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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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Plans have been unveiled to convert the former Palmers department store in Bury St Edmunds into shops and offices.

Smouldering grain saw 11 fire crews despatched to Stowmarket malt factory Muntons.

Eleven fire crews have been called to a blaze at the Muntons factory in Stowmarket.

Police are urging vigilance after a number of thefts of catalytic converters in Ipswich and west Suffolk.

A man has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car on the A134.

Jasmi Cooke has beaten leukaemia twice and had a bone marrow transplant after Ed Sheeran helped her to find a donor - and she's only 10 years old.

It sounds almost impossible that anyone could ever believe it - yet a Suffolk court with the highest legal brains in the land was convinced two evil witches deserved the highest punishment possible.

Police commissioner Tim Passmore has assured taxpayers he will spend their money wisely as police gain almost £5million in extra government funding for the forthcoming financial year.

Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge - and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Story is about a father and son in a normal house in a normal street. One is a psychopath…

A cottage has been left in ruins after a fierce blaze tore through its thatched roof.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said he is encouraged by plans to solve the town's Orwell Bridge closure problems - and is hopeful some solutions will be in place before next winter.

A pedestrian who died after being involved in a crash with a lorry near Bury St Edmunds has been named by police.

West Suffolk's multi-million pound new waste recycling centre has opened its doors to the public.

Jan Etherington's series shows people in late middle-age aren't ready to be pensioned off yet!

Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged.

A robber who smashed through a barrier at a Suffolk level crossing during a 100mph police chase has been jailed for 56 months.

Diversion details for a £150,000 six-week road improvement project in Bury St Edmunds town centre have been revealed.

The National Trust is marking its 125th birthday this month, but the celebrations are set to last all year. Here are some of the top sites in East Anglia to visit during 2020.

A senior US air force officer has helped mark the start of work on a memorial to American servicemen who flew from a wartime airbase in Suffolk.

Valuables were stolen from a home following a burglary in Bury St Edmunds last week.

Work that could solve the mystery over where the remains of Suffolk's saint lie is set to begin.

A newly married couple from Bury St Edmunds are starting off their life together by getting into shape - with the help of Channel 4's How to Lose Weight Well.

Drivers have been 'amused' after an image of a giant male genitalia was constructed using tyres on the A12 at Martlesham Heath.

Her achievements in science, literature and the arts 'defied the established view of women, who were expected to suppress their own interests'

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