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About the Stowmarket Mercury

About the Stowmarket Mercury

In print, online, and via social media – we want to ensure that you can access news, entertainment and sport from Stowmarket wherever you are.

The Stowmarket Mercury is the latest addition to the Archant Suffolk stable and is at the heart of your community.

The bustling market town of Stowmarket is home to the historic Museum of East Anglian Life, the community-run John Peel Centre for Creative Arts and the successful Regal Theatre.

And the Mercury team aim to bring you all the latest news from these key attractions, plus reports from your key local football teams and breaking news.

We aim to be first with the news for Stowmarket and the surrounding towns and villages including Needham Market, Stowupland, Great Finborough, Combs and Haughley.

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A courageous Second World War veteran has been remembered as a “real Ipswich hero” following his death at 101.

Rail services on the Great Eastern Main Line are back to normal today after a track fault on the approach to Liverpool Street station caused disruption last week.

Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with making threats, harrassment and theft offences.

An eight-year-old Ed Sheeran fan has attended one of the pop star’s concerts just months after he joined a campaign to help save her life.

A book of rare picture postcards and prints of Elmswell over the past 100 years has helped to raise more than £1,200 for the village’s library.

A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

Controversial plans to award councillors at two Suffolk authorities an allowance rise of 25% upwards could be delayed until next year, if opposition proposals go through.

Forecasters have predicted some warmer weather in the region this week – and temperatures could hit the 26C (78F) mark on Wednesday.

Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

Much-loved British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin will appear at a special event in Woodbridge launching a film festival on the subject of food and drink.

One in five cancer patients in Suffolk and north-east Essex faced a “horrendous” wait of more two months for treatment last year, it has been revealed.

A start up is getting women of all ages up on the dancefloor for a spin, but not in a nightclub.

Weather experts are predicting a warm weekend across Suffolk and Essex, but are warning of the chance of thunder and rain.

Take a look at the interactive map which has been created to show you what events are happening on Suffolk Day and where you can find them.

A new chief nurse appointed to the region’s mental health trust has vowed to drive safety improvements and regain people’s confidence in services.

Paramedic Tracy Nicholls has been appointed as director of clinical quality and improvement at East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST).

A missing tortoise from Bacton has been reunited with his family thanks to a search campaign led by his nine-year-old owner.

Rail commuters will be breathing a sigh of relief after it was announced a full train service on the Great Eastern Main Line will resume from Monday following a week of disruption.

The second stage of The Women’s Tour 2018 is today underway following yesterday’s successful start in Framlingham.

A new TV show is looking for pets with quirky, funny, and embarrassing traits to star in a teatime series.

A number of opposition councillors have expressed their doubts about a new multi-million pound plan to transform Stowmarket – arguing greater focus is needed on improving transport in the town.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Suffolk and north Essex courts in May.

Some of the country’s top cyclists will be on show today for the first stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, described as “the most prestigious stage race of the season”, which sets off from Framlingham and ends in Southwold.

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