Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, June 10, 2004

Mystery calls to premium rate telephone lines caused bills to rocket for some 20 homes in Helions Bumpstead.

One resident said after he had contacted 20 people about the issue it transpired they owed £1,500 between them and that some of those people’s phones were out of order.

BT was unable to explain what was behind the soaring bills.


A ceremony took place to cut the first sod for the new Clements Surgery in Haverhill.

It was hoped the surgery would be open to patients by Christmas.


Plans to build a school in the grounds of Linton Village College for special needs students passed another green light.

But Linton residents said the increase in traffic would only add to the already horrendous problems of getting on to the A1307.

Concerns were expressed that traffic would be backed up along the A1307 and queues formed in the High Street.

However, the head of service and planning at Cambridgeshire County Council said most students would arrive at the new school by bus and taxi, not in cars.