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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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The annual summer production in Stowmarket is underway, with families invited to see The Railway Children this week.

A new East of England Co-op funeral branch will open in Stowmarket this week to extend its support to the town’s community.

A footbridge in Stowmarket has received a new lick of paint as part of two initiatives in the town.

With Bank Holiday Monday on August 28, many chemists and pharmacies will be closed for the day or open for a limited time.

A Stowmarket museum is looking for individuals, community groups and schools to help set a Guinness World Record for the longest Suffolk puff caterpillar.

A delivery driver is facing a trial after pleading not guilty to causing the death of a 72-year-old Suffolk cyclist by careless driving.

Colourful hanging baskets which are brightening a Stowmarket shopping street are on display thanks to the town council and a housing developer.

An Essex theatre has been given a cash grant to buy a captioning unit.

With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Work to maintain safety by repairing the Ewell Bridge in Essex continues this week, and there will be several closures on the A14 in Suffolk starting from August 21.

A highly respected member of the governing body of the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to retire at the end of the month.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex are this week waiting for their GCSE results, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.

More than 100 pollution incidents have been reported at livestock farms in Suffolk and Essex since 2010, including pig muck leaking into rivers.

The research has revealed the county is in the top 10 – with key indicators showing it’s a great place for pensioners to live.

Take our 20 question quiz to see how much of an expert you are on global cuisine.

With the V Festival getting under way, health chiefs say it’s important to make sure you are vaccinated if you are attending major events.

This quiz is bound to take you down memory lane – see how well you do at identifying what year these pictures of popular Ipswich spots were taken.

Nearly 200 suspects are wanted by Suffolk police for crimes from rape to drug offences – but we can’t tell you who they are because officers say it would breach their privacy.

More than 1,700 people will be running through Ipswich this evening – here are the key details for those taking part and going along to cheer them on.

Part of the A14 has re-opened after a lorry towing a trailer with a ride-on lawnmower on top crashed near Stowmarket this morning (August 18).

Urgent action needs to be taken against childhood obesity, leaders have warned, as new figures show at least 34 people aged under 25 in the East of England have Type 2 diabetes.

Health bosses are warning people to stay healthy and look after themselves during this year’s V Festival.

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