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Ed Sheeran passes driving test in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 09:19 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:16 30 October 2015

Ed Sheeran's UCS graduation ceremony.

Ed Sheeran's UCS graduation ceremony.

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran will soon be carrying a full driving license after passing his practical driving test in Ipswich.

Sheeran, who grew up in Framlingham, passed his test yesterday.

Many of his fans posted congratulations on social media after the school that had been teaching Ed posted a picture of him with his test certificate.

Yesterday he tweeted to his 15.6million followers: “Passed my driving test yesterday, zoom zoom zoom”

Last week, Ed Sheeran was awarded an honorary degree from University Campus Suffolk for his “outstanding contribution to music”.

In the past year Ed has won four Brit Awards, two Ivor Novello awards, six Grammy nominations, among other accolades.

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Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Refugee and asylum seeking women living in Suffolk say getting to grips with the English language is one of the biggest challenges they face.

A century ago, in December 1917, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most famous residents of Aldeburgh, died, writes Dr Lucy Harvard.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

A three-vehicle crash in Kesgrave this afternoon caused a road to be blocked for more than two hours.

A prolific shoplifter’s 148th offence was exposed by a price tag hanging from his clothing.

The Ipswich Hospital Band along with the St Peter’s and Saints Community Bands were able to present the cheque to the East Anglian Air Ambulance after a successful festive period.

Everything had a monochrome feel in this week’s Suffolk iWitness challenge of black and white.

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