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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Yesterday, 17:31

Police are narrowing their search as they continue to investigate the discovery of a dead baby at a recycling centre.

Market traders in Hadleigh, Stowmarket and Sudbury could be eligible for a new grant to support small businesses through the Covid-19 crisis.

A race equality campaigner has spoken out against “unlawful discrimination” ahead of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Ipswich.

Three more McDonald’s restaurants in Suffolk have reopened as the gradual relaxing of the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Greggs stores across Suffolk could be open as soon as mid-June after the company’s trial reopening in the north-east of England was successful.

Another day, another collection of beautiful gardens from our readers across Suffolk and Essex.

The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group at Suffolk County Council has adopted a new leader.

Hundreds of people treated for Covid-19 infections at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have recovered enough to return home, it has emerged.

Schools in Suffolk have continued to adapt to the “new normal” after reopening to more children this week as part of eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Race campaign leaders have said ‘the time for action is now’ after a public health review shows that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) residents are more likely to die from coronavirus.

Mental health experts in Suffolk have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.

We have been inundated with your garden photos – has yours made it into today’s gallery?

The death toll from coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes remains in double figures this week – but new deaths are at their lowest level since the beginning of April, figures reveal.

Suffolk children’s entertainer Robbie James will be among the first in the country to launch socially distanced children’s parties.

Incredible drone footage shows Suffolk firefighters tackling a huge blaze at a Suffolk barn in the early hours of this morning.

A driver speeding at a shocking 140mph on the A14 in Suffolk during the coronavirus lockdown has been branded as “utterly irresponsible”.

There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported in Suffolk and north Essex by NHS England on Tuesday.

Twelve fire crews were called to a barn in Stonham Aspal as firefighters spent several hours tackling the blaze overnight.

Shops in Suffolk and north Essex are preparing to reopen, with John Lewis and Primark having announced their opening dates, though Debenhams and Next have not confirmed theirs yet.

Rainfall is forecast in Suffolk and Essex for the first time in weeks from tomorrow - as last month was confirmed as the driest May on record in the region.

The value of pension fund investments by Suffolk County Council plummeted by £327million as a result of coronavirus, latest figures show.

The leaders of Suffolk council are being urged to create a climate emergency role at cabinet level so the issue can be addressed with greater “energy and conviction”.

Fewer pupils and schools returned in Suffolk today than anticipated, according to education chiefs, as parents proved to be cautious about sending their children back.

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