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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.

Successful town cricket club has to wait on council decision which could decide its future

19 September 2021
Successful town cricket club has to wait on council decision which could decide its future

Successful town cricket club has to wait on council decision which could decide its future

19 September 2021

A decision over the continued use of a sports pavilion by a newly-promoted cricket club has been delayed until the end of the month.


Racing set for the off at town’s big weekend

17 September 2021
Racing set for the off at town’s big weekend

Racing set for the off at town’s big weekend

17 September 2021

Racing yards, and a host of other equine attractions, are getting ready to welcome visitors back for the popular Henry Cecil open weekend.


Grieving family calls for better support after double tragedy

16 September 2021
Grieving family calls for better support after double tragedy

Grieving family calls for better support after double tragedy

16 September 2021

A family has called for greater support after suffering a double tragedy.


Food festival is set to serve up a special treat

10 September 2021
Food festival is set to serve up a special treat

Food festival is set to serve up a special treat

10 September 2021

Thousands expected to attend eagerly anticipated return of food and drink festival.


Town's High Street could be home to new cinema

10 September 2021
Town's High Street could be home to new cinema

Town's High Street could be home to new cinema

10 September 2021

A historic building in the centre of one Suffolk town is being looked at as a potential site for a long awaited new cinema.


In the saddle for charity Heath Ride

09 September 2021
In the saddle for charity Heath Ride

In the saddle for charity Heath Ride

09 September 2021

More than 180 riders have taken part in an annual Heath Ride for charity.


Pensioner jailed for rape of girl

08 September 2021
Pensioner jailed for rape of girl

Pensioner jailed for rape of girl

08 September 2021

A pensioner has been jailed for the rape of a vulnerable teenage girl.


Firefighter remembers the day he caught £10million Derby winner Shergar

05 September 2021
Firefighter remembers the day he caught £10million Derby winner Shergar

Firefighter remembers the day he caught £10million Derby winner Shergar

05 September 2021

A retired firefighter has recalled the day he caught Derby winner, Shergar, after the colt got loose and ran on to a country road 40 years ago.


New station on track to open in December

04 September 2021
New station on track to open in December

New station on track to open in December

04 September 2021

Trains using the Ipswich to Peterborough line could be stopping at a new station from December.


New stop on Suffolk to Cambridgeshire train line

04 September 2021
New stop on Suffolk to Cambridgeshire train line

New stop on Suffolk to Cambridgeshire train line

04 September 2021

Trains travelling from Suffolk to Cambridgeshire could be making a new stop at a town from December for the first time in more than half a century.


Contents of former home of Suffolk racehorse owner and philanthropist set to be sold at auction

02 September 2021
Contents of former home of Suffolk racehorse owner and philanthropist set to be sold at auction

Contents of former home of Suffolk racehorse owner and philanthropist set to be sold at auction

02 September 2021

The contents of Exning's Landwade Hall, the former home of philanthropist Simon Gibson, who died earlier this year, are to be sold at auction.


Blow to bid to keep rail crossing open as Network Rail objects to planner inspector's decision

28 August 2021
Blow to bid to keep rail crossing open as Network Rail objects to planner inspector's decision

Blow to bid to keep rail crossing open as Network Rail objects to planner inspector's decision

28 August 2021

Campaigners and councillors fighting to keep a railway foot crossing open are facing another challenge from the rail company which wants it closed.


Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

26 August 2021
Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

Plans for new 32-bed unit and operating theatres at town's community hospital

26 August 2021

Operating theatres are being planned at a much-loved Suffolk hospital 30 years after it was downgraded by health chiefs.


Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

26 August 2021
Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

Operations could restart at hospital 30 years after site was downgraded

26 August 2021

Operating theatres could be re-opened at a Suffolk hospital – 30 years after health chiefs made the decision to downgrade it.


Another top rating for British Racing School

11 August 2021
Another top rating for British Racing School

Another top rating for British Racing School

11 August 2021

A British Racing School has been awarded an 'excellent' rating after government inspectors said the facility exceeded expectations.


Town rolls out the red carpet for its community heroes

06 August 2021
Town rolls out the red carpet for its community heroes

Town rolls out the red carpet for its community heroes

06 August 2021

The Queen sent good wishes to the carers, fundraisers, and volunteers, recognised at a Suufolk town's inaugural community awards presentation.


Inside the intimate at-home wedding reception of top jockey William Buick

05 August 2021
Inside the intimate at-home wedding reception of top jockey William Buick

Inside the intimate at-home wedding reception of top jockey William Buick

05 August 2021

At the end of a week which saw him crowned leading jockey at the Glorious Goodwood meeting, William Buick married his long-time partner Jane Duncan.


Handcuffed duo on course to make London Marathon history

30 July 2021
Handcuffed duo on course to make London Marathon history

Handcuffed duo on course to make London Marathon history

30 July 2021

A Suffolk woman and her running partner are aiming to set a Guinness world record for the fastest marathon while handcuffed together.


'He has neglected the best interests of his constituents': Council records vote of no confidence in Matt Hancock

28 July 2021
'He has neglected the best interests of his constituents': Council records vote of no confidence in Matt Hancock

'He has neglected the best interests of his constituents': Council records vote of no confidence in Matt Hancock

28 July 2021

A council has recorded a vote of no confidence in MP Matt Hancock after he was caught kissing his advisor and breaching coronavirus restrictions.


Residents of Suffolk's 'forgotten estate' in 'constant battle' with council over maintenance works

26 July 2021
Residents of Suffolk's 'forgotten estate' in 'constant battle' with council over maintenance works

Residents of Suffolk's 'forgotten estate' in 'constant battle' with council over maintenance works

26 July 2021

A council has come under fire from residents of Suffolk's 'forgotten estate' for not cutting grass or dealing with weeds.