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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.

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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.

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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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Staff and students join the project team from Cocksedge Building Contractors outside the new building at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: Gooderham PR.

State-of-the-art new classrooms added to Haverhill school

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill has undergone a massive extension after being awarded £2.1 million from Suffolk County Council’s capital programme.

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Cannabis seized by police during a raid on a house in Little Wratting. Picture by Haverhill Police

Cannabis and fake DVDs seized after police raid near Haverhill

A man has been arrested in connection with supplying cannabis following a police raid in Little Wratting.

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Haverhill Echo archive photo

Haverhill Echo archive photo

Susan Wiseman and Ros James saw this photo that featured in the Echoes of the Past on August 25 and got in touch to explain who the ‘mystery man’ was.

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Chief executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust,  Dr Tim Coulson

School trust needs ‘to be held to account’ claims parent

A parent of one of the 83 pupils effected by Samuel Ward Academy Trust’s (SWAT) decision to withdraw free school transport has raised concerns about its financial management.

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Bob and Ruth Withers are celebrating their diamond wedding    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

A diamond day for Withersfield couple

Had the temperatures on the day that Ruth and Bob Withers met been just that little bit higher, it’s very likely the couple would not be celebrating 60 years of marriage today.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk Cabinet approval of school transport consultation blocked by opposition

Yesterday’s decision by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet to go ahead with a free school transport consultation has been ‘called in’ by opposition councillors.

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Canon Ian Finn

BREAKING NEWS: Exonerated Haverhill rector set to return to the pulpit

Three-and-a-half years after he last conducted a service in Haverhill, Canon Ian Finn will return this weekend to St Mary’s Church to lead the Sunday service.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Free school transport consultation backed by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today approved a three-month consultation on the future of free school transport.

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Damaged homes in Tortola, hit by Hurricane Irma, in the British Virgin Islands

Rotarians join the circus in wake of Irma

The Rotary Club of Haverhill & District has forged an unlikely alliance with a circus to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Irma.

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Steve Harper of English Spirit Distillery in Great Yeldham at last month's market in Clare. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Reborn Clare market has lots to offer

Clare monthly market is back this Saturday with tasty foods and live music.

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Vicky Hogg, the new head teacher at Clements Primary Academy in Haverhill, with pupils Michaela Davis, Amari M-Barki and Jessie Lee

Head teacher delighted to have taken over at Haverhill primary school

A Haverhill head teacher has spoken of her delight at “coming home” after starting at Clements Primary Academy.

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Met Office warns of high winds on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

Updated: High winds warning for Suffolk and Norfolk upgraded

The Met Office has upgraded the warning it issued on Monday for winds gusting up to 75mph across Suffolk and Norfolk tonight into Wednesday morning.

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Sir Peter Lely's portrait of Lord Alington

Portraits by royal painter go to auction

Two portraits by the renowned 17th century artist Sir Peter Lely that once hung in Horseheath Hall near Haverhill will this week go to auction.

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The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach, cuts the ribbon to officially open Pets at Home on Haverhill Retail Park
Pic- Richard Marsham/RMG Photography

First store opens on new Haverhill Retail Park

The first of four shops at the new Haverhill Retail Park is now up and running after Pets at Home opened last Friday.

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Police begin a week-long seatbelt campaign across East Anglia today

Suffolk and Norfolk Police join European-wide seatbelt campaign

Suffolk and Norfolk Police will be targeting drivers and passengers who don’t belt-up during a week-long enforcement campaign.

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Haverhill Echo archive photo

Echo reader Lucy Daniels got a bit of a surprise when she saw this photo in the Echoes of the Past feature in the August 17th edition.

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