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Haverhill Echo archive photo

I have a sneaky suspicion that this photo found in the Echo archive has much to do with Haverhill’s Centre Stage Company.

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LATE JOY: Needham Market players celebrate Adam Mills' late goal at Bloomfields, which earned them an important point against play-off chasing Hendon  Picture: Ben Pooley

Saturday's local football round-up

A late goal secured Needham Market's first point of 2018 while it was a high five for Newmarket Town and there were good wins for AFC Sudbury, Soham Town Rangers and Halstead Town.
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BIT OF RAIN: A lot of the local football pitches have been badly affected by the volume of rain that has fallen in recent weeks, leading to cancelled games

Waterlogged pitches see cancelled games

Heavy rain has seen a number of local games called off due to waterlogged pitches.

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Lana Sisson before she lost weight

Haverhill slimmer says being vegan is not a barrier to weight loss

A self-confessed food lover has proved that being a vegan is not a barrier to losing weight - and is showing other slimmers how they can do the same.

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John Griffiths, the Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council. 

Picture by Mark Westley.

Councils, groups and public can help shape new West Suffolk Council wards

Local groups, councils and the public are being asked to help initial work to start to shape the new West Suffolk council ward boundaries.

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Business people mingle at the first MENTA Coffee Means Business, at Baythorne Hall. Picture by Natalie Sharp

Business networking event near Haverhill makes a strong debut

More than 20 business people attended MENTA’s first Coffee Means Business at Baythorne Hall, near Haverhill.

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Jon Adkin worked as an IT manager at a primary school for 26 years but has just gone full time as  a hypnotherapist.
 Picture by Mark Westley

A new chapter begins for a Haverhill hypnotherapist

Having overcome critical health problems, starting a new career after 26 years in the same job is arguably a comparative breeze for Haverhill man Jon Adkin.

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VIGILANT: Haverhill's second team worked hard to keep Ely City II at bay as they beat them 2-1

Seconds bounce back with goal frenzy to secure league place

It’s been far from an ideal start to the new year for Haverhill Hockey Club on their return to the field, with both the Ladies I and II teams losing.

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The Christmas Maltings building in Camps Road

U-turn on closure of Haverhill GP surgery building

Plans to close the Christmas Maltings surgery in Haverhill town centre look likely to be shelved – providing a deal can be struck with the landlord.

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Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Whisper it quietly, but Norwich City’s season might not be dead in the water after all.

Football
BITTER PILL: Ryan Swallows his frustration on a tough day for Borough

Borough crash back to earth after derby delight

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

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Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Worries over lack of signings

I don’t think any of us expected a plethora of transfer activity in January.

Football
NO STRANGERS TO SUCCESS: West Wratting have reached the Kershaw Premier League KO Cup semi-final before.  Danny Hill opened the scoring (pictured) in their 3-2 victory over Great Shelford in the 2013/14 season

Nothing taken for granted despite winning streak at West Wratting

West Wratting may be in the form of their life, but manager Michael Bavester refuses to take it for granted as the side prepare for back-to-back matches against Lakenheath.

Football
NEW ROLE: Kevin Grainger will become Newmarket's chairman

BREAKING NEWS: Grainger steps down as Newmarket boss

Kevin Grainger will step down as manager of Newmarket Town following the conclusion of Saturday’s home encounter against Walsham le Willows.

Football
ON THE MOVE: Dan Brown has joined Ely from Mildenhall

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Ely sign Hall striker

Ely City have completed the signing of Mildenhall Town striker Dan Brown on an initial one-month loan deal.

Football
Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Photo: PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Giles Keyte

Kingsman tops movie rental chart

The latest DVD top 20 rental chart from TVL Allstar Video in Haverhill shows Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) to be the most popular film of the last week.

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Sue Strong stole almost �88,000 from her employer, Edmolift UK Ltd, in Steeple Bumpstead

Haverhill bookkeeper stole almost £88,000 from Steeple Bumpstead company

A 50-year-old book-keeper from Haverhill, who stole almost £88,000 from a small family run company, has escaped an immediate jail term.

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STRONG TEAM: The runners with their silver medals

Impressive second for men in county championship

Haverhill Running Club are celebrating after their men’s team finished an impressive second in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships, writes Hannah Dolman.

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Steven Roach (centre), who plays the Dame, Mother Trott, and Graeme Johnson (right), who plays Baron Hardup, in rehearsal for the Centre Stage Company's new pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk

A production of gigantic proportions for Haverhill drama group

Hapless villains, a dashing young hero and a dame with more double entendres than a Carry On film.

Theatre and Comedy
Bearded tit

Culture: And so it begins at RSPB Lakenheath Fen

Happy New Year to you all. Now that the festive season is over for another year, why not make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to visit RSPB Lakenheath Fen in the near future?

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