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 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession after police found substances when they searched a person they stopped after a chase.

Getting Suffolk's festive spirit into full swing, these stunning pictures show Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre transforming the town into a winter wonderland.

Ambulance bosses have opened a helpline for its workforce after three workers died in the space of 11 days.

Scouting for Girls and Toploader have been announced as headline acts for the second day at Suffolk's LeeStock Music Festival next year.

Almost one in five patients who attended Ipswich Hospital's accident and emergency department in September was not seen within the four-hour target.

The opening evening of the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre went off with a spectacular bang of fireworks and a children's parade.

One of the biggest festive markets in the country gets underway today in Suffolk - will you be visiting the 18th Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre?

Suffolk-based Go Ape has scooped the title UK's Best Attraction in the 2019 School Travel Awards.

The number of people injured in fires in Suffolk last year has soared by 62% - with numbers nearly double what they were five years ago.

Two members of staff at a Suffolk authority were dismissed for using taxpayer-funded pool cars for their own purposes, it has been revealed.

Suffolk's official film office is hoping to attract even more productions to the county after being involved in the development of an innovative new location database.

Cadbury's chocolate, mattress toppers and various houmous pots are a few of the items which are being recalled as they pose a potential health risk.

The maternity ward at West Suffolk Hospital has been handed a warning notice after regulators deemed it to be in need of 'significant' improvements.

With Christmas rapidly approaching, a call has gone out for shoppers to support independent traders in Suffolk.

Today is World Television Day, celebrating the power of the small screen to inspire, entertain and inform. Our readers and staff have been sharing their TV memories.

Inspiring personal stories of how people have recovered following trauma and abuse will be heard at a special event in Suffolk.

NHS patients have hit out over a lack of dental care in Suffolk and north Essex - with some forced to travel several miles and others facing long waits for treatment.

Bury St Edmunds is a surprisingly urban constituency - it includes Stowmarket and Needham Market as well as the historic county town of West Suffolk.

Heartbroken relatives of violent crime victims in Norfolk and Suffolk are being left to struggle alone to help survivors pick up the pieces, it has been warned.

Explaining just how dire winter can be, Pat, an older woman who uses the Gatehouse Dementia Hub in Bury St Edmunds, said: "People don't put their heating on for fear of not being able to pay bills, some I know live in just one room, it's terrible."

Looking for fun events this weekend? Choose from spectacular light trails and Christmas fairs, fancy dress runs through parks and a seaside sausage dog walk.

Children from schools across Suffolk were able to experience what life was like for soldiers during the First World War in an innovative project launched by a leading mental health charity.

Santa donned his hard-hat as his new two-tonne grotto was lowered into its magical new home at a former Ipswich church - thanks to a Sheppard.

West Suffolk College hosted a titan-sized visitor that opened up the world of science and technology to visiting youngsters.

He was the original patron saint of England and today the flags were out in Suffolk in tribute to St Edmund.

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