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Community facility in Haverhill is one that everyone should be ‘proud of’

A recent inspection of the New Croft in Haverhill has resulted in it receiving a rating rivalled by literally just a handful of other such community facilities in England.

Scene of shooting at Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds, in August 2015

Case dropped against Red Lodge woman accused of plot to murder ex-partner

A woman from Red Lodge accused of plotting to murder her ex-partner was cleared yesterday on the orders of a judge.

Health news

New partnership will see additional support for vulnerable drug users in Norfolk and Suffolk

A new partnership beginning on Monday will mean vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services.

New brewery in Long Melford
Nethergate Brewery
Rodbridge Corner, Rodbridge, LS picture Richard Gray Director of Sales, Robert Crawford General Manager and John Holberry Managing Director
Picture Mark Westley

Nethergate Brewery secures move to Long Melford site

Nethergate Brewery is hoping to increase production and enter the tourism industry after it completed its move to Long Melford this week.

Belinda Johnston, founder of Our Special Friends, with her dogs Rolo and Otto

Vet hopes Suffolk care homes will learn from Bob’s story

A vet who founded a charity to help keep vulnerable people and their pets together for as long as possible is hoping to raise awareness of the benefits of animal companionship.

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Crowfield, near Stowmarket, stand off between police and suspected armed man.

Picture Mark Westley

UPDATE: Stand-off between police and suspected armed man in Crowfield ends peacefully

A three-day police stand-off with a suspected armed man in a Suffolk village has been resolved peacefully.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council looks at £31m cuts and raising social care precept

A further £31.3million of budget cuts and increasing the adult social care precept will be discussed by Suffolk County Council next week.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Edward Iliffe founder of Iliffe Media. Picture: Keith Heppell ANL-170114-203001001

New owners for the Haverhill Echo

The Haverhill Echo is now under the new ownership of Iliffe Media.

The last of the five potential wirnesses the Corrie McKeague search police need to identify: image 26 ANL-170116-114015001

LATEST: Corrie search police get information on all five people in CCTV pictures

Police say they now have information on all five people in CCTV pictures Corrie McKeague search police issued on Friday have been identified.

Three arrested after Haverhill assault left man with serious head injuries

Three arrested after Haverhill assault left man with serious head injuries

Police have arrested three men following a serious assault in Haverhill in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Elbow announce Forest Live dates for this summer

Elbow will appear as part of Forest Live in Thetford Forest this summer.

Whats on
From the left, Lieutenant Colonel James Porter (Commanding Officer Kings Royal Hussars), Inspector Donald Dallas (Norfolk Police) and Squadron Leader Steve Turner (Officer Commanding 2 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment).

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Emergency services and military from across Suffolk and Norfolk help with floods

Fire crews from as far inland as Thetford mobilised to help coastal communities as storm-boosted high tides threatened homes.

This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Counties join forces in anti litter campaign

An anti-litter campaign which spans Suffolk Essex and Kent has resulted in a reduction of litter for the third year in a row.

Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Launch of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service's (SARS) new rapid response team vehicle. ANL-170901-201156009

Suffolk medical charity buys new rapid-response vehicle

Emergency medical charity Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) has a new rapid-response vehicle (RRV) to help it save lives.

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