About the Sudbury 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 Sudbury wherever you are.

The Sudbury Mercury team are at the heart of the community, based on Old Market Place we have retained our town centre office to ensure we are a true part of the town.

Being opposite the Town Hall and close to the historic St Peters, the team never miss a breaking Sudbury story.

The bustling town with its twice-weekly market and popular Quay Theatre, is a lively corner of Suffolk and we ensure that our website is updated on a daily basis to keep you up-to-date with what is happening in and around the town.

You can also join us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, and share your thoughts on the town and the stories that are making the headlines.

We also cover community events, sporting fixtures and more from the wider area including Great Cornard, Acton, Lavenham and Long Melford.

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Local headlines

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Coronavirus case rates have dropped across the whole of Suffolk, the latest Public Health England data has shown.

Suffolk is being urged to “stick with it” after the county entered Tier 2 of the enhanced regional lockdown system – but aims to return to less restrictions.

Forecasters are predicting the chance of wintry showers before this weekend as temperatures continue to drop.

MPs across Suffolk and north Essex voted to reintroduce the three-tier system when the national coronavirus lockdown ends on Wednesday.

Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders, it has been confirmed.

Parts of Suffolk and north Essex have barely registered a coronavirus infection since the start of September – with one neighbourhood logging no cases at all.

A woman suffered piercing to her skin and damage to her clothing after being bitten on the bottom by a dog in Glemsford.

Griff Rhys Jones said he was in a “stupor” as he watched the rocketing success of his online Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction to raise money for Ipswich’s Treehouse children’s hospice.

Millions of unsafe items of PPE coming into Suffolk have been seized by Trading Standards, as more than half of checked items failed to comply with UK safety laws, shock new data reveals.

Two of Suffolk’s districts have recorded some of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country - but the rate in Ipswich has continued to rise.

New flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for Suffolk and north Essex this afternoon.

A gang of men arrested on suspicion of hare coursing and causing criminal damage in west Suffolk have been released under investigation.

Councillors at a Suffolk authority will not be upping their allowances this year – but a fresh review is set to take place within two years.

Suffolk’s West End star Ruthie Henshall has become the second I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestant to be eliminated from the ITV1 show.

Suffolk has a “realistic” chance of moving into Tier 1 before Christmas, new data has showed - but only if residents work together to continue to reduce infections, say MPs.

As the East of England prepares to enter Tier 2 restrictions when the national lockdown comes to an end, which postcode areas in Suffolk and north Essex have the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates?

A group of men were arrested yesterday afternoon after police responded to reports of hare coursing near Lavenham.

A 52-year-old crisp packet, ancient Nik Naks packaging and Murray Mints wrapping from at least 1971 are among some of the most ancient litter finds in Suffolk.

A rallying call to help save lives by keeping Suffolk homes warm during winter has already raised an incredible £200,000 in a matter of weeks.

People in Sudbury can now get the likes of McDonald’s and KFC delivered straight to their door with the help of Uber Eats.

A cycle ride involving hundreds of riders has raised £150,000 to help repair Suffolk’s historic churches.

Delays to repairs of Dedham Mill Bridge will mean more delays on top of its seven-week closure, highways officials have said.

A worker for Suffolk-based Celotex wrote “WTF” on a diagram of its flammable insulation used on Grenfell Tower – after learning the product’s fire test had been manipulated, an inquiry heard.

The death of a “bubbly and funny” 33-year-old after she fell from a second-floor window was drug-related, a coroner has ruled.

Coronavirus cases have risen in Ipswich but have begun to fall elsewhere in Suffolk and north Essex, latest government data has revealed.

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