Ed Sheeran picks up two awards at the Brits

Ed Sheeran with his British Breakthrough Act award and Best Male Solo Artist award in the press room at the 2012 Brit Awards.  Ian West/PA Wire

Ed Sheeran with his British Breakthrough Act award and Best Male Solo Artist award in the press room at the 2012 Brit Awards. Ian West/PA Wire

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CALDERDALE singer Ed Sheeran scooped two awards at last night’s Brit Awards.

The musician, who spent his early years in Hebden Bridge, performed at the star studded event at London’s O2 Arena.

He won in the Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act categories.

Ed had topped the nominations when they were announced earlier this year - he lost out in the battle for best British Single and British Album of the Year awards.

The 21-year-old also performed at the event playing his song ‘Lego House’.

A Shelf woman was also up for a Brit with the Military Wives Choir.

Larraine Smith (nee Longden) is a member of the Plymouth choir which was up for best British single for Wherever You Are.

Larraine, married to Brandon Smith, a major in the Royal Artillery, now lives in Plymouth but has extended family in Shelf, where she lived from 17 to 21 and worked as a barmaid at the Shoulder of Mutton and Prince of Orange.

Unfortunately they lost out to One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.