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Haverhill nursery building sells for £890,000 at auction

The highest priced paid at the final Cheffins property auction of the year was £890,000 for the Colourbox Montessori Nursery on Haverhill Research Park which offered a rental income of £61,065 per annum.

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James Pilley (left) and Daniel Pilley in one of the rooms at the new Nine Jars Boutique Hotel

New beginning for historic Haverhill hotel

The owners of Haverhill’s Nine Jars Bistro have completed a £1 million restoration of an iconic High Street building and reopened a hotel that dates back to the 17th century.

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The winners at the 2016 ONE Haverhill Partnership  Apprenticeship Awards. Picture by ONE Haverhill Partnership

Awards return to salute apprenticeships in Haverhill

An award ceremony aimed at celebrating the success and achievements of apprentices in Haverhill is returning in the New Year.

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The Radford Group in Haverhill is the best-ranked business in the East and 14 best in the UK in the Sunday Times Virgin 100 Fast Tack list   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Haverhill firm tops fastest-growing list in the east

A Haverhill company that was started in a director’s garage has been named as the best in the eastern region in the 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table.

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MR Barbers main shareholders, including Sam Prior (in glasses) with their winner's trophy at the NHF Business Awards. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Haverhill barbers plays its part in national awards triumph

MR Barbers won the Best Group of Business category at the inaugural NHF (National Hairdressing Federation) Business Awards, which were held at the VOX conference centre in Birmingham.

Although it has been in existence for 75 years and is the main governing body for the hairdressing business, it was the first time the NHF has staged the awards.

MR Barbers was jointly founded by Karl Foster and his childhood friend Sam Prior, who lives in Linton and went to Ashdon Primary School before moving to Saffron Walden High School, where the two met.

Their first shop opened in 1995 in Saffron Walden, followed by another in Haverhill in 2000.

Another MR Barbers soon opened in Stansted but it wasn’t until 2014 that the Bury St Edmunds shop opened, after which the business expanded quickly.

MR Barbers now has 19 shops in all, 17 in either Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex or Herts, plus two more in Cheshire.

Sam, 38, said: “We’ve got about ten that are franchised and the others are owned by us as a company (including the Haverhill shop in Queens Street that is managed by a colleague of 20 years, Paul Cook).

“It (the award) helps because it gives us some recognition as to what we are doing and we’ve never won an award before.”

The links between Haverhill and MR Barbers are very strong, added Sam.

Mark Lovell, who is from the town and also plays football for West Wratting, has the franchise for shops in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket, while another man from the town owns the franchises in Newmarket and Ely.

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The Argos store in Haverhill's High Street

Argos to leave Haverhill High Street after 21 years

After 21 years as a fixture on Haverhill’s High Street, the new owners of Argos have confirmed it will close next summer.

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Sonia Humphrey, right, daughter, Nadine, centre and niece Alexa, at Mirror Mirror, Cut n  Tails, formerly Sonia's Hair & Beauty

New era for Haverhill hair and beauty salon

After 27 years in business, the owner of a well-known hair and beauty salon in Haverhill has changed not just its name but also her own role at the helm.

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Wickhambrook gathering for business networking celebrations

Wickhambrook based business support specialist AccountAbility-plus held a showcase event to celebrate its first anniversary hosting the west Suffolk WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) networking meetings.

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How the expansion at Babraham Research Campus would look once completed. Picture by: Biomed Realty

Expansion of Babraham Research Campus is approved

Hundreds of new jobs could be created after plans for an expansion of the Babraham Research Campus near Haverhill were given full planning permission by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC).

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Haverhill shop owner is calling it a day after 12 years

After 12 years in Haverhill, a photography shop owner is closing down in the search for a better quality of life.

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Business leaders gathered at the launch of the ONE Haverhill Business Angels.

Haverhill Business Angels can help partnership achieve community goals

A drive to encourage more businesses to get involved with ONE Haverhill Partnership has been formally launched.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council proposed first council tax rise in seven years

Proposals to balance Suffolk County Council’s budget in 2018/19 have been published today, including an option to increase by 1.99 per cent the basic rate of council tax for the first time in seven years and a range of savings plans.

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Cllr Mary Evans receives advice at the CAB's Energy Clinic at Clare Library

Energy advice clinic is well received in Clare

Citizens Advice Bureau staff and volunteers have held their third successful Energy Clinic at Clare library.

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MKM Haverhills new team toast the opening of the branch.

Builders’ merchants is up and running in Haverhill

Builders’ merchants, MKM Building Supplies, opened its first ever branch in Haverhill on Monday, creating 16 jobs.

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Fiveways Roundabout on the A11 at Barton Mills

West Suffolk MP meets roads minister on danger routes

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock and South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer have secured a meeting with Roads Minster to discuss dangerous roads in their constituencies.

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Nick and Sarah Rutter at their new computer repair centre, Nicom Services, thats opening in Haverhill on October 21.
Picture: Mark Westley

New computer repair shop all set to open in Haverhill

A dream is about to become a reality for Nick Rutter when he opens his first computer repair shop in Haverhill.

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Granta School head teacher Lucie Calow, left, and  Head of Sixth Form, Julie Lloyd with the new cooker and CD players.

Haverhill retailer helps Linton school improve its kitchen

There is something new cooking in the sixth form common room at Granta School in Linton thanks to the generosity of Haverhill retailer Hughes Electrical.

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PRL Express in Haverhill High Street

Director convicted for illegal tobacco sales at a Haverhill shop

The director of a Haverhill High Street shop has admitted to supplying illegal counterfeit tobacco from behind the counter.

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Members of the Fiscale team enjoying an Indian cookery event with Master Chef finalist Saira Hamilton.

Haverhill company shows impressive growth in its early years

A Haverhill Research and Development (R & D) Tax Credits consultancy has grown its team from two to 21 and expanded its client portfolio from zero to over 170 in just three-and-a-half years since being founded.

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HAVERHILL: Huffers Cafe celebrating 21 years in business
Huffers Cafe, Menta Business Centre
The cafe is 21 years old this month. Owner Maggie Tuson and manager Rebecca Batts
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Popular Haverhill cafè continues to thrive as it comes of age

When Maggie Tuson opened her café in Haverhill she only planned to stay for one or two years, but this month Huffers is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

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