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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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The manager of a Bury St Edmunds bakery faces a court bill of more than £7,000 after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences.

To mark 100 days to go until the inaugural closed road cycling event for Bury St Edmunds, children from Abbots Green Academy celebrated with an afternoon of cycling skills, drills and games.

Free beer, street food, live music and a festival vibe were on the menu at the inaugural Open Brewery Night hosted by Bury St Edmunds-based brewer Greene King.

Dedicated staff at Colchester Hospital have been heralded as new figures show the trust has smashed the national A&E waiting time target for the third month in a row.

An ambulance was called to the scene of a road traffic collision on Newmarket Road, in Risby, this afternoon.

Eight companies have recalled their children’s blackcurrant cough syrup due to a problem with one of the ingredients.

A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

A Newmarket secondary school has had double reason to celebrate after planning permission for its new library was granted – at the same time it received an £10,000 anonymous donation.

Social media networks should have a legal duty to protect their users from harm, West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has said.

Six creative young people are set to take to the stage as part of an ambitious theatre project in Stowmarket.

A Bury St Edmunds care home is inviting the community to join in with the celebrations at its summer fête this weekend.

Plans to approve an allowance increase for Babergh councillors of 25% upwards have been given the go ahead – despite swathes of public criticism.

The thoughtful staff at a food depot in Stowmarket took part in a bumper volunteering project this month – refurbishing a number of rooms at a local school.

A group of sixth-form students at a Bury St Edmunds school have raised more than £2,500 for charity after they hosted a special garden party.

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

Two vehicles have been involved in a crash in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon.

A Suffolk woman living with a debilitating condition has spoken out about her “depressing” battle to keep her disability benefit – and her life-line car.

An American serviceman who died after a crash in Cambridgeshire on Sunday has been named by police.

Volunteers at a popular Stowmarket museum have been commended for their work on a spectacular walled garden, due to open this weekend.

With Suffolk Day taking place this week we look at some of the many things we love about our county.

With just two days to do until we come together to celebrate our wonderful county, one Suffolk fan has created a range of tasty goods inspired by the place she calls home.

A woman whose death prompted a police investigation died in accidental circumstances, an inquest heard today.

From guided walks and competitions to live broadcasts and bell ringing there’s going to be a host of events and something for everyone to enjoy and get involved with on Suffolk Day in west Suffolk.

Commuters were evacuated from a busy train station in London today due to reports of a fire, which turned out to be a false alarm.

Newmarket Racecourse has launched a competition to find someone who has completed an act of kindness or a good deed with the winner being treated to an amazing set of prizes.

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