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ECHO, January 6, 2005

DRINKERS KEEP OFF THE ROADS

Fewer drink-drivers in Suffolk took to the roads in 2005 than the previous Christmas.

Figures in Cambridgeshire, however, remained as high as they had been the previous year.

Chief Insp Alan Pawsey, of Suffolk road policing unit, said: “While it is encouraging that fewer drivers seem to be willing to risk drink-driving this year, we will not be complacent in Suffolk.

“We are committed to making the county’s roads safe for everyone.”

DONATIONS AND PRAYERS FOR VICTIMS

Donations and prayers were offered by people in Haverhill and the surrounding areas following the tsunami in south-east Asia.

Generous shoppers ion Haverhill gave £3,196.92 to a collection run by Save the children.

Volunteers from the charity’s Linton branch raised the amount in just one day after standing outside Sainsburys in Haycocks Road on New Year’s Eve.

Volunteer, Bernadette Milner thanked everyone who donated and helped raise money for the charity.