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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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Arts and craft makers will be demonstrating their skills at a summer mini market in Bury St Edmunds.

Two women have been freed from their car and airlifted to Addenbrooke's after a Ford Transit and VW Tiguan collided on a major Suffolk road.

The school summer holidays are kicking off with a scorcher - with a week of hot weather coming to Suffolk and Essex.

Nearly £100,000 of outstanding council tax and business rates debt is expected to be written-off by West Suffolk Council.

Two Suffolk councils which have controversially invested millions of pounds into out-of-county retail, office and commercial property are set to sign off their investment firm's business plan for the year this week. Here is what they already own:

Most young children wouldn't give the ability to run around freely a moment's thought.

All the latest news, travel and weather in Suffolk and north Essex posted directly on our live blog.

Parents have raised fresh questions about controversial changes to school transport, as some families say they will not find out if their child has a solution until just days before school starts.

A midwife is to make an impassioned plea for hospitals to pay for more childbirth assistants in a bid to vastly improve babies' and parents' health.

A group of Bury St Edmunds power workers raised around £1,500 for charity after cycling more than 100 miles in tribute to a former colleague.

A charity chief will attempt to visit 50 churches around the country in just 50 hours to raise funds in a bid to fight heritage crime.

Work on a dedicated task force to look at climate change measures in West Suffolk is set to take a step forward this week.

Suffolk Highways has teamed up with a Finnish AI company on a pilot aiming to better assess the state of the county's roads.

Suffolk's fire service is to review its response to road traffic collisions, it has been confirmed.

Next weekend will mark the end of an era for a popular Bury St Edmunds shoe shop which has served generations of people in the town over nearly 66 years.

As many as 12 councillors could be lost at Suffolk County Council when the next local elections are held in 2021 in a bid to save more than £128,000 a year.

A scheme to enable volunteers to carry out low level highways work has already seen towns and parishes start work just weeks after being launched.

An event held in Suffolk this week sought to encourage house builders and construction firms to factor nature into their plans from the start.

A senior council group leader has publicly apologised to a Labour party colleague who had complained she had been bullied by her.

Safety fears over a controversial 'ghost' junction in a Suffolk village have been reignited after a serious accident nearby at the weekend.

Air ambulance charities in the East of England have secured a huge slice of government funding to support their life-saving work.

Roadworks which have crippled a Suffolk town are due to overrun to allow 'additional works' to take place.

West Suffolk's sporting community will be celebrated at St Edmundsbury Cathedral later this year when a prestigious awards ceremony returns.

A £200,000 skate park has been given the go ahead in a Suffolk market town after a two year campaign driven by local parents.

Demonstrations against the northern bypass have ramped up after campaigners gathered at Suffolk County Council - but a motion for work to cease failed to gain traction.

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