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Haverhill Echo ten years ago

ECHO, February 16, 2006


An announcement by Sainsbury’s of plans to introduce GP surgeries at some of its stores led to a renewed hope on a Haverhill housing estate that residents could get access to a doctor’s surgery on their own doorstep.

The retailer wanted to open GP practises at some of its 161 stores that had a pharmacy.

Although the proposal was at an early stage of discussions between the retailer and the Government, the suggestion raised hopes that Hanchet End residents could get the surgery they had campaigned for unsuccessfully in the late 1990s.


Relatives whose loved ones were buried in Haverhill cemetery were furious after St Edmundsbury Council said they must pay to repair headstones deemed unsafe.

Their complaints were echoed by West Suffolk MP Richard Spring, who called the move ‘utter madness.’

Scores of headstones were deemed unsafe by the council after being tested and those that had bought them were told they must pay for the repairs to be made.

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