Scam warning after false HMRC calls in Suffolk

Suffolk Police have warned of a telephone scam following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

GOOD GAME: Rory Jebb scored a brace

Rovers take point in seesaw game



Haverhill skate park saviour Ellis shortlisted for national hero award

Haverhill teenager Ellis Rudge is in the running to win a national award for his actions in helping a ten-year-old boy who suffered a head injury at a skate park.

St Felix Primary School  children from receptio nand teaching assistant Debbie Boreham look at the damage to the Forest School area.
Picture; Mark Westley

Haverhill school’s Forest School blighted by vandalism

Vandals are repeatedly damaging a wooded area used for Forest School activities by a Haverhill primary school.

SCORER: Matt Staines scored Boroughs only goal in their 3-1 loss away to Saffron Walden

Silly mistakes costing Borough, Choat says

Haverhill Borough manager Anthony Choat has said the reason the team has now lost ‘five on the bounce’ is due to ‘silly mistakes’ giving away goals.

HAVERHILL: Huffers Cafe celebrating 21 years in business
Huffers Cafe, Menta Business Centre
The cafe is 21 years old this month. Owner Maggie Tuson and manager Rebecca Batts
Picture Mark Westley

Popular Haverhill cafè continues to thrive as it comes of age

When Maggie Tuson opened her café in Haverhill she only planned to stay for one or two years, but this month Huffers is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Stack fire at Bittons Farm near Great Wratting, Long Melford crew damping down the fire.
Mark Westley Photography

Firefighters spend all night tackling Stack fire in Withersfield

Fire crews spent more than 12 hours ensuring a large stack fire at a farm in Withersfield was under control.

New Pirates Of The Caribbean movie at Kino Teatr

Top 20 DVD rentals

This week’s DVD rentals chart, as supplied by TVL Allstar Video in Haverhill, has the new Pirates of the Caribbean film at number one

Neve Hopkins, 14 and her sister, Jessie Hopkins, 8, look at some of the Harvest produce at the Old Independent Church Harvest and Scarecrow Festival.  Picture by Richard Marsham.

Festival boosts at-risk Haverhill church

Members of a 350-year-old Haverhill church faced with financial difficulties have been heartened by the response to a two day festival that was staged in part to raise awareness of its situation.

The Nine Jars Bistro  in the High Street Haverhill.

Free business advice at Haverhill event

Local business advisers will be on hand at the Nine Jars Bistro in High Street,

John Kerry. Picture: Suffolk Police

Drink driver who wrote off three cars in Haverhill is jailed

A drink-driver who wrote off three cars in a crash in Haverhill has been jailed.

LITTLE WRATTING: School has gone from 'inadequate' Ofsted to 'Good' with 'outstanding' features
Broadlands Hall School, Haverhill Road
Students with Paul Gardner. lead teacher, Lucinda Steed HTLA, Georgia Cooke LSA, Sam Munro Lead Teacher and Mel Thomas LSA. 
Picture Mark Westley

Special school near Haverhill turns things around to impress Ofsted

A school for boys with special educational needs has turned things around to earn a ‘Good’ with ‘outstanding’ aspects rating from Ofsted, less than three years after being deemed ‘inadequate.’

Carole Tolliday and daughter Paige Burgess outside Serenity Foot Care. .Picture Mark Westley

Haverhill needs more police, says burglary victim

The owner of one of three Haverhill town centre businesses burgled over successive weekends believes the town’s police are too stretched to properly maintain law and order.

DISCUSSIONS: Haverhill had discussed whether to investigate the cancellation but decided there was nothing to investigate

Haverhill relegated: Rain causes agony

Haverhill Cricket Club are accepting of their fate as one of two teams that will be demoted from Division One of the Two Counties Championship.

Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG chairman Dr Mark Shenton recommends getting a flu jab

Aussie flu fears leads to flu jab warning from Suffolk doctors

Doctors are urging people to get a flu jab as a severer outbreak of flu is expected this winter.

James Cleverly MP (left) with head teacher Mary Nicholls and chairman of governors, Chris Cadman, at the unveiling of the new name for Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead Primary School. Picture by Steve Barton.

Steeple Bumpstead school returns to the future

Braintree MP James Cleverly was in Steeple Bumpstead last Friday to officially unveil the new name for the village’s primary school.

A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.


Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell set for West Suffolk Sports Awards

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be the guest speaker at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports Awards a week on Thursday (September 28).
Haverhill Family Practice

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

New health and wellbeing initiative in Haverhill partners up with GP practice

An exciting new health project launched in Haverhill has announced a partnership with a doctor’s surgery in the town.

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