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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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Local headlines

Debenhams is facing administration for the second time in a year.

Convenience store chain McColl’s, which has stores across East Anglia, is joining forces with Deliveroo to deliver daily essentials to customers.

The Queen has urged people to “remain united and resolute” in fighting coronavirus, telling the nation during a rare televised address: “We will overcome it.”

Suffolk’s top police officer is appealing to the “small proportion” of the population who are flouting social distancing rules after revealing officers had made one arrest and issued a “few fines” to those ignoring the lockdown.

Powers to enforce car parking across Suffolk have officially transferred from police to councils – with inconsiderate motorists warned to expect tougher administration.

Councils across Suffolk have released details on Easter bin collections, with some changes set for the bank holiday weekend.

The East of England Ambulance Service has made an urgent call for 1,000 temporary workers and volunteers - to help cope with “unprecedented demand” during the coronavirus outbreak.

Today’s EADT Daily podcast discusses the historic moment the Queen addressed the nation, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson being hospitalised with Covid-19 and whether outdoor exercise should be banned.

A Facebook group to support parents with homeschooling is one of many new communities to have grown online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Suffolk has risen to more than 200, figures have revealed.

Nine more people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals across Suffolk and north Essex.

Almost 5,000 people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the UK.

MPs across Suffolk and Essex have shared messages of goodwill to Boris Johnson after he was admitted to hospital for tests related to his coronavirus diagnosis.

Daily outdoor exercise under coronavirus lockdown rules could be banned entirely if people flout rules over social distancing, health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has warned.

Spring has sprung, and the beauty of nature in our home areas is more important than ever this year during the restrictions of lockdown. Readers and staff have shared their photos and thoughts.

People are being urged to remain at home today as Suffolk and Essex look set to bask in wall-to-wall sunshine.

A new project is helping to ensure that frontline key workers are getting healthy, nutritional meals throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

I am not going to sugarcoat it, being pregnant amidst the coronavirus crisis has had its fair share of low points.

An army of Suffolk GPs have returned from retirement to help tackle the coronavirus crisis – with cases expected to “surge” in the next week.

The government has urged people to consider the lives of their family and friends before flouting lockdown rules during the forecasted warm weather.

Police have urged people to follow government lockdown guidance after receiving a large amount of calls from concerned members of the public.

NHS England’s national medical director says now is not the time to “take our foot off the pedal” after claiming the number of new coronavirus cases show signs of a plateau.

A techy Ipswich environmentalist is set to launch a series of weekly educational guides to keep families entertained in their garden during the coronavirus outbreak.

Tributes have been paid to much-loved great-grandmother and Sudbury stalwart Beverly Ann Richardson, who has died aged 77.

More than 4,000 people in the UK have now died in hospital as a result of the coronavirus.

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