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Ipswich: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran starts his special one day tour with gig at secret Ipswich venue

PUBLISHED: 11:23 05 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:23 05 May 2014

Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran.

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Ed Sheeran is currently in the middle of the first of three gigs being played across the country today.

The first is a 30 minute set at a secret location in Ipswich which was due to start at 11am.

He will then be playing a one hour set at Koko in Camden Town, London and finishing with a two hour show in Vicar Street, Dublin this evening.

After arriving at the venue, which was only revealed to ticket holders at 4pm yesterday, Sheeran took the time to meet his queuing fans, some of whom had been there since 6.30am.

The singer-songwriter, who grew up in Framlingham, worked his way along the line of people posing for photos and signing autographs.

Tickets for the free gig sold out in minutes when they went up for grabs last week.

Only 50 pairs were made available meaning the fans lucky enough to get them would be in a crowd of just 100 people.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Firefighters were called to a house fire which began in the living room of a house in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

“And now on the line we have MEP Alex Mayer and John Rogers ... good morning, gentlemen,” – this happens quite frequently when I do radio interviews, writes East of England MEP Alex Mayer.

Women from Suffolk have described how their lives were rocked by “unfair” changes to pension laws.

Essex County Council are set to discuss the reopening of the iconic Jacks building later this month.

Murray Park in Ipswich is set to get a trim trail as the latest measure to improve facilities.

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