It’s published by Archant Suffolk, one of the branches of the Archant media group’s Archant Anglia division. The editorial offices are in Ipswich, but there’s also an office in Bury.
It was launched in 1986. It lost the St Edmunds in 1997, added it again in 2003 and then lost it once more in 2009, when it became the Bury edition of the East Anglian Daily Times Mercury. It became the Bury Mercury again in April 2011 – with a facelift and a new Your Mercury section of reader-generated content in the middle – and reverted to its original title in August 2011 (although the website still has the Bury Mercury masthead).
It introduced pickup distribution alongside its existing letterbox delivery service in early 2011.
It comes out on Wednesdays (and is distributed brand-to-hand in Bury market on that day). An e-edition’s also available free through the website.