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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 stricken snake was rescued after being found stuck in a discarded children’s paddling pool behind a Travelode hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

After days of scorching temperatures, the mercury is set to take a tumble as thunderstorms take hold.

Schools have spoken of their pride in their students on A-level results day following an “incredibly difficult year”.

Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

A-level students in Suffolk will be able to use mock exam results to progress to university, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

A route-by-route review of travel arrangements for more than 2,000 pupils in Suffolk who rely on public transport to get to school is being carried out by transport chiefs.

Two NHS workers have received an award for saving the life of a man trapped in his Ipswich home by a fire.

An eye-catching stunt saw the Orwell Bridge brightly illuminated in red – but why?

Firefighters are currently battling a blaze inside a house in Stowmarket, which is said to be “well alight”.

A house in Stowmarket was badly damaged after a tumble dryer burst into flames.

Are you planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday, August 15?

Appropriate social media use for councillors could become enshrined in the code of conduct they must follow, after a couple of high profile incidents in Suffolk over the past few months.

Three chainsaws and an off-road motorcycle are among a number of items which have been stolen from a barn in Ashfield.

With school pupils unable to take GCSE and A-level exams this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, results have had to be calculated differently.

Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Woolpit.

Supply teacher agencies in Suffolk are making preparations for an increase in demand at the start of the new school year, education leaders have said.

Barbecue lovers have been warned of the “absolute stupidity” of lighting fires in Thetford Forest during the summer heatwave.

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

The Covid-19 infection rate in Suffolk is falling – with the county recording some of the lowest numbers in England, according to the latest weekly figures.

School leaders in Suffolk have raised concerns that A-level and GCSE students could see their hard-earned results downgraded at the final hurdle - through no fault of their own.

Temperatures are again set to top 30C on another sweltering day in Suffolk – before the chance of rain and storms.

Lockdown gave an aspiring artist from Ipswich the gift of time to pursue his work - and after only a few months he is on his way to becoming professional.

A driver caught doing donuts in a Tesco car park faces at least six points on his licence and £400 in fines, police have warned.

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