Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, November 15, 1990

TAXI DRIVERS FIGHT HIGH STREET BAN

Taxi operators vowed to fight moves to kick them out of High Street, where the Haverhill pedestrianisation working party claimed there were too many cabs.

The High Street rank would be moved to Swan Lane or another place if proposals going before a St Edmundsbury Council committee were adopted.

Operators reacted angrily to the plan from the working party.

They said taxis were being wrongly blamed because so many other cars were still using the High Street during the hours of restriction.

HOME OFFICE TO DISCUSS PRISONER MOVE

Haverhill bank robber David McAllister was awaiting the outcome of a meeting of Home Office officials before deciding on his next move in his campaign to be brought within visiting range of his son.

The convicted robber was into the tenth week of a hunger strike at Frankland Prison, near Durham. He went on hunger strike because prison officials would not move him nearer to his son.