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Suffolk/UK: Joy for Ed Sheeran as Framlingham singer’s album becomes longest-running number one of the year

PUBLISHED: 09:09 21 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:09 21 July 2014

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s new album X became the longest-running number one album of the year last night.

The singer-songwriter’s second album has sold more than 367,000 copies in the UK and has now spent four weeks at the top since it was released in June, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company.

The Suffolk musician has stolen the record from Paolo Nutini, whose album Caustic Love spent three weeks at the top of the charts in April.

Meanwhile Manchester boyband Rixton has stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first record - a moment that will be forever etched in their memories and on their skin after promising fans to mark the occasion with a tattoo.

The foursome, made up of Frontman Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall on guitar, Danny Wilkin on bass and keyboard and Lewi Morgan on drums, will each get an inking of a broken heart tonight, after learning their pop song Me And My Broken Heart reached number one.

While Jake is getting his on his bicep and Charley’s will be etched on his rib, a nervous Lewi will get his marking on his thumb, while Danny hopes to hide his from his parents by having it done on his thigh.

Jake, the son of singer and actor Shane Ritchie and The Nolans singer Coleen Nolan, told OfficialCharts.com: “Being Number One is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives.

“And it means a lot because it’s in our home country, and that’s something that’s been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It’s a dream. Thank you to everyone who has bought it for your support.”

The boyband knocked It’s My Birthday by will.i.am FT Cody Wise off the chart summit after just one week on top, while by Ariana Grande FT Iggy Azalea is a non-mover at number two.

Other new entries include Nicole Scherzinger’s latest single Your Love, coming in at number six, and former Rudimental collaborator Ella Eyre in at 16 with new solo single, If I Go.

In the albums chart, Ed Sheeran’s non-mover meant Morrissey claimed the second spot with his critically acclaimed tenth solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

A paranoid schizophrenic has been sectioned following a drug-induced episode involving an imitation machine gun last year.

A former solicitor who left the scene of a crash she caused while more than four times the drink-driving limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Organisations in a Suffolk town are teaming up to tidy litter from their streets and help preserve the environment.

Window Museum displays at Albion Wharf reflects the importance of the Ipswich barge fleet in days gone by

Today - January 16 - is Register My Appliance Day for home electricals.

Emergency services attended the scene of a car crash in Ipswich today.

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