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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 heroin antidote is now available without subscription at five Suffolk pharmacies.

Suffolk Libraries will be brightening up their book stores this weekend ahead of Elmer's Big Parade - Suffolk to celebrate 30 years of the popular patchwork elephant.

If you run out of an essential item over the bank holiday, or need some chops and sausages for a last-minute barbecue, when will your local supermarket be open? This is our guide to opening times on bank holiday Monday, May 27.

Officers have been called to the A14 westbound at Haughley after a multi-vehicle collision.

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

An inquest has been opened into the death of a musician in Bury St Edmunds who believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

A Suffolk charity will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding after scooping a prestigious national award for its work.

Which pharmacies will be open on bank holiday Monday, May 27? Check our guide if you need to pick up medicines or ask a pharmacist for advice

Children's social care services in Suffolk have been awarded an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted following an inspection.

A dramatic first meeting of the new-look Mid Suffolk District Council has resulted in a new leader - but went down to the wire with the chairman's casting vote.

A teenager has been charged in connection with suspected drug offences in Bury St Edmunds.

The number of Suffolk teenagers being housed in unregulated accommodation has more than quadrupled in the past decade - amid concerns about their vulnerability to criminals and paedophiles.

Experts from the RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Suffolk Biodiversity Information name species they believe could become extinct from our region.

A motorcyclist remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash in Debenham at the weekend.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes and even some dressed as Disney characters, had a 'pawesome' time at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

GP patients in east and west Suffolk now have the ability to book and manage appointments and order repeat prescriptions through an app on their smart phone.

Families across the county are set to lace up their walking shoes and ditch the school run as part of a week-long campaign to boost activity levels in Suffolk.

Weird and Wonderful Wood has lived up to its name, with an amazing selection of wood-themed attractions at the annual event.

With the UN suggesting we're all going to hell in a handcart, one of our greatest writers about farming and rural life still reminds us what we risk losing

Thousands of Suffolk and Essex pupils have endured Key Stage 2 SATs tests this week - now's your chance to see how you would do.

A vital bus service linking Hadleigh, Sudbury and many Suffolk villages which looked under threat of closure will continue, it has been revealed.

Prince William has spoken of how he was left with a "very depressing" feeling when dealing with families losing their loved ones during his time as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot.

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