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Steve Barton is the senior reporter on the Haverhill Echo and works across Suffolk News, too. Steve has worked on the Echo for well over a decade.

‘Relaxed vibe’ offered by newly opened café

22 September 2021
‘Relaxed vibe’ offered by newly opened café

‘Relaxed vibe’ offered by newly opened café

22 September 2021

A new artisan bakery café has opened in a Suffolk town, representing an exciting new business chapter for its owners.


D-Day veteran's funeral 'could not have gone better'

22 September 2021
D-Day veteran's funeral 'could not have gone better'

D-Day veteran's funeral 'could not have gone better'

22 September 2021

Serving and former members of the military came from near and far to pay their respects at the Suffolk funeral of a D-Day veteran.


Tributes paid to veteran actor with more than 100 shows on his CV

22 September 2021
Tributes paid to veteran actor with more than 100 shows on his CV

Tributes paid to veteran actor with more than 100 shows on his CV

22 September 2021

A leading Suffolk amateur dramatics society is mourning the loss of a much-loved performer - a man with over 100 shows to his name.


New £230,000 splashpad is a big hit already

20 September 2021
New £230,000 splashpad is a big hit already

New £230,000 splashpad is a big hit already

20 September 2021

A £230,000 splashpad has been officially opened in a Suffolk town thanks to an investment by town and district councils.


Claire goes from fund-raiser to hedgehog rescuer

17 September 2021
Claire goes from fund-raiser to hedgehog rescuer

Claire goes from fund-raiser to hedgehog rescuer

17 September 2021

An animal lover in in Suffolk who walked1,000 miles for a hedgehog charity is now finding herself being asked to rescue and rehome them


Dog snatched by passing motorist

16 September 2021
Dog snatched by passing motorist

Dog snatched by passing motorist

16 September 2021

A dog that slipped his lead in a Suffolk village and has not been seen since is believed to have been stolen.


Tribute paid to popular D-Day veteran Harry – ‘a lovely man’

16 September 2021
Tribute paid to popular D-Day veteran Harry – ‘a lovely man’

Tribute paid to popular D-Day veteran Harry – ‘a lovely man’

16 September 2021

Tributes have been paid to a Suffolk town's final surviving veteran of the 1944 D-Day landings, Harry Bowdery, who has died at the age of 95.


Rugby club offers support to group’s charity fund-raising

15 September 2021
Rugby club offers support to group’s charity fund-raising

Rugby club offers support to group’s charity fund-raising

15 September 2021

An annual music and beer festival has boosted the fund-raising ambitions of a Suffolk family and their friends and relatives.


Twin sisters launch their own natural skincare company on their birthday

14 September 2021
Twin sisters launch their own natural skincare company on their birthday

Twin sisters launch their own natural skincare company on their birthday

14 September 2021

A chance to realise a dream of running their own business stands behind the launch by a Suffolk woman and her twin of a natural skincare company.

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Flats and shop plans for former Argos building

09 September 2021
Flats and shop plans for former Argos building

Flats and shop plans for former Argos building

09 September 2021

A planning bid has been made to convert a premises formerly used by Argos in a Suffolk town centre into flats and a retail unit.


Charity steps up to help families cope with school uniform expense

09 September 2021
Charity steps up to help families cope with school uniform expense

Charity steps up to help families cope with school uniform expense

09 September 2021

A Suffolk charity has stepped in to support families that are struggling with the cost of buying school uniforms this month.


‘Hidden gem’ of a park helps inspire children’s book

08 September 2021
‘Hidden gem’ of a park helps inspire children’s book

‘Hidden gem’ of a park helps inspire children’s book

08 September 2021

A writer and illustrator has released his second children’s story, one inspired not just by his own daughter but also by two nearby Suffolk parks.


Semi-final place is a 'reward for all of the hard work' for Suffolk hotel and restaurant

08 September 2021
Semi-final place is a 'reward for all of the hard work' for Suffolk hotel and restaurant

Semi-final place is a 'reward for all of the hard work' for Suffolk hotel and restaurant

08 September 2021

The owner of a Suffolk hotel and restaurant has spoken of his pride after reaching the semi-final of a national industry award.


A chance to have your say on ‘exciting’ school project

06 September 2021
A chance to have your say on ‘exciting’ school project

A chance to have your say on ‘exciting’ school project

06 September 2021

A public meeting will shine a spotlight on plans to transform a Suffolk sixth form's facilities.


More work to be done on A1307 travel enhancements

05 September 2021
More work to be done on A1307 travel enhancements

More work to be done on A1307 travel enhancements

05 September 2021

A programme of works to enhance travelling along the A1307 from Suffolk to Cambridge for all users has moved on to its next stage.


Man who stalked and terrorised his ex-partner jailed

04 September 2021
Man who stalked and terrorised his ex-partner jailed

Man who stalked and terrorised his ex-partner jailed

04 September 2021

A stalker who terrorised his ex-partner and bombarded her with phone calls has been imprisoned.


Two men arrested after £6,000 worth of goods stolen from Bury St Edmunds store

04 September 2021
Two men arrested after £6,000 worth of goods stolen from Bury St Edmunds store

Two men arrested after £6,000 worth of goods stolen from Bury St Edmunds store

04 September 2021

Two men who stole £6,000 worth of electrical items from a store in Suffolk overnight have been arrested.


Debut DK Fest takes fund-raising over £75k

02 September 2021
Debut DK Fest takes fund-raising over £75k

Debut DK Fest takes fund-raising over £75k

02 September 2021

The biggest event staged by a disco-inspired social movement has taken the amount of money raised for a Suffolk charity beyond £75,000.


Walk is back on map after Covid delays

29 August 2021
Walk is back on map after Covid delays

Walk is back on map after Covid delays

29 August 2021

After two call-offs because of the Covid pandemic, an event uniting greyhound owners and their pets is to return to Suffolk for just the second time.


Anger after house contents were left piled up for weeks

28 August 2021
Anger after house contents were left piled up for weeks

Anger after house contents were left piled up for weeks

28 August 2021

A Suffolk housing association has been criticised for leaving the contents of a house outside for three weeks, attracting flies and scavengers.