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Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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Police recommend using a hitch lock (red device)  to help secure caravans

Police warning after series of Suffolk caravan thefts

Suffolk Police are issuing security advice to caravan owners following a number of caravan thefts in the county.

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Vigilantes’ intervention leads to prison term for Haverhill man

Vigilantes’ intervention leads to prison term for Haverhill man

A Haverhill man has been jailed after being trapped by a vigilante group set up to catch child sex offenders.

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Wes Ruthven and Millie Fisher, two of the students at the Samuel Ward Academy centre of excellence for financial education

Haverhill school aiming for financial excellence

Number-crunching students at Samuel Ward Academy are helping to set up a centre of excellence in financial education.

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The location for the proposed development on the edge of Steeple Bumpstead. Contributed photo.

Steeple Bumpstead group boosts its campaign funds

Hands off Steeple Bumpstead (HOSB)has organised a successful event to rally the strong support the campaign enjoys in the village and to raise funds.

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Samuel Ward Academy's orchestra in concert

Haverhill students show off their orchestral talents

The youngest students at Samuel Ward Academy have showcased their musical talents at a special afternoon tea.

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Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds launches a new look as accountancy firm expands

Chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers Jacobs Allen have rebranded as the Bury St Edmunds business grows.

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BP Portrait Awards 2017 first prize winner Benjamin Sullivan, wife Ginny and their daughter Edith during the BP Portrait Awards 2017 Ceremony at the National Portrait Galler. Picture by Jorge Herrera.

Intimate painting wins Haverhill artist the BP Portrait award

A desire to celebrate on canvass the ‘incredible’ bond between mother and baby has resulted in a Haverhill artist winning the most prestigious prize available to a portraitist.

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SETTING OFF: The Steeple Bumpstead 10k run sets off from Steeple Bumpstead Village Hall

Event welcomes record numbers in third year

The Steeple Chasers held their third running event in Steeple Bumpstead, with a record 360-odd entrants taking part in two races.

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All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

Sixty pupils at Westfield Primary Academy in Haverhill were treated to a lesson from eyesight experts to raise awareness of the importance of eye health.

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From left; Cllr Alaric Pugh, Cllr Paul Bishop. James Cartlidge MP, Susan Moore and Cllr Mary Evans at the launch of Visit Clare. Photo by Paul Sargeant.

New tourism project aims to make Clare an area to ‘rival the Cotswolds’

A new initiative to attract more visitors to the Clare area, and with it boost the local economy, has been launched.

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An Echo photo of an unknown vintage, but what is is all about?

Haverhill Echo archive photo

Following the Echo’s move to a new office a stack of old photos have been unearthed from the dark corners of filing cabinets - and this is one of them.

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Morrice targets win in Summer Nationals

Morrice targets win in Summer Nationals

Collin Morrice has his sights set on victory in the Summer Nationals this weekend as he looks to strengthen his bid for a first title in the UK National Drag Racing Championships, writes Alex Moss.

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The Tin Man, ridden by Tom Queally, pictured winning at Ascot in October last year  Picture: Edward Whitaker (Racing Post)

The Tin Man lands James Fanshawe's first Royal Ascot winner in six years

Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe had to wait the outcome of a stewards' inquiry before being able to properly celebrate the respected yard's first Royal Ascot winner in six years, in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the festival's concluding Saturday.
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WINNING FEELING: Goldolphin trainer Charlie Appleby (right) pictured receiving The Havana Gold Maiden Stakes trophy earlier in the season at Newmarket's 1,000 Guineas, after Way Of Wisdom's success  Picture: Mark Westley

Rare Rhythm provides Charlie Appleby with 20/1 Royal Ascot winner

Town trainer Charlie Appleby was all smiles on the concluding day of Royal Ascot 2017 as 20/1 shot Rare Rhythm provided Godolphin with a sixth victory of the week, following his impressive success in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap.

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Haverhill historians make Suffolk Day celebrations a family affair

Haverhill historians make Suffolk Day celebrations a family affair

A visitor from South Africa was just one of the many who enjoyed a fruitful delve into their ancestry as Haverhill’s Family History Group played its part in celebrating the first ever Suffolk Day last week.

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Pictured: Ben Cowling - -Haverhill Manager

Reserves are back in the Thurlow Nunn League

Haverhill Rovers have confirmed that their reserve team has been accepted into the 2017/18 Thurlow Nunn Reserve League.

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Haverhill T20 Knights on winning form in Cup

Haverhill T20 Knights on winning form in Cup

Haverhill Knights (138-7) are in a strong position in the Suffolk T20 Cup, having beaten Woolpit (134-9) by three wickets at home.

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Free Armed Forces Day train travel for active service personnel and veterans

Greater Anglia is supporting Armed Forces Day with free travel tomorrow for active service personnel and veterans.

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Kenneth Grahames Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows Pakenham for open air show

Following a hugely successful tour of Alice in Wonderland the Immersion Theatre Company will be performing the family classic Wind in the Willows at St Mary’s Church in Pakenham on July 8.

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