Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, September 29, 2005


Tempers ran high as disgruntled workers went on strike at Grampian Country Foods in Little Wratting in a row over pension changes.

But the planned 24-hour action finished early after the company issued an injunction against the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), which called the strike.

Grampian challenged the legality of the union ballot in which 739 workers from five factories cast their vote.

But TGWU official Roz Foyer said the union believed it had met all the criteria for a lawful ballot.


Cambridgeshire Police launched an investigation into a fire at a house in Whittlesford that led to the death of 85-year-old Kenneth Nunn.

It was launched after police established that the fire was started deliberately, most likely by petrol being poured through the letterbox and ignited.

Police called on anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the Whittlesford area to come forward.