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Phenomenal 2017 sees Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran nominated for four Brit Awards

PUBLISHED: 08:44 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:19 15 January 2018

Ed Sheeran, pictured here performing at Glastonbury Festival, has been nominated for four Brit Awards. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Ed Sheeran, pictured here performing at Glastonbury Festival, has been nominated for four Brit Awards. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

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Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has been nominated for four ‘gongs’ in the coveted Brit Awards next month.

Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking third album Divide has been nominated for the Brits album of the year prize.

The singer-songwriter, who hails from Framlingham and went to Thomas Mills High School, will compete with a quartet of debut albums including Stormzy’s Gang Signs And Prayer and Rag’N’Bone Man’s Human.

Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut release and afrobeats rapper J Hus’s Common Sense are also up for the prestigious prize which was won posthumously by David Bowie at last year’s ceremony.

Ed is also up for best single of the year and best British video of the year with Shape of You, as well as best British male solo artist alongside four artists who released their debut solo albums in 2017 - Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Loyle Carner and Rag’N’Bone Man.

Commenting on his four nominations, Ed wrote on Instagram: “Thanks for all my Brit award nominations, and well done to all the other nominees. All very exciting, see you at the ceremony.”

The Brit Awards will take place on February 21 at London’s O2 Arena.

Striking new images are being unveiled of a major development proposed for the heart of Ipswich which could see restaurants, a hotel and a tower block built opposite Cardinal Park.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Three residents at an Essex care home suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a bedroom causing extensive damage to the building.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

An appeal has been launched to find an Essex man wanted in connection with a failure to appear at court.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

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