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Stay with us for all of the latest news, pictures, travel and reaction as Ed Sheeran plays the first of four gigs at Chantry Park, bringing his two-year Divide world tour to an end.

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A Stowmarket man has been accused of a string of crimes including breaking into a home and stealing a van.

Yesterday, 12:46

Ed Sheeran has started his final rehearsals ahead of his Chantry Park gigs - and neighbours have been listening in.

Yesterday, 22:25

Ipswich heated up tonight as Ed Sheeran wowed thousands of fans on his home turf in Chantry Park - for the first show of his homecoming gigs.

Yesterday, 19:45

Ed Sheeran's Chantry Park gigs are great for Ipswich - with one pub taking full advantage of the crowds flocking to town.

Yesterday, 18:00

Former Ipswich Town and England footballer Kieron Dyer has starred in a new advert to promote a piece of jewellery - which will be sold around the country to raise money for charity.

Yesterday, 15:40

As the sun rose over Ipswich this morning, Ed Sheeran fans were already lining up to secure a spot in the front row at the first of the superstar's homecoming gigs.

Yesterday, 15:38

The heat is on for Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich, with temperatures of up to 26C predicted - so how can you top up on water?

Yesterday, 14:36

The trial of an Ipswich man accused of rape will take place next month.

Yesterday, 14:12

A piece of Suffolk's milling history is setting sail after a year-long £250k conservation project.

Yesterday, 10:58

Ed Sheeran fans are taking to social media to express their excitement ahead of the superstar's homecoming gigs in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 10:11

Welcome to today's live feed, where you can find all of the day's breaking fire, crime and travel news from Suffolk and north Essex.

Yesterday, 07:41

Tonight, 40,000 fans will descend on Ipswich for the first of Ed Sheeran's four homecoming concerts in Chantry Park.

Yesterday, 06:26

Ed Sheeran has donated signed merchandise from his 2019 Divide world tour to a brain injury centre which overlooks the site of his homecoming Ipswich gigs.

Thu, 19:00

He is arguably the biggest music star in the world right now - so it's almost impossible to imagine Ed Sheeran playing at intimate venues to audiences of just 100.

Yesterday, 16:17

A house was left badly damaged after a van crashed into the building.

Yesterday, 05:30

A substantial commercial site, adjacent to the Port of Felixstowe, is up for sale with a price tag of £3m.

Recently retired council staff in East Suffolk could be drafted in to help with post-Brexit problems at the Port of Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 05:30

The family of murdered Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens are hoping a fund-raising sports day next week will bring them a step nearer to their goal of opening a music studio in his memory.

Yesterday, 05:30

A man walked into an Ipswich hotel and stole a television before returning the next day to pinch another one, a court heard.

More than 900 applications for home to school transport in Suffolk are yet to be processed despite the fact term starts in less than two weeks time.

Yesterday, 15:00

The region's rail company is one of eight from around the country which charged penalty fares based on the full-fare even for people who were travelling on an off-peak train.

Thu, 16:53

The final countdown to Ed Sheeran's Chantry Park concerts in Ipswich has begun - with the first fans due to pass through the gates tomorrow afternoon.

Yesterday, 13:15

The University of Suffolk has teamed up with Suffolk film production company Bruizer for its new student recruitment campaign video.

Yesterday, 12:35

If you need a pharmacy on bank holiday Monday, August 26, check our guide to see which shops in your area will be open.

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Ipswich heated up tonight as Ed Sheeran wowed thousands of fans on his home turf in Chantry Park - for the first show of his homecoming gigs.

Stay with us for all of the latest news, pictures, travel and reaction as Ed Sheeran plays the first of four gigs at Chantry Park, bringing his two-year Divide world tour to an end.

The final countdown to Ed Sheeran's Chantry Park concerts in Ipswich has begun - with the first fans due to pass through the gates tomorrow afternoon.

Ed Sheeran has started his final rehearsals ahead of his Chantry Park gigs - and neighbours have been listening in.

Musical megastar Ed Sheeran will perform to thousands of fans at Chantry Park this weekend - but what time is the Castle on the Hill singer expected to take to the stage?

The heat is on for Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich, with temperatures of up to 26C predicted - so how can you top up on water?

Former Ipswich Town and England footballer Kieron Dyer has starred in a new advert to promote a piece of jewellery - which will be sold around the country to raise money for charity.

Ed Sheeran's Chantry Park gigs are great for Ipswich - with one pub taking full advantage of the crowds flocking to town.

Paul Geater

Surely there is no one left who doesn't understand that high street retailing is facing a crisis - under pressure from the growth of online shopping, the migration of stores to retail parks, and a new squeeze on consumers.

I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!

This week Liberal Democrats across Britain have their tails up after winning a famous victory in the by-election at Brecon and Radnorshire on the Welsh border.

Boris Johnson has now been Prime Minister for a week and it's already been a bit of a whirlwind as he travels around the country with the air of a Medieval Monarch offering gifts to all who cross his path.

We're now just a month away from Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich's Chantry Park - and it's clear they will be the highlight of the year for many people from Ipswich, Suffolk and wider afield.

Boris Johnson's confirmation as the new leader of the Conservative Party and from Wednesday lunchtime as Prime Minister may be the end of a political chapter - but it's unlikely to immediately usher in a new era of stability.

New infrastructure projects seem to be the order of the day for councils and MPs in Suffolk and Essex at the moment - hopefully the current rash of pleas for support won't fall on deaf ears in government.

I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.

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