Echo, April 22, 2004
St Edmundsbury Council announced it would be launching a campaign to make people dispose of chewing gum in bins rather than dropping on to the pavement.
They also planned to take the message to schools to deter youngsters from taking up the chewing habit.
Wickhambrook Village Stores and Post Office fell foul of ram raiders for the fifth time.
Thieves backed a stolen Land Rover into the post office, demolishing half the shop front, while the owners Kerry and Barbara Merritt watched from their home.
They watched three men wearing dark clothing and balaclavas enter the shop carrying a crowbar, sledgehammer and an axe.
The raiders attempted to get the safe out and broke the post office door but with the alarm going off ended up leaving empty-handed.
MP Richard Spring met residents of Chauntry Road and Chainey Pieces in Haverhill to hear their concerns about inconsiderate parking which was preventing their wheelie bins getting collected.