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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.

Controversial Newmarket development could be back in play

Plans for the development have attracted protests Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

Forest Heath Council count about to get underway

Staff at the Forest Heath Council count. Credit: Forest Heath Council

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.


Retiring felt like 'the natural decision to make' Goldie Sayers on her next challenge

Goldie Sayers been given a job with Team GB after retiring from athletics Credit: Team GB

Newmarket javelin thrower Goldie Sayers told ITV News Anglia that retiring felt the 'natural decision to make' as she approached the end of last season.

She's spoken of two defining moments in her career, breaking the British record at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where she narrowly missing out on a medal by 38cm. Then breaking the British record in 2012 a couple of weeks before the London Olympics.

She will now take on the new role of deputy "Chef de Mission", or Manager, for Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

Goldie, who's 34, is still the British record holder for the javelin and competed in three Olympic Games.

Goldie spoke to ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey, watch the full interview below.

Texas complete 2017 Newmarket Nights line-up

Texas, fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, will take to the stage on July 28. Credit: PA

Scottish band Texas have been revealed as the final act for this year's Newmarket Nights.

The rock group have have sold 35 million records over a 30-year career, as well as 13 top ten singles and 3 number one albums.

They'll play at the Racecourse on Friday 28 July and tickets go on general sale on Thursday 4 May.

Other acts already announced include Little Mix and Olly Murs.

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