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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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Yesterday, 15:59

The inquest opened today into the death of Stowmarket resident Jessie Searle, whose UKIP councillor husband has been charged with her murder.

Suffolk’s highways website has been inundated with problem reports – many from frustrated drivers issuing angry warnings about the “dangerous” condition of the county’s roads.

A debate will be held in the House on Commons this week on whether England should adopt an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran arrives at BRIT Awards ceremony - wearing a wedding ring?

Bosses at a fast food chain have warned that stores could face disruption due to delivery issues for the rest of the week.

The equivalent of 92 ambulance staff shifts were lost in January due to delays at A&E in Suffolk and north Essex, it has been revealed.

Forecasters are predicting a cold start to the beginning of March as temperatures struggle to rise above freezing.

A tribute to disco pop icons The Bee Gees has been announced as the headline act for this year’s ‘Gig in the Garden’.

This year’s High Sheriff Awards have been presented to a selection of Suffolk’s most devoted charitable individuals and organisations.

Stowmarket Town Council has announced a brand new Food & Drink festival is coming to the town this summer.

Marvel’s latest instalment in their cinematic universe sees Chadewick Boseman reprise his role as the Black Panther and follows on directly from the events of his previous appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

A Suffolk organisation, which formed to “stop Brexit”, claims to be growing in numbers as it approaches its largest event to date – a regional rally on a nationwide day of action.

The A140 has reopened in Suffolk after a three vehicle crash this afternoon left traffic at a standstill.

A woman is reported to be suffering head and chest pains after the car she was in collided with a van in Suffolk this afternoon.

Pixie Lott could be your new neighbour, according to a national newspaper.

Norfolk police has thanked both Ipswich Town and Norwich City supporters for their behaviour at today’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road.

School choirs from across Suffolk are fine-tuning their performances for competition with the Great EACH Choir Off now just a few days away.

Music industry professionals in Suffolk have warned that a “long, sober look” is needed at supporting live music venues across the country, as a new national survey reveals threats to the future of some spaces.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

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A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A woman has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the A1071 between Boxford and Hadleigh this afternoon.

A number of Mid Suffolk District councillors have announced their plans to take the campaign calling for better mobility access at Needham Market station to Westminster.

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