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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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Passengers travelling towards Ipswich have been caught in disruption after a train broke down at Stowmarket station.

A Stowmarket museum is celebrating after being awarded a total of £50,000 in grants to support plans for an ambitious transformation over the next ten years.

About 18,000 new homes are needed in part of Suffolk in the next 15 years, according to latest figures.

This was the breathtaking scene when a rare, beautiful double rainbow appeared across the Suffolk skyline.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

A Suffolk charity that supports unpaid carers across the county has scooped a national award for its work in the community.

Extra investigators are being appointed in Suffolk in a bid to halt poor rates for solving serious sexual offences.

A deal has been inked by Suffolk police over its supply chain which could save the force £3million a year – enough to fund 60 police officers.

Dozens of objectors have raised concerns about a proposal to create supported housing in a terraced street.

Drivers are being warned of planned roadworks which could disrupt journeys on major roads in Suffolk and north Essex over the coming week.

Five women living in Suffolk care homes have been sharing advice they would give to their younger self.

In his final column before he retires, Suffolk police chief constable Gareth Wilson reflects on a week which saw the best and the worst of the county - from the conviction of Tavis Spencer-Aitken’s killers in Ipswich, to an awards ceremony recognising police officers’ work.

Suffolk’s pothole blight has been described as a “poor advert for our county” as latest figures show the council spends the least on pothole repair in East Anglia.

Suffolk’s Creating the Greenest County Awards will be held this summer for the first time in three years.

He started working the same year that England won the world cup, the BBC first broadcast in colour and the first credit card was launched in the UK, but now, after five decades of service, this power worker from Stonham Aspal is retiring.

Almost 200 holiday park tenants have been left without a permanent home after being told they can no longer stay at the Suffolk site all year round.

Tributes have been made to a Stowmarket Town Council worker who died from a blood clot less than two days after being taken to hospital following a fall.

Volunteers, sponsors and guests attended a special ceremony to officially open the new headquarters for Suffolk’s specialist search and rescue team.

“We are getting ever closer to the first spade going into the ground to make this bridge a reality.”

Suffolk businesses have received nearly half the amount allocated to Norfolk in two regional grant pots, latest data has revealed.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk firms are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit, as D-Day looms for the UK’s European Union withdrawal.

The pace of technological development increases all the time but one Suffolk learning provider has the answer for those struggling to keep up.

The opening hours for recycling centres in Suffolk are to change from the beginning of next month.

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