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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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Spring might not be on its way just yet, but striking white snowdrops are already emerging. Here are 7 great places to see them, plus many more suggestions.

Sport and physical activity are vital to addressing feelings of isolation, a major conference on health and fitness in the county has heard.

Emergency services have located the missing Thomas Pritchard, 81, from Stowmarket.

Two cars skidded off the road on a patch of black ice at the same spot this morning – prompting advice from police about driving in difficult weather conditions.

The white stuff could still fall on west Suffolk today and hit the east tomorrow morning.

More than £10million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council’s budget, it has emerged – with controversial plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

A flypast to honour the victims of a US bomber crash in Sheffield 75 years ago will go ahead after a moving campaign was launched, it was been confirmed.

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued today and there is a chance of some snow showers in the region.

The number of homeless people visiting A&E departments in Bury St Edmunds and Colchester has increased considerably in the past six years, an investigation has revealed.

New mums across Suffolk with post-natal depression and other mental health issues will benefit from targeted support when a specialist service expands its staff numbers.

It’s not long until half term, which runs from February 16-24. Here are suggestions of some things to do which are educational, and fun as well!

Do you remember when Freddos cost just 10p? Well this week is your chance to step back in time thanks to Tesco.

A giant spherical moon sculpture will be installed in Bury St Edmunds as part of an immersive lunar experience next month.

Military veterans are delaying asking for help with their mental health for nearly four years, survey results have revealed.

A £1million fund looks set to be introduced amid concerns hundreds of Suffolk children are being left to struggle with speech and language difficulties, potentially leaving them with life-long problems.

Thousands of pounds could be waiting for people living in Suffolk as dozens of estates remain unclaimed.

Not sure how to prepare? Want to get out of the house instead? Find out bird feed recipes and events around Suffolk in the RSPB’s comprehensive Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 guide.

January 21 is designated Blue Monday. Christmas is over, the credit card bills are in, the weather’s rubbish and you don’t get paid until the last day of the month. Here are some tips to get through it.

Concerns have been raised over the welfare of a missing teenager.

In his latest column, Suffolk chief constable GARETH WILSON writes about why an increase in council tax is needed to pay for more policing.

A Suffolk council which is under threat of having to approve speculative developments could be in a position to demonstrate its five year land supply by March.

Suffolk highways will be gritting the A12 and A14 as they prepare for sub-zero road temperatures in East Anglia tonight.

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