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Ed Sheeran takes Nicole Scherzinger for a drink at his local in Framlingham

Ed Sheeran and Nicola Scherzinger with Hannah Peck. Credit: Hannah Peck

A rural Suffolk pub has been serving drinks to two of the music industry’s biggest names.

Ed Sheeran took former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger to The Station Hotel.

The stars visited the Framlingham pub earlier this week and assistant manager, Hannah Peck, was photographed with the celebrity pair.

Ed, who grew up in the market town and went to Thomas Mills High School, often visits the pub when he returns home.

It is the second time that Ed has taken superstar friends to the pub, bringing along pop princess Taylor Swift in December 2013.

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Latitude festival gets underway in Suffolk

Crowds watching a performance at last year's festival. Credit: PA

This year's Latitude festival kicks off today.

Dozens of acts including Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Alt-J will perform at Henham Park over the next four days.

Some 35,000 people are expected to make their way there for the weekend.

Suffolk Show enjoys bumper year

This year's Suffolk Show attracted record numbers Credit: ITV

More than ninety thousand people attended the Suffolk show this year.

The higher than usual number means that the Suffolk Agricultural Association which runs the event is expecting to break even on the costs.

The increased numbers of visitors follows a drive by the charity to attract more famlies and young people, with free entry offered to children under fifteen.

The show put an added emphasis on family entertainment this year Credit: ITV

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Clacton's crowds enjoy the heat in new festival

Now last month it played host to the Women's Tour, next month it has the air show and today Clacton in Essex held its first ever Sea and Beach festival.

Organisers, Tendring District Council, said it was the perfect way to kick start the summer season with activities reminiscent of the town's heyday.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard.

Clacton's first ever 'Sea and Beach Festival' begins

A parade as part of Clacton's first ever 'Sea and Beach Festival' Credit: ITV News Anglia

Clacton's first ever 'Sea and Beach Festival' has got underway this morning with a parade through the town.

The new event has been organised to help boost tourism in Clacton, with a variety of events going on all weekend.

Tendring District Council is aiming to bring the town back to its heyday, when the beaches were always packed with families.

"A great deal of planning has gone into the festival and if successful it could be a regular on the calendar. We hope that it will prove popular with both residents and visitors and attract people to the area over the weekend - which can only be good for businesses too."

– Nick Turner, Cabinet member for Coastal Protection
It's hoped the festival will promote Clacton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The festival runs both today and tomorrow from 11am - 5pm.

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