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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 facilities management firm has bought its second Suffolk pub after branching out into the hospitality trade.

A primary school near Newmarket has scooped a digital award for its use of internet-based technology to reduce teacher workload and increase pupil collaboration during lessons.

An inquest has been opened into the death of a musician in Bury St Edmunds who believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

Suffolk's community heroes who go above and beyond to help people in their local area will be recognised in a new awards scheme.

The distinctive livery of Foulger Transport's fleet is familiar to many East Anglian motorists. Steven Russell learns about the figure behind it: a businessman, yes, but also a humanitarian, thinker and inventor.

More than 1,500 visitors attended a creative festival at West Suffolk College last week where students got the chance to showcase their work.

Celebrations in Bury St Edmunds to mark the Chinese New Year raised thousands of pounds for charity.

A heroin antidote is now available without subscription at five Suffolk pharmacies.

Suffolk Libraries will be brightening up their book stores this weekend ahead of Elmer's Big Parade - Suffolk to celebrate 30 years of the popular patchwork elephant.

If you run out of an essential item over the bank holiday, or need some chops and sausages for a last-minute barbecue, when will your local supermarket be open? This is our guide to opening times on bank holiday Monday, May 27.

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

Building work has finally started on a multi-million pound new sixth form centre in Bury St Edmunds - which will open in September next year.

A music festival which started as a few bands on the back of a trailer is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with two headline acts from the pop world.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

A Suffolk prison has seen 12 arson incidents in the past year, latest statistics have revealed.

A Suffolk charity will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding after scooping a prestigious national award for its work.

A town pub is set to re-open following a facelift after being taken over by new owners.

Which pharmacies will be open on bank holiday Monday, May 27? Check our guide if you need to pick up medicines or ask a pharmacist for advice

Children's social care services in Suffolk have been awarded an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted following an inspection.

A teenager has been charged in connection with suspected drug offences in Bury St Edmunds.

The number of Suffolk teenagers being housed in unregulated accommodation has more than quadrupled in the past decade - amid concerns about their vulnerability to criminals and paedophiles.

An East Anglian care provider is set to create more than 100 jobs as it launches a new office in Bury St Edmunds.

Many species of bees are on the brink of extinction with some species already lost, a major new report has found.

Experts from the RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Suffolk Biodiversity Information name species they believe could become extinct from our region.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes and even some dressed as Disney characters, had a 'pawesome' time at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

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