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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Extra markets will be held across west Suffolk in the lead-up to Christmas following the end of the national lockdown, a council has announced.

Coronavirus cases have risen in Ipswich but have begun to fall elsewhere in Suffolk and north Essex, latest government data has revealed.

A retail empire with stores across Suffolk, including Topman and Topshop, is set to collapse within days - putting 15,000 jobs at risk, according to reports.

The death of a “bubbly and funny” 33-year-old after she fell from a second-floor window was drug-related, a coroner has ruled.

One of Suffolk’s “finest sons” has posthumously been recognised at a prestigious national councillor awards ceremony.

Staycation has been one of the big buzz words of this year and it is likely to be around for most of 2021 as the coronvirus continues to disrupt our lives - but instead of seeing it as a limitation, I intend to embrace the opportunity to see more of this great island.

Issues around the closure of the Orwell Bridge in high winds are set to be discussed in Parliament next week, after Ipswich MP Tom Hunt secured a debate.

A Suffolk helpline formed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken more than 12,000 calls from vulnerable people in the community.

It will be at least two weeks before Suffolk and Essex can move out of Tier 2 virus measures – and everyone needs to stick to the rules to reduce cases and ensure that happens.

Center Parcs has confirmed it will reopen its Elveden Forest holiday village after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown ends.

Comedian Griff Rhys Jones is tomorrow starting a quirky auction selling off celebrities’ belongings to raise money for Ipswich’s Treehouse children’s hospice.

Nearly 9,000 children aged between two and three in Suffolk and north-east Essex have not received their winter flu vaccines – despite GPs alerting their parents.

Five people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of hare coursing, police have said.

As the whole of Suffolk prepares to be placed under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, we look at how the current situation compares to Tier 1 areas such as Cornwall.

The East of England has been placed under Tier 2 of the government’s coronavirus restrictions which will begin when lockdown ends – but what do the rules mean?

A total of 17 coronavirus vaccination sites will be set up across Suffolk and north Essex, it has been announced.

People in Suffolk and Essex will today learn what tier the counties will be placed in when the national lockdown comes to an end.

Coronavirus rates in Ipswich have continued to rise into the mid 100s – although the rest of Suffolk has seen a reduction.

Firefighters from across west Suffolk have spent the evening battling a kitchen blaze in Cavenham.

Citizens Advice Ipswich has issued some top tips on how to stay safe and shop savvy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Suffolk leaders have welcomed chancellor Rishi Sunak’s commitment to policing, health, education and further Covid-19 support in today’s Spending Review, but the refusal to agree a blanket public sector pay rise has caused division.

A ban on pub visits over the festive season could lead to an outbreak of loneliness, a pub landlady has warned.

“Reduced visibility” was one of the factors in a tragic plane crash off the North Sea which led to the death of a much-loved RAF Lakenheath fighter pilot, an investigation has found.

A CCTV image has been released by police after a man stole almost £500 of tools from a Suffolk Homebase store.

Leaders have called for Suffolk and Essex to be placed under the lowest form of restrictions when the coronavirus lockdown ends next week.

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