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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 man in his 40s is fighting for his life in hospital following a major collision on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds.

A man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a lorry on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds.

A man in his 20s whose body was discovered at a hotel complex in Stoke by Nayland died in “unexplained” circumstances, police have confirmed.

Would ewe believe it - a sheep on a Bury St Edmunds farm has given birth to quad lambs.

Passengers travelling towards Ipswich have been caught in disruption after a train broke down at Stowmarket station.

The former HSBC building in Haverhill town centre has been bought by the council to “act as a catalyst” for further investment in the area.

Councillors in west Suffolk are trying to secure more investment in the area’s rail lines to double the number of trains between Cambridge and Ipswich through Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Demolition work has started at RAF Lakenheath to prepare the Suffolk airbase for the arrival of two squadrons of US Air Force F-35 fighter jets.

A report supporting ambitious plans for a new £4billion metro system linking Cambridge with Haverhill and Mildenhall has been welcomed by council leaders in west Suffolk.

Police are seeking three men for questioning in connection with a theft of £2,000 of stock and an assault from a Suffolk Sainsbury’s store.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

Businesses in Haverhill are being urged to back a bid for millions of pounds of government funding to help transform the town centre.

A new running club has been launched in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, for people of all abilities.

Suffolk’s bishops visited the county’s oldest working water mill on the penultimate day of their Lent Pilgrimage.

A Suffolk charity that supports unpaid carers across the county has scooped a national award for its work in the community.

A 29-year-old father of two young children was killed when an articulated lorry smashed head-first into his car on the wrong side of the road, a court has heard.

A post-mortem examination of a woman found dead in her Bury St Edmunds home found more than 100 different synthetic cannabis products in her blood, an inquest has heard.

A 24-year-old Suffolk drug dealer has been warned he is facing a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

The Suffolk parents of a four-year-old girl with a severe form of epilepsy will march on Westminster to demand access to medicinal cannabis four months after the law was changed to help families.

Scientists claim to have unmasked the identity of Jack the Ripper after DNA tests on a blood-stained shawl – which was sold following an auction in Bury St Edmunds – were published.

Extra investigators are being appointed in Suffolk in a bid to halt poor rates for solving serious sexual offences.

A prisoner at HMP Highpoint in Suffolk died after using the drug Spice, an Ipswich inquest heard.

Businessman Mark Ward was so keen to prevent his village pub being turned into a home that he decided to buy it.

A community woodland group in Bury St Edmunds has been relying on an unusual piece of equipment to clear brambles.

Reality television programmes should support contestants to deal with the effects of fame of fortune, a Suffolk MP has said following the death of a leading Love Island star.

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