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Wartime codebreaker honoured with enigmatic monument

The perfect way to remember a Second World War codebreaker is with a memorial that has its own hidden secret.

A monument to Bill Tutte has just been unveiled in Newmarket, the Suffolk town in which he grew up.

Like Alan Turing, Bill Tutte helped crack Nazi codes while working at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.

ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson went to see the enigmatic monument


Memorial for Suffolk WWII codebreaker

The memorial will be unveiled today Credit: ITV Anglia

A memorial to the Second World War codebreaker Bill Tutte will be unveiled in Newmarket this morning.

The former Cambridge University student, who was born in Suffolk, is credited with shortening the war by two years through his code-breaking work. The project cost £150,000.

It has six 7ft tall brushed stainless steel panels pierced to represent the punched paper tape used in the transmission of the code.

Plans for homes near Newmarket racecourse called in by Communities Secretary

Plans for homes at Hatchfield Farm have been called in by the Communities Secretary. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Plans to build nearly 400 homes close to Newmarket Racecourse have been called in by the secretary of state.

Lord Derby has spent years trying to get planning permission for a development on his Hatchfield Farm and finally got the latest plans approved by the district council last month despite major opposition.

But now Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has decided the final decision should rest with him.


Newmarket javelin thrower Goldie Sayers named as Team GB captain

Goldie Sayers will captain Team GB. Credit: PA

Newmarket javelin thrower Goldie Sayers says she's honoured to have been named as Team GB captain for next week's European Championships in Zurich.

The former Ely school pupil has struggled with a serious elbow injury since the Olympics two years ago, but made her competitive comeback recently in the Commonwealth Games.

“Having had a fairly nightmarish past 18 months - and not knowing whether I'd ever throw or compete again - getting back into the GB vest alone has been incredible.

To say captaincy is an added bonus, is a massive understatement."

– Goldie Sayers, Team GB

Royal Racing shock: The Queen's Gold Cup winning horse fails a drugs test

Investigations have been continuing today to try and find out why a racehorse owned by the Queen and trained by Sir Michael Stoute in Newmarket tested positive for a banned substance.

In a statement the Queen's racing manager said it's thought Gold Cup winner Estimate failed a drugs test because some of her feed was contaminated.

Four more horses from different yards also failed the test.

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

Newmarket: Queen's racehorse Estimate tests positive for morphine

Queen Elizabeth II pats her horse Estimate after it won the Gold Cup in 2013. Credit: PA

A racehorse owned by the Queen and trained by Newmarket based Sir Michael Stoute has tested positive for a banned substance.

In a statement the Queen's racing advisor says it may have been caused by contaminated feed.

Four more horses from different trainers also tested positive.

Estimate, the racehorse owned by the Queen, helped her to make sporting history as she became the first reigning monarch to win Royal Ascot's Gold Cup.

"On Thursday 17 July the British Horseracing Authority announced that a number of post-race samples, obtained from recent race meetings, had been found to indicate the presence of morphine, which is a prohibited substance on race days. Five horses, under the care of various trainers, were affected.

I can confirm that one of those horses was Estimate, the five-year-old mare trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by the Queen. Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product. Sir Michael is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables."

– John Warren, the Queen's bloodstock and racing adviser

Racegoers at Newmarket help raise cash for Cancer Research

Racegoers at Newmarket racecourse.

Racegoers at Newmarket will be helping to raise cash for the charity Cancer Research UK today.

The Suffolk course is staging a number of events and competitions to raise awareness of the disease and the charities activities.

Simon O'Leary, Head of Volunteer Fundraising at Cancer Research UK, said: "We'd like to thank Newmarket Racecourses for its support in helping us to raise awareness of men's cancers.

"All funds raised will go towards the charity's life-saving research, helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."

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