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 pushing a bicycle approached a woman and grabbed her bottom in Bury St Edmunds last week.

Will you be giving any tips, or “Christmas boxes” to delivery people this Christmas? Have your say in our poll.

To recruit the best candidates companies must be prepared to step outside the traditional ways of doing things, according to Michelle Pollard, managing director of Spider.

An original foundation stone from the St Edmunds Bacon Factory, in Elmswell, has been located at the entrance to a new homes development in the village.

Fundraisers have helped to boost the funds of the Every Heart Matters appeal and push it towards its £500,000 target.

Shoppers in Haverhill can currently park for free after 3pm in town car parks run by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Most of East Anglia will avoid the heavy rain sweeping across western parts of the UK during the day – but it will reach the region tonight.

A 30-year-old man who was wanted by Suffolk police has been located and taken into custody.

Staff at a Bury St Edmunds home and gift shop are celebrating after their window display was judged to be the most festive in town.

A thought-provoking new play exploring Britain’s aging population is to be performed at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds in the new year.

Private landlords across west Suffolk are being encouraged to attend a free event which will look at the help available when tenants are faced with loss of employment or poor health.

A Suffolk primary school has chosen a unique way to recruit its new headteacher – by making a film showcasing all that it has to offer.

A Suffolk man fighting to bring his grandchildren back to the UK after his son was murdered in China is gearing up for his court battle.

Suffolk’s Euro MP donated a basket of festive shopping to launch a seasonal community food drive at the Asda store in Bury St Edmunds.

Healthcare manufacturer and supplier Unisurge is to boost production by as much as 50% and could take on 100 new members of staff next year.

Blood donors in Suffolk are being urged to keep their lifesaving appointments before Christmas as missed sessions could hit stock levels over the critical festive period.

Inspectors have recognised “huge changes” at a Suffolk primary school, but they still felt it “requires improvement”.

Runners and walkers wearing festive attire braved the cold to help propel event organisers over the £50,000 mark for a hospice charity.

Christmas is a time when people come together so what better way to enjoy it than with sparkling trees decorated by the community, fun children’s activities and a carol concert.

Ernie Broom has worked tirelessly for the estate he loves in Bury St Edmunds since moving there 53 years ago.

In his latest column, Suffolk police chief constable GARETH WILSON looks at the highs and lows of policing at Christmas - and how you can prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime during the festive season.

Suffolk police have thanked the public for their help in locating a missing woman in a rural village.

Police have issued 17 tickets for illegal parking in just one Bury St Edmunds street.

New data has revealed a number of major faults at abattoirs and cutting plants across the county – highlighting serious issues with contamination, food safety and animal suffering.

A Suffolk birdwatching group is offering people the chance to have something to crow about – by taking part in a county-wide rook survey.

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