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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 touch of Hollywood came to Suffolk when a town held its cinema-themed carnival.

Suffolk Highways has teamed up with a Finnish AI company on a pilot aiming to better assess the state of the county's roads.

Suffolk's fire service is to review its response to road traffic collisions, it has been confirmed.

As many as 12 councillors could be lost at Suffolk County Council when the next local elections are held in 2021 in a bid to save more than £128,000 a year.

Are you looking to brighten up your life with a new bird? The RSPCA in Martlesham is currently looking for homes for six Budgies, three Cockatiels and one Kakariki.

A scheme to enable volunteers to carry out low level highways work has already seen towns and parishes start work just weeks after being launched.

A senior council group leader has publicly apologised to a Labour party colleague who had complained she had been bullied by her.

Air ambulance charities in the East of England have secured a huge slice of government funding to support their life-saving work.

Roadworks which have crippled a Suffolk town are due to overrun to allow 'additional works' to take place.

Nine years after the third instalment of the Toy Story trilogy seemingly brought the series to an end, Woody, Buzz and their friends are back once again for another adventure. This time embarking on a road trip with their new owner Bonnie.

This delightful thatched cottage at Monks Eleigh, which comes complete with planning permission for a contemporary extension, is on the market for just £395,000.

Suffolk's first pagan festival is taking place at Stonham Barns, this weekend.

A £200,000 skate park has been given the go ahead in a Suffolk market town after a two year campaign driven by local parents.

Demonstrations against the northern bypass have ramped up after campaigners gathered at Suffolk County Council - but a motion for work to cease failed to gain traction.

Climate change protestors who staged a dramatic 'die-in' protest outside a Suffolk council have called on bosses to "act now" on its environmental pledges.

Find all the latest travel news, headlines and news stories across Suffolk and north Essex all in one place.

This weekend children will be able to meet their favourite Toy Story characters and get to relax on a beach at Kidzfest at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Tourism bosses in Bury St Edmunds are hoping for a big boost to the town's visitors, after the release date for Armando Iannucci's new Suffolk-filmed flick has been announced.

Stars of the silver screen are set to role down the red carpet as part of a film themed Carnival in Stowmarket.

People in Ipswich are nearly twice as likely to smoke than in some areas of Suffolk, a new study has revealed.

A task force is to be created in September at a Suffolk council to come up with measures to make the authority carbon neutral in the next decade.

Suffolk County Council's cabinet approved the new model for specialist speech and language education at its Tuesday meeting, which will focus on earlier intervention.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is on the horizon, but this year it could be hampered by the moon.

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