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Alison Hayes has spent more than 40 years in journalism - and worked on the Newmarket Journal for all that time. She will help the Journal to mark its 150th year in 2022.

‘This challenge is my way of saying thank you’: Fund-raisers take on cross-channel cycle for charity

16 June 2024
‘This challenge is my way of saying thank you’: Fund-raisers take on cross-channel cycle for charity

‘This challenge is my way of saying thank you’: Fund-raisers take on cross-channel cycle for charity

16 June 2024

A pair of friends are taking on a long-distance cross-channel cycling challenge to raise funds for an air ambulance charity.


Ruling could pave the way for hundreds of new homes at former charity HQ

13 June 2024
Ruling could pave the way for hundreds of new homes at former charity HQ

Ruling could pave the way for hundreds of new homes at former charity HQ

13 June 2024

A planning inspector appears to have opened the door for hundreds of homes to be built at the former headquarters of a Suffolk veterinary specialist.


‘She cared for every living thing’: Funeral date set for one of the original members of a town council

09 June 2024
‘She cared for every living thing’: Funeral date set for one of the original members of a town council

‘She cared for every living thing’: Funeral date set for one of the original members of a town council

09 June 2024

The funeral of a former Suffolk town councillor will be held later this month.


Family remembers through memoir the part their father and grandfather played in D-Day

06 June 2024
Family remembers through memoir the part their father and grandfather played in D-Day

Family remembers through memoir the part their father and grandfather played in D-Day

06 June 2024

“We were right in the din of battle bullets flying, guns blazing and shells bursting all around.”


This is when construction of 400 homes in controversial development will start

06 June 2024
This is when construction of 400 homes in controversial development will start

This is when construction of 400 homes in controversial development will start

06 June 2024

The firm behind a controversial 400-home development in a Suffolk town has revealed more details about its building timescale.


The academy where ponies are helping to change pupils’ lives

02 June 2024
The academy where ponies are helping to change pupils’ lives

The academy where ponies are helping to change pupils’ lives

02 June 2024

Schoolboy Finley Lawson is in no doubt as to how much the Newmarket Pony Academy has changed his life.


Decision day looms for former middle school site

01 June 2024
Decision day looms for former middle school site

Decision day looms for former middle school site

01 June 2024

Councillors are set to decide the future of a former Suffolk middle school site.


‘She was always very caring’: Memorial afternoon tea to be held for well-known town resident

30 May 2024
‘She was always very caring’: Memorial afternoon tea to be held for well-known town resident

‘She was always very caring’: Memorial afternoon tea to be held for well-known town resident

30 May 2024

A memorial afternoon tea will be held today in a Suffolk town to remember a popular resident.


‘The ultimate relay challenge’: Cycle fund-raiser set to be a winner for racing charity

25 May 2024
‘The ultimate relay challenge’: Cycle fund-raiser set to be a winner for racing charity

‘The ultimate relay challenge’: Cycle fund-raiser set to be a winner for racing charity

25 May 2024

A charity cycle event is heading to Suffolk town this summer, with local riders invited to join in.


Royal stamp of approval for town’s horseracing museum

24 May 2024
Royal stamp of approval for town’s horseracing museum

Royal stamp of approval for town’s horseracing museum

24 May 2024

A Suffolk town’s historical Royal heritage has been underlined with announcements of Royal patronages for local organisations.


Angry Ant Gary back in the saddle after heart scare

18 May 2024
Angry Ant Gary back in the saddle after heart scare

Angry Ant Gary back in the saddle after heart scare

18 May 2024

Newmarket-based former champion apprentice jockey Gary Bardwell is back in the saddle in a new role after recovering from a heart scare.


Work begins on £755k sewer project to serve new village

17 May 2024
Work begins on £755k sewer project to serve new village

Work begins on £755k sewer project to serve new village

17 May 2024

Anglian Water has started work on a project to install two kilometres of sewer pipes to serve new homes being built just outside a town.


‘Dad spent 12 hours on his own, in pain, dying’: Hospital failed to ‘deliver basic care’ to patient

16 May 2024
‘Dad spent 12 hours on his own, in pain, dying’: Hospital failed to ‘deliver basic care’ to patient

‘Dad spent 12 hours on his own, in pain, dying’: Hospital failed to ‘deliver basic care’ to patient

16 May 2024

A Suffolk coroner has criticised a hospital for failing to provide basic care to a former teacher who subsequently died of heart failure.


Training academy opens to find staff for new NHS diagnostic unit

09 May 2024
Training academy opens to find staff for new NHS diagnostic unit

Training academy opens to find staff for new NHS diagnostic unit

09 May 2024

A training academy, which could provide staff for a new diagnostics unit set to open in a Suffolk town later this year, is now taking applications.


‘We understand the public's frustration’: 50 million litres of water pumped off flooded A14

03 May 2024
‘We understand the public's frustration’: 50 million litres of water pumped off flooded A14

‘We understand the public's frustration’: 50 million litres of water pumped off flooded A14

03 May 2024

Highways engineers have had to pump more than 50 million litres of water from the A14 which has been plagued by flooding since February.


Everybody get up - 90s boy band Five to feature at inaugural music festival

27 April 2024
Everybody get up - 90s boy band Five to feature at inaugural music festival

Everybody get up - 90s boy band Five to feature at inaugural music festival

27 April 2024

Multi-platinum selling 90s boy band Five set to headline music festival this summer.


Former headteacher cleared of professional misconduct

25 April 2024
Former headteacher cleared of professional misconduct

Former headteacher cleared of professional misconduct

25 April 2024

A former Suffolk school headteacher has been cleared of unprofessional conduct after she admitted drinking wine while children were on the premises.


Building firm boss denies fraud charges relating to town flats

24 April 2024
Building firm boss denies fraud charges relating to town flats

Building firm boss denies fraud charges relating to town flats

24 April 2024

A building company director has pleaded not guilty to building certificate fraud charges.


Suffolk church becomes animal-friendly to welcome all creatures great and small

23 April 2024
Suffolk church becomes animal-friendly to welcome all creatures great and small

Suffolk church becomes animal-friendly to welcome all creatures great and small

23 April 2024

A Suffolk church is now officially an animal-friendly church having recently received an award.

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‘A living nightmare’: Man, 32, terrified victims with abusive texts and offensive Facebook messages

19 April 2024
‘A living nightmare’: Man, 32, terrified victims with abusive texts and offensive Facebook messages

‘A living nightmare’: Man, 32, terrified victims with abusive texts and offensive Facebook messages

19 April 2024

A man terrorised his victims, with months of abusive emails, graphic and grossly offensive text messages and Facebook posts, a court has heard.