket, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A huge event is taking place in Newmarket, Suffolk today (30 June) to get more young people to pursue a career in science.

The Big Bang Fair Eastern will give hundreds of secondary school students lectures and hands on workshops to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.


PM praises 'extraordinary courage' shown by parents of UK's youngest organ donor

Baby Hope died barely an hour after she was born.

The parents of the UK's youngest organ donor say they were overwhelmed to receive a letter from the Prime Minister praising their "extraordinary courage".

Emma and Drew Lee from Newmarket donated baby Hope's kidneys just hours after she died at 74-minutes-old last year. Her twin survived.

They have since campaigned to implement an 'opt out donor policy' in England and Wales which means people will automatically be organ donors unless they object.

'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.
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