Local headlines

An East Anglian ale brewed with barley long thought to have been extinct has been shortlisted for a major industry award.

Early concept plans have been unveiled for a brand new multi-million pound sixth form centre due to open in Bury St Edmunds next year.

A family’s continued fundraising drive in memory of a Bury St Edmunds woman has raised more than £50,000 for a hospice based in the town.

A donation from the founder of an international horse racing and breeding operation will fund a new library for a Newmarket secondary school.

Six men were taken to hospital after a lengthy police chase which started in Norfolk ended with car crash in a hamlet near Newmarket.

New powers to tackle rogue landlords – including fines of up to £30,000 – are now available to west Suffolk councils following decisions to adopt new policy.

One lane of the A11 at Elveden is currently blocked following a two-vehicle crash.

A jobs fair promoting employment opportunities for students and the wider community in west Suffolk has been hailed a success.

A homeless man forced to live in an abandoned car in Stowmarket for six months has been taken in by The Salvation Army in Ipswich.

The Duke of Cambridge will be Prince Harry’s best man at his highly-anticipated royal wedding to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

An elderly pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being knocked down by a mobility scooter in Stowmarket.

If you are desperate for a three-day weekend you will be happy to hear that you don’t have long to wait.

The iconic Dulux dog will make an appearance in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow as a new store opens in the town, with the creation of a number of jobs.

Children will be able to see their favourite artists for free when accompanied by a paying adult at the Summer Saturday Live events at Newmarket Racecourses, it has been announced.

A “landmark development” to improve Bury St Edmunds historic town centre including a widened link between the Arc shopping centre and the old quarter have been approved.

A community project in Bury St Edmunds which is aiming to bring generations together is asking people to share old photographs and memorabilia of the town’s market for a pop-up museum.

As new research reveals just 50% of patients in Suffolk are happy with the way they book GP appointments, we are asking readers to share their views.

A hotly-tipped new film based around The Beatles, which is rumoured to star Ed Sheeran, will be shot in Suffolk, publicists have said.

A charity for victims of childhood sexual abuse in Suffolk and Norfolk has appointed former Ipswich Town and England footballer Kieron Dyer as its latest ambassador.

A Bury St Edmunds man raised more than £400 for a stillbirth charity after completing the London Marathon on Sunday.

Two English teachers from a Haverhill secondary school – who only met for the first time last week – managed to bump into each other as they prepared to tackle the London Marathon.

A Haverhill primary school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fashion parade and historical exhibition.

More than 6,500 potholes in Suffolk have been repaired since the start of the year as the county council continues its all-out war to tackle the issue across the county.

In Brief is the new and improved weekly newsletter brought to you by the Bury Mercury brimming with all of your local news highlights.

The Academy of Ancient Music, recognised as the finest period instrument orchestra in the world, is performing in Bury St Edmunds next month.

Photo highlights

Community sport


Isabel Darvill of the Marks Tey-based Velo-Schils team climbed to victory in the Essex Roads Cycling Club Women Road Race at East Hanningfield.

Suffolk official Emily Heaslip said it was ‘an ideal way to finish the season’ after she was appointed as an assistant referee at this season’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup Final this weekend, writes Nick Garnham.

Mildenhall captain, Ben Shepperson, highlighted the roles played by some of his club debutants following Saturday’s eye-opening two-wicket win over Swardeston.

Mildenhall will have raised a few eyebrows after recording a fine two-wicket win over former champions Swardeston on the opening day of the East Anglian Premier League season, at Wamil Way on Saturday.

Sudbury skipper, Tom Huggins, plundered his third successive century, in the East Anglian Premier League, as his side thumped hosts Bury St Edmunds by 238 runs at The Victory Ground in Saturday’s opening league fixture of the summer.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers will get their 2018 season under way at the fourth time of asking when they host the Stoke ‘AR Richards’ Potters on Saturday evening (7.30pm start) under the West Row lights!

Suffolk T20 coach Tom Huggins expects the county to be challenging strongly in the shortest format of the game this season, writes Nick Garnham.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 19

Cinderford 24

Cinderford clinched the title, but for an hour it looked an unlikely victory as the hosts led 19–5, writes Simon Lord.

MIKE BACON casts his eye over Saturday night’s Witches home defeat to Lakeside Hammers.

Bury St Edmunds head coach Jon Curry is hoping his side can have some fun in the sun when they host champions-elect Cinderford.

Cricket correspondent CARL MARSTON previews the new East Anglian Premier League season, speaking to the captains of our region’s five top clubs

All roads lead to the Mildenhall Stadium in West Row, on Sunday, 2pm, as Mildenhall host a testimonial meeting for one of the sport’s true gentleman.

Jon Armstrong epitomises everything that is good about the sport of speedway.

Charlie Appleby further strengthened his hand in the fillies’ Classic division as Soliloquy ran out an emphatic winner of the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, writes Keith Hamer.

2017 winner Amy Pritchard returned to the Waveney Valley to score a repeat victory in the Wolsey Road Club’s Pat Pepper Memorial 25, and this year broke the course record to boot, writes Fergus Muir.

Dom Manthorpe is preparing to take the next steps to what he hopes will be a career as a first-class cricketer, writes Nick Garnham.

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24