Search

Local headlines

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.

Yesterday, 09:07

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

Yesterday, 19:00

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

Yesterday, 13:09
Tim Passmore

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.

Yesterday, 11:13
United Kingdom

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.

Jack Abbott

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.

Mon, 09:15
West Suffolk College

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

Andrew Stringer

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.

Mon, 05:30
Ipswich Hospital

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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Nick Gowrley

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.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Dan Holley

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

Friday, October 19, 2018
Jack Abbott

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.

Friday, October 19, 2018

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

Friday, October 19, 2018
St Mary's Church

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

Friday, October 19, 2018
Met Office

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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Matthew Hicks

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Suffolk County Council

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ipswich

Think you know everything there is to know about Glasswells, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ipswich store this weekend? Think again.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Phil Garner

The chilly autumnal snap which saw temperatures drop close to freezing in parts of the region last night is set to continue into next week’s school half-term holidays.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Gordon Jones

A fresh drive to boost attainment in Suffolk schools has been announced by education chiefs – but mystery surrounds what it will involve.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Suffolk police

Ghosts, aliens, witches and zombies were just some of the unearthly creatures referenced in calls to Suffolk Constabulary last year, new data reveals.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Jack Abbott

Parents of vulnerable children with complex needs have raised safeguarding fears about a Suffolk special school after pupils returned home with unexplained injuries – some requiring hospital attention.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
United Kingdom

A national charity is calling for greater awareness of blindness in East Anglia.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
United Kingdom

Invading hoards of Dark Ages tribes have called on the modern day Suffolk population to join them in celebrating the crafts, traditions, wars and superstitions of the era at the county’s first Saxon and Viking festival.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Suffolk County Council

Suffolk has risen 40 places in national league tables for students in the county achieving the standard GCSE pass in English and maths, provisional figures have revealed.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
United Kingdom

East Anglia’s weather will have a distinctly cloudy feel this morning as a band of cloud and rain passes across the region.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Suffolk police

Train services running through Stowmarket station are returning to normal following an earlier broken down freight train but delays can still be expected.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Jack Abbott

Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Babergh District Council

Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet has given the final sign-off for a £3million pot dedicated to buying property in the district which becomes available.

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Stowmarket Mercury regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24