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Ed Sheeran has announced his European and UK tour for 2018, but Portman Road football stadium in Ipswich has not been included despite anticipation in his home county of Suffolk. See the full list below.

Rupert Overbury

Students swapped their pens and textbooks for wigs and gowns as they carried out their own mock trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Yesterday, 16:10
Kesgrave High School

Students in Suffolk are to revisit Akenfield to make new films to see how rural life in the county has changed half a century on.

Yesterday, 15:54
Woodbridge School

Twenty-six Woodbridge School pupils, teachers, parents and alumni pedalled 93 miles from London to Woodbridge in aid of charity.

Yesterday, 15:17

Historical performers Blast from the Past will be leading the have-a-go event at the English Heritage property, which recently unveiled a £1.2million visitor improvement and conservation project, on Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, with a chance for youngsters to try their hand at archery, take part in junior jousting and put their sword skills to the test.

Yesterday, 15:00

Airborne engineers based at Rock Barracks at Woodbridge have been presented with the Multinational Force and Observers Medal in recognition of their construction work on a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

Yesterday, 14:33

The new initiative to save Southwold’s hospital has been launched where members of the public can buy shares.

Yesterday, 12:52
Woodbridge School

Pupils at Woodbridge School’s preparatory school have been taking their first steps in the business world by organising their own market day for charity.


Television personality and fashion expert Gok Wan will kick off the Ladies’ Day after party on Thursday with a DJ set, while former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will take to the decks following racing on Gentleman’s Day on the Friday.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran will today announce his UK and Europe stadium tour. Could he be on his way to Portman Road? We will have all the updates throughout the day. Update: See his tour dates here.

Yesterday, 19:00
Ipswich Hospital

Suffolk and north Essex are filled with celebrity faces from jockey Frankie Dettori to news presenter Bill Turnbull.

Yesterday, 18:11

Forget the rain macs, it’s set to be strictly shorts and sunnies this year at Suffolk’s largest festival.

Yesterday, 18:05

Previous Latitude headliner Two Door Cinema Club have been announced as special guests for 2017.

Yesterday, 17:51
European Union

A dry summer could leave some of the region’s most iconic wetlands “as parched as the Mediterranean”, which would be “disastrous” for wildlife, a leading charity has warned.

Yesterday, 17:40
Suffolk police

A memorial service will be held to remember two men who died in a house fire.

Yesterday, 13:48
Premier League

The judge who ruled against Ipswich Town in a row over who should pay for policing outside its stadium on match days “took his eye off the ball”, the Court of Appeal has heard.

Yesterday, 13:44
Dan Poulter

Staff and residents at a Suffolk care home welcomed visitors for a summer garden party as part of a nationwide initiative designed to build community relationships.

Yesterday, 13:20
St Mary's Church

Hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles are to go on show at a Suffolk village green as part of a popular annual event known for its relaxed atmosphere and eclectic mix of vehicles.

Yesterday, 13:03
Tim Holder

With just a few days to go, the Suffolk Dog Day birthday poll now has two breeds battling to be named the county’s top dog.

Yesterday, 12:17

An established firm of consulting engineers based at Brightwell in Suffolk is celebrating a new name and new look to deliver its dedicated focus on the design of development infrastructure.

Yesterday, 12:03

Here is a summary of planned roadworks covering Suffolk and Essex for the forthcoming week:

Yesterday, 11:56
Suffolk Community Foundation

The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.

Yesterday, 11:20
Met Office

Forecasters are warning that heavy rain and possible thunder could bring flooding to homes and businesses in Suffolk and Essex this afternoon

Yesterday, 10:58
Suffolk police

Tailbacks have been reported in both directions along the main road through a Suffolk village after a two vehicle “shunt” left debris scattered across the road.

Yesterday, 08:47

A man on a suspended prison sentence swigged a bottle of whisky while walking around the shop he stole it from in a bid to get arrested, a court heard.

Yesterday, 07:05
United Kingdom

Mass house building and poorly-designed developments are threatening Suffolk’s “unique beauty”, a leading heritage charity has warned.

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