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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.

Prize-winning poet’s new book catches the eye

24 June 2022
Prize-winning poet’s new book catches the eye

Prize-winning poet’s new book catches the eye

24 June 2022

An award-winning poet from Suffolk has published a new book of his works – one that includes a poem that earned praise from Sir Ian Rankin.


How artist with rare, incurable condition inspires others with hope

24 June 2022
How artist with rare, incurable condition inspires others with hope

How artist with rare, incurable condition inspires others with hope

24 June 2022

A Suffolk mum-of-two and full-time carer with a rare, life-threatening condition is using her art to find hope and to give hope to others.


Falklands anniversary honoured

23 June 2022
Falklands anniversary honoured

Falklands anniversary honoured

23 June 2022

A Suffolk town paid its respects to those who lost their lives in the Falklands War on the 40th anniversary of its ending.


Car had all four of its tyres slashed

23 June 2022
Car had all four of its tyres slashed

Car had all four of its tyres slashed

23 June 2022

All four tyres were slashed on a car parked at the rear of a home in a Suffolk town.


Tributes paid after ‘force of nature’ Jim dies aged 61

23 June 2022
Tributes paid after ‘force of nature’ Jim dies aged 61

Tributes paid after ‘force of nature’ Jim dies aged 61

23 June 2022

An ‘enormous void’ has been left in many people's lives after the sudden death of a much-loved Suffolk man.


Disused estate pub fails to find a buyer at auction

22 June 2022
Disused estate pub fails to find a buyer at auction

Disused estate pub fails to find a buyer at auction

22 June 2022

A disused community pub in a Suffolk town failed to sell at auction last week, but interest from potential buyers is still there.


Poker player 'makes history' by winning place at the table in Las Vegas

22 June 2022
Poker player 'makes history' by winning place at the table in Las Vegas

Poker player 'makes history' by winning place at the table in Las Vegas

22 June 2022

A man from Suffolk has won an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to compete for the title of the UK's best pub poker player


War veteran goes back to scene of his biggest battle

20 June 2022
War veteran goes back to scene of his biggest battle

War veteran goes back to scene of his biggest battle

20 June 2022

A Second World War veteran from Suffolk has returned to the barn in France where his life was saved almost 80 years ago.


Cannabis and cash seized, man arrested in drugs raid

17 June 2022
Cannabis and cash seized, man arrested in drugs raid

Cannabis and cash seized, man arrested in drugs raid

17 June 2022

A drugs raid at a Suffolk property resulted in a man being arrested and cannabis and cash being confiscated.


Suffolk gals are teaming up for comedy show

17 June 2022
Suffolk gals are teaming up for comedy show

Suffolk gals are teaming up for comedy show

17 June 2022

An elderly fox with a strong Suffolk accent and a BBC presenter are combining for a unique show in a Suffolk town.


Peter, 79, retires after 49 years of playing football

17 June 2022
Peter, 79, retires after 49 years of playing football

Peter, 79, retires after 49 years of playing football

17 June 2022

After more than 2,000 games of Friday night football in almost 50 years the full-time whistle has now gone for a 79-year-old player from Suffolk.


Special celebration as school hits 40

16 June 2022
Special celebration as school hits 40

Special celebration as school hits 40

16 June 2022

A Suffolk primary school has combined the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with its very own special birthday.


Celebration set for Armed Forces Week

15 June 2022
Celebration set for Armed Forces Week

Celebration set for Armed Forces Week

15 June 2022

A week of activities, including a military vehicle convoy, gets under way in a Suffolk town on Saturday for Armed Forces Week.


Remembering when Olympic torch bearers opted to keep the valuable items

15 June 2022
Remembering when Olympic torch bearers opted to keep the valuable items

Remembering when Olympic torch bearers opted to keep the valuable items

15 June 2022

Back in 2012, despite a number of Olympic Torches appearing on eBay, one town's torch bearers planned to hold on to theirs.


Why this company has gained national recognition for its name

14 June 2022
Why this company has gained national recognition for its name

Why this company has gained national recognition for its name

14 June 2022

A Suffolk tiler has come second in a national poll to find ‘Britain’s Best Small Business Names’.


Anti-semitic graffiti daubed on wall near primary school

13 June 2022
Anti-semitic graffiti daubed on wall near primary school

Anti-semitic graffiti daubed on wall near primary school

13 June 2022

The appearance of a swastika and other racist graffiti on a wall near a Suffolk schoolhas prompted a police appeal for information.


1,000 mile charity challenge in honour of late sports coach

12 June 2022
1,000 mile charity challenge in honour of late sports coach

1,000 mile charity challenge in honour of late sports coach

12 June 2022

A 24/7 fund-raiser that will take just shy of six weeks to complete is being undertaken in memory of a Suffolk man.


Main sponsor revealed for big summer show

10 June 2022
Main sponsor revealed for big summer show

Main sponsor revealed for big summer show

10 June 2022

The organisers of a Suffolk town's major free event has announced a new main sponsor, but said more businesses are welcome to get involved.


Council 'in cloud cuckoo land' over plans for new estate school

10 June 2022
Council 'in cloud cuckoo land' over plans for new estate school

Council 'in cloud cuckoo land' over plans for new estate school

10 June 2022

The lack of a safe drop-off point near a primary school due to be built as part of a 1,100 home development have been criticised.


Children step back in time for dino walk

09 June 2022
Children step back in time for dino walk

Children step back in time for dino walk

09 June 2022

The opening of a nature reserve near the Suffolk and Essex border was marked by a group of children when they completed a sponsored ‘Dinosaur Walk’ .