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


Suffolk scaffolder Ched Uzor has won through to tomorrow night's final of Love Island, together with partner Jess Gale.

A Suffolk start-up expressed delight after its quick TB in cattle test scooped a dairy sector award.

Just one child in Suffolk referred for an autism assessment was seen within the mandatory 13 week period in 2019, shock new figures show - with waiting times nearly double what they should be.

The air ambulance has been dispatched after a motorist became stuck in water in a Suffolk village.

The new UK headquarters of a global business is on track for completion this summer.

The journalist, who reported on life and events in Bury St Edmunds, has died at the age of 88

Medication for common illnesses such as asthma and high blood pressure are being rationed by pharmacies across Suffolk due to a shortage in supply.

Iceland could be set to open a second supermarket in Newmarket.

Plans for 300 homes off the A14 in Woolpit have reluctantly been approved amid warnings that it will be a "catastrophe" and "the worst thing that has ever happened" to the village.

Wind speeds of between 40 and 50mph are expected in Suffolk over the weekend - but there are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge.

The first section of a £150,000 road revamp in Bury St Edmunds has been completed - but there are still several weeks to go before the transformation is complete.

Are you looking for weekend inspiration? Here are 10 ideas - ranging from stage shows to a Market for Mums, and a full-scale circus.

Our archives reveal tales of those lost in the last severe pandemic to grip the world

Hundreds of people have made insurance claims after Storm Dennis and Ciara wreaked havoc in the East Anglia - with one insurance company saying it has already had more than 400.

Police are looking for help to find two men shown in CCTV footage after a number of smoke alarms were stolen from Homebase in Bury St Edmunds.

Thousands of us love this quirky village by the North Sea, with The House in the Clouds and its Peter Pan lake

An Ipswich anti-knife campaigner was shocked by news that only around a third of knife crime offenders in Suffolk over 18 are receiving an immediate custodial sentence.

An Ipswich anti-knife campaigner was shocked by news that only around a third of knife crime offenders in Suffolk over 18 are receiving an immediate custodial sentence.

More NHS staff in Suffolk look forward to going to work - but rising numbers of workers are reporting being bullied, harassed or abused by managers.

Engineering students from West Suffolk College had a workshop tour with the US Air Force in a visit to RAF Mildenhall.

Suffolk police has issued an appeal to help locate a man with links to Bury St Edmunds who is wanted on recall to prison.

A woman from Bury St Edmunds was among those arrested after the lawn of a Cambridge University college was dug up by environmental activists Extinction Rebellion.

Parents in Suffolk are being targeted with free workshops on what to do if their child has an eating disorder - after shocking statistics revealed young people with conditions such as anorexia are not being seen fast enough.

Improvements to road and rail links and boosting tourism are among proposals in a new neighbourhood plan for Newmarket.

Businesses around RAF Mildenhall are welcoming news that the base will remain open until 2027.

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