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Forget driverless cars - how about some jockey-less horses?

Could this be coming to a yard in Newmarket soon?

It's the latest innovation in horse racing and it has been filmed by our colleagues in Meridian.

The multi-million pound system has been years in the planning, with permission first granted back in 2014 for the horse training monorail.

The machine's inventor says it does away with the need for jockeys to train the horses and helps reduce the number of young horses being injured by riders making mistakes, and will help strengthen the thoroughbreds' muscles and bones.

Check out the latest news from ITV Racing.


Appeal for dashcam footage following serious assault

The assault took place at approximately 8.30pm on Friday 2 June in The Severals Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for dashcam footage after a man in his 30s was attacked in Newmarket.

It happened at The Severals Park on June 2. The victim suffered a fractured skull and arm and was treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Two men who were arrested on suspicion of assault have been released under investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the following three areas between 8pm and 8.30pm to get in touch:

  • The Severals (the green area bordered by Bury Road and Fordham Road)
  • The Funfair on the Severals (this had been set up for the Newmarket Funday that took place the following day)
  • The BP petrol station on Bury Road


Cardboard Banksy to sell for 'thousands'

The placard was designed before Banksy became famous. Credit: Rowley's

A cardboard anti-war placard designed by the graffiti artist Banksy will be auctioned by Rowley’s in Newmarket Wednesday 31 May.

The spray painted cardboard was designed by the graffiti artist for the 2003 anti-Iraq War protest in London.

Although Banksy produced several versions of this design for the march few survived, either discarded in the street at the end of the protest or confiscated and removed by the Metropolitan police. This placard was originally acquired directly from one of the protesters who had kept it in his flat in London for 13 years until it was sold to the current owner last year.

Rowley's have given the placard an estimate of £10 - 15,000.

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