Search

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.

Related titles

A selection of our magazine titles can be found below. Click the magazines to find out more.

Local headlines

Yesterday, 19:30

Stars from across the world have donated items to the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction. Today, we look at some of the best sporting lots – including contributions from Usain Bolt, Ben Stokes and Dame Jessica Ennis Hill.

West End veteran Ruthie Henshall, crowned one of Suffolk’s most inspiring women, has signed up for the 2020 edition of I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here.

Staying in Tier 1 is Suffolk’s best chance at economic recovery from Covid-19, Suffolk leaders have said.

Conmen posing as bogus callers from a fictional “water board” are likely to be on the prowl during the darker winter nights, it has been warned.

A road outside of Ipswich was closed for around seven hours after a serious crash involving two vehicles.

The latest coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk and north Essex have been revealed by the government.

An inquest into the death of a baby girl whose body was found at a recycling centre in Needham Market has been adjourned.

Tests on more human remains found following the discovery of bones in a Suffolk river have shown they all belonged to the same person.

Government plans to bypass the planning system in order to set up lorry parks for queued up port traffic post-Brexit have been dubbed “a disgrace” amid fears locals will not get a voice.

Calls for a blanket 20mph speed limit for Suffolk’s residential roads have been rejected amid opinions that it could not be enforced.

The auction lots for the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction include donations from stars across the world – and include everything from Ed’s childhood Lego, to tickets for the GRAMMY Awards. Here are some of the unique offerings.

The trust that runs West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has bought a multi-million-pound manor house with 70 acres of land as an option for its new site.

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

Ed Sheeran’s handwritten lyrics to his global hit Perfect will be among more than 200 exclusive and unique lots auctioned to raise funds for two Suffolk good causes.

Suffolk’s foodbanks are already gearing up for what they’re predicting will be a long winter.

Applications for spare seats on school buses in Suffolk open on Friday, after having to be frozen because of coronavirus.

A meteor shower over Suffolk and Essex is expected to peak tonight and tomorrow - with up to 25 “very bright” shooting stars an hour.

Imposing a new national coronavirus lockdown would be “inappropriate” for East Anglia, a leading medic advising the government has said.

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.

Heavy rain and wind are set to continue hitting Suffolk this morning after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning.

There were twice as many drug-related deaths in Ipswich last year compared to the previous year, new figures have revealed.

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Newsletter Sign Up

Stowmarket Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24