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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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Local headlines

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Learner drivers in Suffolk will be happy to hear that Ipswich has the second highest driving test pass rate in the whole of the UK.

The coldsnap that has gripped Suffolk and north Essex this weekend is to continue over coming days, forecasters have warned.

Do you know someone who lives in Ipswich who is a hit on Instagram? Or a blogger or vlogger that loves shouting about what Suffolk has to offer?

A slimmer has credited a football scheme entitled Man V Fat and a weight loss group with his dramatic image change after losing 8st .

Families and supporters of Friends of the Earth gathered in Ipswich on Saturday afternoon to clear up the area around Cardinal Park.

Earlier this week it was revealed the Scottish FA are expected to ban children from heading footballs - but should Suffolk follow suit?

Are you taking part in Veganuary? Or just looking to try something a bit different? Take a look at our roundup of seven places to try vegan sausage rolls in Suffolk, including Portman Road stadium and even West Suffolk Hospital.

Brave Suffolk soldier spent 18 hours dodging artillery fire, machine-gun bullets and snipers during critical mission

A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a woman in Newmarket.

A drug-dealer, a burglar who targeted elderly women and a drunk hospital visitor who stole laughing gas from an ambulance are among the criminals who have been sentenced to time in prison this week.

Icy weather is on its way to Suffolk and north Essex - with parts of East Anglia set to endure plunging temperatures of as low as -5C.

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

A new homes competition, solar power plant and better council provision in the district are ideas which opposition groups at a Suffolk authority have called for.

Plans have been unveiled to bring up to 20 council sites forward for housing developments - with nearly £11 million pledged to kick start the scheme.

A 29-year-old mum from Sudbury is giving a new lease of life to a police station by opening her "dream" body piercing shop, after years of caring for her late grandmother.

A newly married couple from Bury St Edmunds are starting off their life together by getting into shape - with the help of Channel 4's How to Lose Weight Well.

A plea hearing for a teenager accused of attempting to murder a woman who suffered multiple stab wounds during a knife attack in Needham Market has been adjourned to allow a psychiatric report to be prepared on him.

More than 1,000 people are expected to visit an unusual Ipswich vintage sale, where shoppers pay for pre-loved, retro clothing items by weight.

Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

Fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people in Suffolk by pretending to be police officers or bank officials, it has been warned.

A plea has been made by Mid Suffolk's Green party for more to be done for Stowmarket, amid warnings it will not thrive without help.

Bosses from Greater Anglia are being invited to Suffolk County Council to explain what has happened during the difficult roll-out of their new trains over the winter.

The jury in the trial of a 42-year-old Stowmarket man accused of assaulting his partner has been discharged for legal reasons.

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