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

A six-figure sum has been announced to designate more roads in Suffolk as quiet lanes – roads where motorists must use additional caution.

A developer has launched a bid to build 20 new homes in Norton, near Bury St Edmunds.

It’s faced a muddy two-month weather delay and a potential minefield around the coronavirus crisis – but a giant tomato glasshouse project looks set to come in ahead of schedule in December 2020 or early January.

Older people in Suffolk were conned out of over £27,000 through cyber crime, an Age UK report has found.

Opponents to plans to close off a Bury St Edmunds road to motorists have cleared the first hurdle - but the fight goes on.

Some of the biggest hospitality names in Suffolk have joined over 100 businesses in writing to the Government asking for support for the industry.

Plans for a £1.9million upgrade of Brandon Leisure Centre are set to get the green light next week.

The Government has released its latest round of coronavirus infection statistics for Suffolk and north Essex.

A 31-year-old man who took part in a knifepoint robbery at a Suffolk store during which two female assistants were told they would be stabbed if they didn’t do as they were told has been jailed for five years.

Asda is opening new vegan aisles in a number of stores across Suffolk and north Essex - to make it easier for shoppers to find products.

A music festival aimed at promoting Ipswich as a destination for touring artists will be held online on Friday, after coronavirus forced the cancellation of this year’s event.

A revamped vision for the future of Sudbury has been unveiled by town leaders, featuring new proposals for Belle Vue Park, a hotel, cinema and restaurants and cafes.

Bury Town 5 Witham Town 0 (match abandoned)

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk – despite escalating numbers elsewhere.

A car has been seized and two men reported after police were alerted to possible hare coursing in rural parts of the Suffolk countryside.

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk’s hospital remains low despite concern over a second wave hitting the nation.

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

A car trailer has flipped on the A11 between Newmarket and Red Lodge, causing travel disruption.

A former RAF serviceman from Bury St Edmunds has opened up on his health and employment struggles since suffering a stroke.

A former baby bottling plant in Suffolk looks set to become a cocoa production plant.

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

Controversial plans to make a Bury St Edmunds road cycle and pedestrian friendly have been delayed for consultation after an angry backlash from some residents.

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk - despite fears of rising cases elsewhere.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

A taser was used by police during an incident involving a knife in Bury St Edmunds.

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