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Hitman’s Bodyguard tops DVD rental list

This week’s top 20 DVD film rental’s chart, as supplied by TVL Allstar Video in Haverhill, has Hitman’s Bodyguard (15) at the top.

Haverhill Rovers receive their team of the month award from league sponsor, Jewson

Haverhill Echo archive photo

This photo featured in the Echoes of the Past in the November 16 edition of the Echo.

Charlotte King, who works at Cleve's Place Care Home in Haverhill, won the Apprentice of the Year Award at The Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars awards. Picture by Clare Banks.

Haverhill care home apprentice wins a national award

Cleves Place care home in Haverhill is celebrating after one of its team members was recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Christine Tilly is retiring after 33 years as the Weston Colville village sub post-mistress. 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Weston Colville post-mistress to retire after 33 years

A chapter in the history of Weston Colville will come to an end in just under two weeks when the post office closes.

The winners at the 2016 ONE Haverhill Partnership  Apprenticeship Awards. Picture by ONE Haverhill Partnership

Awards return to salute apprenticeships in Haverhill

An award ceremony aimed at celebrating the success and achievements of apprentices in Haverhill is returning in the New Year.

The entrance to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill

Redundancy blow for staff at Haverhill school

Almost 17 staff, including seven full-time teachers, face redundancy at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill.

The Radford Group in Haverhill is the best-ranked business in the East and 14 best in the UK in the Sunday Times Virgin 100 Fast Tack list   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Haverhill firm tops fastest-growing list in the east

A Haverhill company that was started in a director’s garage has been named as the best in the eastern region in the 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table.

An aerial graphic of Great Wilsey Park

More time could be given for work to start on new 2,500 property development for Haverhill

St Edmundsbury Council’s development control committee will decide today whether or not to give the developers of the 2,500 property Great Wilsey Park scheme on the edge of Haverhill more time in which to commence work.


House burgled in Haverhill

A laptop and tablet were among items stolen from a house in Haverhill.

Suffolk PCC Tim Passmore

Free programmes to help young people in Haverhill back to work

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East plans to deliver three programmes in Haverhill in the spring of 2018 aimed at helping young people into the workplace.

Haverhill Summer Bash chairman, David Doughty, presenting a prize at the 2016 Gallery Baby Show

Haverhill Summer Bash reverts to a familiar name

The community of Haverhill is being asked to give its support to the town’s annual summer show by the organisers, after they decided to revert to its original name.

George Fletcher (3) meeting Santa and an Elf
 during the Haverhill Family Christmas Night. 

Picture: Mecha Morton

Thousands turn out to enjoy Haverhill’s Family Christmas Night

Haverhill’s Family Christmas Night once again came up trumps last Friday as the crowds flocked into the town centre to enjoy the festive offerings.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Controversial school transport plans to go to public consultation

Controversial plans which could see 3700 children lose their free school transport in an attempt to cut spending will go to public consultation next week.

Volunteers help out at the Haverhill Foodbank Christmas collection at Tesco

Funding boost for Haverhill charity

REACH Community Projects in Haverhill is to receive £20,000 from St Edmundsbury Council’s Community Chest after the grant was agreed by the Borough’s Cabinet on Tuesday.

Mark Ager has stepped down as the musical director of the Haverhill Silver Band after 18 years

Haverhill Silver Band has a new name at the helm

An association of almost 50 years of the same family and the musical directorship (MD) at the Haverhill Silver Band has come to end after Mark Ager retired his baton.

East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust (EEAST) has launched a new campaign this week

Rise in attacks on ambulance workers sees new campaign launched

A new campaign highlighting the ‘unacceptable face of emergency care’ has been launched this week.

Mary O'Neill during her time as the Mayor of Haverhill

Tributes to former Mayor and a ‘tireless’ defender of Haverhill

Haverhill’s first lady mayor has been remembered as a ‘great woman of principle’ who ‘fought 24/7’ for the residents of the town.

MR Barbers main shareholders, including Sam Prior (in glasses) with their winner's trophy at the NHF Business Awards. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Haverhill barbers plays its part in national awards triumph

MR Barbers won the Best Group of Business category at the inaugural NHF (National Hairdressing Federation) Business Awards, which were held at the VOX conference centre in Birmingham.

Although it has been in existence for 75 years and is the main governing body for the hairdressing business, it was the first time the NHF has staged the awards.

MR Barbers was jointly founded by Karl Foster and his childhood friend Sam Prior, who lives in Linton and went to Ashdon Primary School before moving to Saffron Walden High School, where the two met.

Their first shop opened in 1995 in Saffron Walden, followed by another in Haverhill in 2000.

Another MR Barbers soon opened in Stansted but it wasn’t until 2014 that the Bury St Edmunds shop opened, after which the business expanded quickly.

MR Barbers now has 19 shops in all, 17 in either Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex or Herts, plus two more in Cheshire.

Sam, 38, said: “We’ve got about ten that are franchised and the others are owned by us as a company (including the Haverhill shop in Queens Street that is managed by a colleague of 20 years, Paul Cook).

“It (the award) helps because it gives us some recognition as to what we are doing and we’ve never won an award before.”

The links between Haverhill and MR Barbers are very strong, added Sam.

Mark Lovell, who is from the town and also plays football for West Wratting, has the franchise for shops in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket, while another man from the town owns the franchises in Newmarket and Ely.

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‘Passionate’ commitment to Clare earns town councillor a community award

The St Edmundsbury councillor for Clare has presented his first ever Community Service Award to a man whose service to the town has gone ‘beyond’ the call.

The Argos store in Haverhill's High Street

Argos to leave Haverhill High Street after 21 years

After 21 years as a fixture on Haverhill’s High Street, the new owners of Argos have confirmed it will close next summer.

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