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Could Saint Edmund be buried in Long Melford?

A new theory suggests Saxon king Saint Edmund could be buried under the floor of a chapel in Long Melford.

Our forests are tinder dry at the moment so take care

Suffolk Fire Service advice on staying safe in hot weather

With more hot weather forecast for tomorrow, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care in the heat.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

The corn snake found in Haverhill sewage plant

Snake surprise for Haverhill sewers team

Anglian Water technicians are used to finding odd things in the sewers but a metre-long American snake was exceptional.

Castle Manor Academy pupils Tara Hickmott, Jordan Harfield and Jack West on the Community Market in Haverhill on May 20

Haverhill pupils bring animal theme to market

Shoppers were able to enjoy a community market in Haverhill on Saturday as part of the borough council’s Love Your Local Market fortnight celebrations.

Ipswich Crown Court

Ex-prison worker ordered to pay back more than £8,000

A man who took mobile phones into Highpoint Prison in Stradishall while employed as an education worker has been ordered to hand over more than £8,000.

Stock image of lorries queuing up at Haverhill Business Park

Police detain seven migrants in Haverhill

Seven suspected illegal immigrants were detained in Haverhill on Thursday.

Graham Taylor and Nigel Booth with Abbie Tosh who is organising a festival in memory of her brother Arran, pictured below

Smile festival will remember popular member of Haverhill amateur dramatics group

A music festival is to be held in memory of Arran Tosh, a popular member of Haverhill amateur dramatics group The Centre Stage Company, who died days after discovering he had a brain tumour.

Val Woollard, nursing assistant, and Jo Hayward, assistant practitioner, at West Suffolk Hospital with an ECG machine and bladder scanner bought with legacies

Legacies help hospital give best of care

More than £500,000 left in legacies to West Suffolk Hospital last year has funded a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

Met Office warns of up to 40mm of rain over the bank holiday in some place

Warning of bank holiday downpours for some

Don’t let the current sunshine lull you into a false sense of security for the bank holiday – the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain warning for the east of England on Sunday and Monday.

Haverhill Heroes

Nominate your town hero

Do you know someone who selflessly volunteers to help others less fortunate or in need?

Police news

Police urge residents to keep homes secure after burglaries in villages

Burglars have targeted homes in two villages and stolen a number of items.

West Suffolk House

West Suffolk councils to recruit extra staff to prevent and deal with homelessness

Councils in west Suffolk are to recruit extra staff to prevent and deal with homelessness in response to rising numbers as well as major changes to legislation and benefits.

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Hundreds of women have signed up for St Nicholas Hospice Care's Girls Night Out charity walk

Early bird offer for Girls Night Out walk ends next week

More than 650 women have signed up for St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Girls Night Out - and there is still time to take advantage of an early bird offer.

Bishop os St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Right Reverend Martin Seeley

Updated: Suffolk’s reaction to Manchester bomb attack

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury has condemned last night’s blast at the Manchester Arena, which killed 22 and injured 59, as ‘an evil act’.

Castle Manor pupils Luke McElarney and Chi Khan lend a hand to help develop the sensory garden

Students team up with charity to develop sensory garden in Haverhill

Castle Manor pupils Luke McElarney and Chi Khan lend a helping hand to develop the sensory garden

A team of cyclists pose for a photo, but can you tell us why?

Haverhill Echo archive photo

A new collection of photographs has been discovered in the Echo archive, each of them of a sporting nature.

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer

Cambridgeshire’s new metro mayor’s ‘100 day plan’

The newly-elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has set out his priorities for his first 100 days in office.

Great-grandmother Rose Felloni who confronted her fears to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Barry White pushes Haverhill gran over the edge

A great-grandmother has boosted her huge fund-raising total by completing an ‘absolutely terrifying’ abseil.

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