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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Corrie's mum Nicola Urquhart  with her sons Darroch, left, and Makeyan McKeague

Missing Corrie’s brothers’ touching Mothers’ Day tributes to their mum

Missing airman Corrie McKeague’s brothers yesterday made touching Mothers’ Day tributes to their mum Nicola Urquhart.

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Some damp goings on pictured in August 1999, but what exactly happened?

Haverhill Echo archive photo

This photo has been discovered in the Echo archives and dates back to August 1999.

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yopey - millie eddy with st peter's house resident

FEATURE: Warmth that comes with a little help from their friends

There was something about newspapers two decades ago that made journalist Tony Gearing uncomfortable.

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Paul Marion, NPAS assistant operations director for the south east, left, and Sgt Jules Bosley, unit base manager at Wattisham 



Picture: Mecha Morton

Police chopper move ‘will mean a 24/7 service’

Next Friday, Suffolk will say goodbye to its ‘own’ police helicopter when its base at Wattisham is closed.

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Specially trained officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Police continue to search the landfill site at Milton for Corrie McKeague

Health and Safety Executive will investigate if Corrie found at tip

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be working alongside police investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague if his remains are found at the Milton landfill site.

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Ipswich Crown Court

CPS refuses to accept pair’s guilty pleas on East Anglian burglaries

Two men have admitted conspiracy to burgle homes across Suffolk and Norfolk, but their plea was not accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service who say they committed 30.

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Crime news.

Spate of van thefts in Sudbury and Haverhill

Police are appealing for information and reminding drivers not to leave valuable items in vehicles, after a series of thefts from vans in the Sudbury and Haverhill area earlier this week.

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John Mayhew, chairman, ONE Haverhill

Masterplan’s successes are ‘very visible’ in Haverhill

A leading member of the ONE Haverhill Partnership has defended the progress of Haverhill’s Town Centre Masterplan after it was criticised in a council report.

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Harriett Steer. Picture by Paul Nixon

‘We ran and locked ourselves in’ South Suffolk MP’s aid describes London terror attack

It should have been a time of celebration for staff of Lavenham Butchers on Wednesday, instead they got caught up in the terrorist attacks in Westminster.

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You can now access more of Suffolk Record Office's material online if you cannot get along to its Bury Record Office in Raingate Street.

Travel back through Suffolk records online

You can now travel back in time online thanks to Suffolk Records Office.

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The recipients of the 2017 Haverhill & District  Rotary Club's Young Citizen Awards are joined by the club's president, Chris Briggs, centre, and the mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach. The winners are: Holly McGerty, Caitlin Benham, Brianna Digby, Ben Gibson and Eloise Aubery.

Haverhill and Clare school students recognised for making a ‘real difference’

Five teenagers were recognised for their selfless efforts at the annual Haverhill & District Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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David and Joan Johnson celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 23th



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Positive outlooks help Haverhill couple reach 60-years of marriage

Maintaining a cheerful disposition and being grateful for the good things in life seem to be key to the long-lasting marriage of David and Joan Johnson, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.

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Friends of East Town Park volunteers and rangers invited councillors Tony Brown, Margaret Marks ( on behalf of The late Tim Marks) Julian Flood and Tony Burns  to see the new woodland workshop.

New workshop opened at Haverhill park

Friends of East Town Park volunteers and park rangers invited councillors Tony Brown, Margaret Marks (on behalf of the late Cllr Tim Marks) Julian Flood and Tony Burns, to see a new woodland workshop that has been opened at park in Coupals Road, Haverhill.

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Racing at the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival. Picture: Gable Events

Have a go at this year’s Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival

Companies, clubs and organisations from across the region are getting their teams together and signing up to take part in this year’s eagerly anticipated Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).

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Haverhill Silver Band performing at the National Brass Band Championship Finals

Haverhill brass band pulls off its best ever result

Haverhill Silver Band has achieved more contesting success with its highest ever placing in a national competition.

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Aidan Elsden as Billy Elliot

Haverhill school to perform Billy Elliot the Musical

A school drama group will pirouette to the stage when they perform Billy Elliot the Musical next week.

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Clare town sign

Trio contest by-election for vacant Clare Town Council seat

Three candidates are going head-to-head in a nail-biting contest for a single place on a town council.

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