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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 couple from Mendlesham are among more than 200 British nationals who have been confined to their cabins for almost a week on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship where four people have died.

Suffolk and Essex have seen another rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

Parents have spoken of the challenges of homeschooling children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and have shared their tips.

A Suffolk headteacher has been given a gold star by parents for his message of support and advice over concerns about their children’s schooling during the coronavirus lockdown.

A pregnant mum from Suffolk said she feels empathy for midwives during the coronavirus outbreak – as union leaders warned maternity services must be ringfenced to ensure women get safe care.

A Suffolk MP battling coronavirus on the frontline is calling for rapid testing of NHS staff to reduce rising sickness levels – as he warned the crisis could last into 2021.

A week into lockdown schoolchildren, teachers and parents in Ipswich and Stowmarket, are still embracing the rainbow phenomenon which is keeping people positive.

The number of cases of coronavirus in Suffolk continues to rise, with the latest recorded figure now totalling 74.

The UK finally entered lockdown this week after numerous shutdowns – and scenes from Suffolk and beyond show empty streets and abandoned shops, restaurants and cafes.

The clocks go forward this weekend meaning we will lose an hour of sleep, but with the country in lockdown mode we have plenty of time to catch up.

With the prospect of weeks at home, finding interesting ways to spend quality time with family is even more important – Colchester’s best board game brains take a look at the best games to keep you entertained.

The number of people in the UK who have died after contracting coronavirus has now passed 1,000.

Chilly weather will arrive in Suffolk this weekend, as temperatures fall – despite us switching to British Summer Time overnight.

People in Suffolk are being urged to stay at home this weekend after county leaders issued a stark warning that “anyone can spread coronavirus”.

A mum from west Suffolk who has incurable cancer had been planning special trips with her family in the time she has left - but then the coronavirus outbreak struck.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices has made an urgent plea for support as the coronavirus crisis has seen it lose up to £100,000 a week in funds.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, loving and popular” Suffolk man who died after contracting coronavirus.

Community groups have banded together across Suffolk to help assist those most in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

A huge thank you has been expressed to teachers and school staff across Suffolk while they care for the children of key workers leading the country’s battle against coronavirus.

Greater Anglia has announced it is to make temporary changes to ticket office

Thousands of carers across Suffolk and Norfolk are to be given additional training and progression opportunities as part of a £7.5million investment.

Parents are still expected to hear whether their child has got their preferred primary school place next month.

Tesco are placing tighter restrictions on their online shopping orders – now limiting the number of items customers can order.

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