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Radio gets gold for Gosnold show

PUBLISHED: 07:52 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:49 09 March 2010

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Mark Murphy column.
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Star features Mark Murphy column. Picture by Jerry Turner

RADIO Suffolk has scooped a prestigious Sony Award for its coverage of the 400th anniversary celebrations of the first English settlement in America.

The station won the gold award for The Live Coverage Event award, with its Gosnold 400 feature, covering how the milestone was marked in the United States.

RADIO Suffolk has scooped a prestigious Sony Award for its coverage of the 400th anniversary celebrations of the first English settlement in America.

The station won the gold award for The Live Coverage Event award, with its Gosnold 400 feature, covering how the milestone was marked in the United States.

Suffolk explorer Bartholomew Gosnold was instrumental in founding the first English-speaking colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, and last year marked a host of anniversary celebrations both sides of the Atlantic. Breakfast show presenter Mark Murphy flew out to Jamestown, Virginia, to join and broadcast the celebrations.

The Sony Radio Academy Awards - the industry's “Oscars” - saw Radio 2 Russell Brand win his first Sony, scooping the Entertainment Award, while Suffolk-based broadcaster Simon Mayo beat John Humphrys to Speech Broadcaster of the Year.

Radio 1's Chris Moyles won a Sony Gold for best Breakfast Show and Jonathan Ross on Radio 2 won the Music Radio Personality Award.

Radio 4 won UK Station of the Year, putting Radio 2, the UK's most popular station, in second place.

Dermot O'Leary, originally from Colchester, beat fellow Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker to the Music Programme award.

Worried neighbours in an Ipswich street claim brazen drug dealing is taking place in front of children returning home from school.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers every Saturday evening to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.

A three vehicle crash on the A12 at Saxmundham caused traffic hold ups at lunchtime today.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

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