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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, 18:33

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

Two inspiring volunteers from a Stowmarket bowls club have scooped awards for their hard work in the community.

The mother of missing Cockfield man Chas Thacker has made a heartfelt plea for help in searching for her son.

Suffolk shopkeepers are being urged to ban the sale of eggs and flour to young people as part of a police crackdown on antisocial behaviour this Halloween.

Suffolk businessman Tim Evan is aiming to create waves to raise money for two important charities.

Sixth forms and colleges across Suffolk have united for a campaign to lobby the government for better funding.

Scores of Suffolk schools have signed up for a fresh project to boost attainment – but education chiefs have confirmed no extra cash has been pumped into it.

West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds has linked up with a Needham Market primary school on a project to commemorate Armistice next month.

Opposition councillors at Suffolk County Council have raised fresh questions over the council’s ‘Greenest County’ claim, after it has emerged its new energy deal relies 100% on nuclear power.

Patients have hit out at “scandalous” parking charges at our region’s hospitals after it was revealed they made millions of pounds from their car parks.

A torchlit parade and burning boat formed the spectacular finale to Suffolk’s first Saxon and Viking show.

Visitors to Stonham Barns were transported more than 1,000 years back in time as the site was transformed into a battleground fit for the Dark Ages.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable GARETH WILSON talks about how his force is dealing with the mental health pressures the job of policing can place on his staff.

Villagers in Woolpit are “furious” plans for a housing development they feel would harm the medieval centre have been allowed at appeal - and many lay the blame with the district council.

Black bin bags full of rubbish were left strewn across a part of the Suffolk countryside.

Thick fog across the East of England overnight could cause travel disruption during the weekend, weather forecasters have warned.

People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy.

Suffolk’s fostering and adoption service has shined a spotlight on some of the harder children to find homes for in its latest campaign.

This year’s Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk have been announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in Hadleigh.

Once the mist and fog clears this morning, it is set to be a dry and bright day in Suffolk and north Essex with plenty of sunshine expected over the weekend.

A former art teacher from Stowmarket is auctioning 10 unique paintings signed by some of the biggest names in English football.

Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

Foodbanks in Suffolk have been stepping in to supply tampons to schools, it has revealed, as support is growing to end “period poverty”.

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