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About the Bury Mercury

About the Bury Mercury

In print, online, and via social media – we want to ensure that you can access news, entertainment and sport from Bury St Edmunds wherever you are.

The Bury Mercury team strive to be first with the news, bringing you breaking stories from west Suffolk as well as heart-warming stories that cement the feel of community spirit in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding towns and villages and all the latest from Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club and Bury Town FC.

Bury St Edmunds is home to highly-successful arts venue The Apex, the traditional Theatre Royal, the popular Picturehouse cinema and, of course, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. We want to celebrate this rich cultural influence through our entertainment pages, helping you to make the most of everything that is happening in Bury St Edmunds.

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A regional search and rescue organisation dedicated to finding missing people now has three new dogs in its team.

Around 30 people took to the streets in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon to make a stand over violence against women.

A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

A 23-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, who was named as being missing earlier today by police, was located this afternoon.

School choirs from across Suffolk are fine-tuning their performances for competition with the Great EACH Choir Off now just a few days away.

Plans to transfer ownership of a major country park in Suffolk – which sees around £175,000 visitors a year – have been backed by councillors.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the £1.2 million restoration of a medieval church in the grounds of Ickworth House.

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Sixty acts across 15 venues ... that’s the scale of this year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival which is set to attract thousands of people to the town during the Spring.

A group of business and retail students at West Suffolk College are staging a takeover of six charity shops in Bury St Edmunds with the aim of bringing in more cash.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A woman has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the A1071 between Boxford and Hadleigh this afternoon.

Emergency services have attended the scene of a car on its roof near in the village of Barrow near Bury St Edmunds.

Questions are being asked as to why a primary school, rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted last year, could be taken over by a trust from Cambridgeshire, rather than one across the road.

Children in Suffolk who grow up in areas that have the greatest literacy challenges are also likely to live much shorter lives than their peers, the first study of its kind has shown.

A driver was lucky to escape serious injury after her car ended up on its roof in a single-vehicle crash in Mildenhall in west Suffolk on Thursday night.

A prisoner and a member of staff were treated by paramedics after a fire at HM Prison Highpoint South in Stradishall in west Suffolk tonight.

Question marks have been raised over the strength of Visit Suffolk’s campaigns to attract visitors to the county, as those funding it fail to commit to cash beyond March next year.

Nearly £5,000 was raised following a football match which celebrated the lives of two friends who were tragically killed in a crash near Sudbury last year.

A woman is in hospital with suspected serious injuries after a collision at a petrol station in Haverhill.

A campaign has been launched to provide a new war memorial in a Suffolk village ready to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in November this year.

Mendlesham Post Office has announced it will be moving to a new premises on Old Market Street, with plans to offer an extra 18 hours service per week.

Firefighters freed a man at a building site near Newmarket this morning after he became trapped under some roofing.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash near a west Suffolk business park this morning.

Laughter, mystery and intrigue are promised at four village halls in Suffolk with the Theatre Royal’s Murder At... performances.

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