Parents angered by decision to scrap free transport to Haverhill school

A decision to scrap free transport to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill for pupils living in some villages has angered parents who now face hefty annual bills just to get their children to school.

PRODIGAL SONS: Ryan Weaver was very pleased to hear he would be playing in the same team as 'good friend' Ross Elkins

Players’ homecomings felt like ‘the right time’

Striker Ryan Weaver has said it ‘just felt like the right time’ to return to Haverhill Borough, after several seasons in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with rivals Rovers.

An abandoned car like this one can lead to a fine and prosecution

Abandoned cars in Haverhill and Clare result in prosecutions

The owners of three abandoned vehicles were ordered to pay a total of £4,700 following successful prosecutions by St Edmundsbury Council.

Year six pupils at Stanley Drapkin Primary School have excelled in their Sats

Steeple Bumpstead school’s Sats fly above the national averages

Twelve months ago, Stanley Drapkin Primary School in Steeple Bumpstead received an overall judgement of ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted inspectors.

SWITCHING SIDES: Stephen Spriggs (left), who is pictured playing against Newmarket Town last season, has now linked up with The Jockeys

THURLOW NUNN: Newmarket swoop for Spriggs

Newmarket Town have secured the services of Stephen Spriggs.

Police praise Kedington community for ‘amazing efforts’

Police praise Kedington community for ‘amazing efforts’

The ‘amazing efforts’ of people in Kedington has been praised by police after their assistance helped track down a missing man.

Students from Stour Valley Community School join countryside expert Neil Catchpole (left) to do some dead hedging at Clare Castle Country Park

Students embrace nature in Clare Castle Country Park study programme

Year 10 students at Stour Valley Community School in Clare have been getting closer to nature through a five month programme of study in Clare Castle Country Park.

The two new Haverhill LifeLink co-ordinators, Elaine Hewes, left, and Charlotte Murphy.

Co-ordinators appointed for new Haverhill health service

The two new coordinators tasked with helping to bring a new health and wellbeing project to Haverhill have spoken of their excitement about the new role.

Graham (right) and Chris Smith

Haverhill Borough goalie cycles 300 miles for charity

Haverhill Borough goalkeeper Graham Smith has completed a 300 mile cycle ride from London to Paris to raise money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

WELCOMED BACK: Ryan Weaver has agreed to return to Borough after a spell away at rival Rovers

THURLOW NUNN: Borough welcome two former players back into the fold

Ryan Weaver and Ross Elkins have been revealed as Haverhill Borough's latest signings - making their first appearance for the club during a pre-season game against Chatteris Town.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - April 28, 2016: A modern electric tram pulls out of the railway connection station in Nottingham City centre, with the famous Lace market district in the background.

Signing petition will strengthen campaign for Haverhill to Cambridge rail service

The campaign group that has led calls for the renewal of the Haverhill to Cambridge railway line want as many people as possible to sign its petition in support of the proposal.

Memory walk at Castle Manor Academy in aid of the Back up Trust

Memory walk held for former Haverhill teacher

A poignant memory walk has taken place at a Haverhill school as staff and students teamed up to raise money for a charity close to the heart of a former teacher.

Haverhill Echo archive photo

Haverhill Echo archive photo

This photo was among a large number in the Echo archive that was simply labelled as ‘not yet filed.’

Bareham crowned senior champion

Bareham crowned senior champion

Eamonn Bareham was the winner of Haverhill Golf Club’s Senior Club Championship on Wednesday last week.

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Police have been cracking down on drink and drug driving

More than 150 drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in Essex and Suffolk

Drink and drug driving crackdowns in Essex and Suffolk has resulted in more than 160 arrests.

Column by Matthew Hancock MP

Support grows for new rail link

You may have seen in the local press recently that there is a push, led by James Palmer, the newly-elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to bring a light railway to Haverhill.

Long Melford Football Club

THURLOW NUNN: Long Melford announce four new additions and retained list

Long Melford’s preparations for their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division 2017/18 kick-off, a week today on July 29, have been boosted by a quartet of new players putting pen to paper — as well as much of last season’s squad re-registering.

MEMORABLE DAY: Harry Wendelken, third from left, took part in a coaching session at the All England Club

Horseheath teen on show at Wimbledon

With the country caught up in Wimbledon fever over the last fortnight, a Horseheath teen got his own moment in the spotlight as he took to the famous grass courts under the watchful eye of Tim Henman.

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The Bob Dylan Story will be at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on July 28

Bob Dylan tribute comes in ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ to The Apex in Bury

The Bob Dylan Story is the new definitive tribute to a song-writing genius and is coming to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on July 28 at 7.30pm.

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'Sally-B' will be at this year's Old Buckenham Airshow

Old Buckenham Airshow aims to be the ‘ultimate family day out’

The award-winning Old Buckenham Airshow is flying in to Old Buckenham Airfield on July 29 and 30.
The former Second World War USAAF base – former home to the 453rd Bombardment Group – is set to pull out all the stops for the ultimate family day out.
The air will be filled with aircraft such as a Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire MH434, a North American P51D Mustang called “The Shark” and the Boeing B-17 called ‘Sally B’ that starred in the 1990 Hollywood blockbuster “Memphis Belle”.
Action in the air will be complemented by activities on the ground for all the family.
A funfair, food village, classic car show and military displays will be on site, too. Show days start at 10am.For information and tickets go to

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