Echo, 10 years ago

ECHO, March 10, 2005

UNIVERSITY PLAN IS WELCOMED BY MAYOR

Students in Haverhill were set to benefit from a new university campus being constructed in Suffolk.

The higher Education Funding Council for England gave the go ahead for the campus in Suffolk.

The previous lack of a university had created a ‘brain drain’ effect that drew talent away from the area. It was hoped the move would encourage people to stay in Haverhill and bring more people into higher education and training.

CHARITY RIDE FIREMEN HOPE TO GET £10,000

Four firemen hoped to raise at least £10,000 for charity by cycling the length of Britain.

The team from Haverhill fire station planned to cover the 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in two weeks.

All thee money raised would be split between the Rosie Maternity Unit in Cambridge, Breast Cancer, the Firemen’s Benevolent Fund and a local charity that ha yet to be chosen.”We’ve been in training, getting up at six in the morning and pounding the village roads,” said sub-officer Paul Goodman.