Video PUBLISHED: 19:23 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 19:23 03 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter There are 18 seats left to play for, as we pass half way mark in West Norfolk it's Cons 9, Lab 8, Ind 6 and Gr 1 Archant After a dramatic day of counting, the political climate of Norfolk for the next five years has been confirmed. The results were as follows: BRECKLAND COUNCILAll Saints and Wayland: Phil Cowen (C) 971, Joseph Dickerson (L) 383, Irene Macdonald (L) 384, Elizabeth Suggitt (C) 983. Turnout 32.3pc. Ahill: Fabian Eagle (C) 530, James Gornall (L) 100, Anne Rix (G) 179. Turnout 37.4pcAtleborough Burgh and Haverscroft: Timothy Clarke (L) 247, Keith Martin (C) 563, Peter Panayi (L) 167, Adrian Charles Stasiak (C) 428, Taila Taylor (I) 462. Turnout 28.8pc.Attleborough, Queens and Besthorpe: Tristan Ashby (C) 593, Tony Crouch (I) 526, Vera Dale (C) 712, Rhodri Oliver (C) 578, Phil Spiby (L) 393. Turnout 24.1pc.Bedingfield: Natasha Morgan … [Read more...] about Local election 2019 results in full: What happened in your ward?
PUBLISHED: 16:02 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:31 03 May 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Action from the Babergh and Mid Suffolk election count, Suffolk. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk The Conservatives have taken a hit at the Babergh District Council 2019 local elections, losing an overall majority. Action from the Babergh and Mid Suffolk election count, Suffolk. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodThere were 11 fewer seats than at the last election in 2015, but with Tories across the country losing out as a result of Brexit and protest votes the Conservatives have lost overall control.They still remain the largest single party with 15 seats, eight Independents, four Greens, three Liberal Democrats and two for Labour.It means that Conservative council leader John Ward will now have to meet with other parties or Independents in a bid to try and form an administration.Mr Ward said: “I would like to think as the largest … [Read more...] about Conservatives lose overall majority of Babergh District Council
PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 09:34 26 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34 26 January 2019 Book launch of Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials' by Johnny Tipler. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant They were the cars that helped launch the careers of the world’s greatest racing drivers, including Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell. Book launch of Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials' by Johnny Tipler. Picture: Neil Didsbury Now, the largest gathering of John Player Special (JPS) Lotus Formula One cars has taken place in celebration of a new book.Former engineers, mechanics and Lotus members gathered at the Classic Team Lotus centre, next to the modern Lotus factory in Hethel, near Wymondham, to see the cars and hear them fire-up.Clive Chapman, 57, is head of the Classic Lotus Team and owner of Ayrton Senna’s race-winning car.He said: “Classic Team Lotus was 25 years old in December and when we started very few of the cars were running.Book launch … [Read more...] about ‘Amazing’ gathering of the legends of Lotus marks launch of book