It’s no secret that Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has always been musical, but some may not know he was once something of a hit in his school productions – with roles in Grease and The Sound of Music.

Not many people can say they have shared a stage with a global superstar – but for Ed Sheeran’s former singing teacher, it was just another day at the office.

For the first time in its history, the world’s oldest ‘democratic’ school invited people from across the globe to spend a weekend learning about its unorthodox approach to teaching.

A man has sustained cuts and bruises following a collision involving a motorbike in a Suffolk village.

Pupils with special needs are significantly more likely to be suspended from mainstream education than their peers, new figures show.

Police are reassuring people there is no wider threat to the public after officers arrested a man following an incident at a property in Chantry.

A battery responsible for triggering back-up electricity was “faulty” at the time Ipswich Hospital suffered a dip in power - causing a partial blackout for eight minutes, an investigation has found.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in a park near Portman Road.

A vice principal has lashed out at those who claim A-levels are being “dumbed down” – as early figures suggest the pass rate in Suffolk has dropped in the past year.

It’s a huge day for young people across the county – with thousands of students receiving their long-awaited A-Level results. How did your child’s school or college perform?

It’s a big day for pupils awaiting their A-Level results in Suffolk and north Essex, as universities across the region battle it out to recruit undergraduates.

It’ll be great weather for ducks in Suffolk tomorrow – as forecasters warn heavy showers could soon soak the county.

Staff at a Suffolk nursery in Petistree near Woodbridge have said they are “devastated” after Ofsted inspectors rated it ‘inadequate’.

Volunteers at an Essex foodbank fear a no-deal Brexit could spark a “tsunami” in demand – in the wake of a 40% increase in the number of children relying on food parcels.

Suffolk’s poorer pupils are lagging further behind their peers in the formative years of their education, new figures show.

More than a dozen fire crews were called to a blaze at a farm just north of Stowmarket.

Officers are trying to get to the root of a theft of approximately three quarters of a tonne of potatoes from a field in Tattingstone.

A victim was thrown from the bonnet of their car while trying to stop a burglar stealing the vehicle in the middle of the night.

Community members have expressed their concerns as a man remains in hospital following a stabbing in Ipswich town centre.

A Suffolk primary school has seen its Ofsted rating slip from ‘outstanding’ to ‘requires improvement’ nearly six years since its last inspection.

Three fire crews have been called to a country lane in Woodbridge – where a cow has become stuck in a ditch.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

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More than 73,000 appointments were missed at Suffolk surgeries last year – wasting up to £2million worth of precious NHS funds.

Two men and one teenager who hid loaded weapons and drugs paraphernalia after the murder of John Pordage are due to be sentenced later this month – bringing the “painstaking” investigation to a close.

Police have confirmed a body has been found in the search for 82-year-old Brian Nunn, who went missing from his Suffolk home two weeks ago.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

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A concerned community has rallied together in a desperate attempt to find 82-year-old Brian Nunn, nearly two weeks after he disappeared from his family home.

The three local acts chosen to support Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran at his homecoming concerts in August have spoken of their excitement ahead of the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The MP for Suffolk Coastal is calling for the region’s ambulance trust to be split into “two or three smaller services” after inspectors found its leadership was not fit for purpose.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual assault following an incident in Colchester.

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