A report has found the horseracing industry in Newmarket now contributes more than £240 million a year to the local economy.Read the full story ›
Newmarket could soon be renamed 'Royal Newmarket', if councillors in the town get their way.Read the full story ›
Fans were left upset after fights broke out among some in the crowd, despite the event being billed as a 'family event'.Read the full story ›
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
Sailing star Sarah Ayton is training in Newmarket to be a jockey in the hope of competing in a charity race this summer.Read the full story ›
An internet buyer has bought a cardboard Banksy for £10,000 at auction in Suffolk.Read the full story ›
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.
The children of champion jockeys Frankie Dettori and Leighton Aspell will battle it out at a Grand National in Newmarket next month.Read the full story ›
The controversial Hatchfield Farm planning development at Newmarket could be back on course.
The Secretary of State had originally refused the application by Lord Derby to build 400 homes on the site.
But that decision was quashed in the High Court today. It will now go back for the Secretary of State to look at the application again.
Following overnight counts in Essex and Hertfordshire, attention has now turned to other councils across the region.
Staff are just beginning to sift through the votes for Forest Heath Council in West Suffolk which is an area largely controlled by the Conservatives currently.
It will be worth keeping an eye on Haverhill East & Kedington and Exning & Newmarket which were won by UKIP in 2013, but could be under threat this time out from other parties.