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TV's Michael Barrymore to get damages for wrongful arrest

Former TV entertainer Michael Barrymore is to be paid damages for wrongful arrest. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a High Court judge has ruled.

The comedian and TV presenter was arrested and detained in June 2007 on suspicion of the rape and murder of 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock, who was found in the swimming pool at his home in Roydon near Harlow six years earlier.

Mr Justice Stuart-Smith, sitting in London on Friday, ruled against the force, which had argued that Mr Barrymore should only receive a nominal payout.

Remembering Pirate Radio 50 years on

  • Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout..
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Marine Offences Act, which banned offshore radio stations- including the likes of Radio Caroline.

Pirate radio first gained popularity in the early 1960s when unlicensed stations began broadcasting music from offshore vessels - with around 22 million listeners.

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One of the most famous was Radio Caroline, which broadcast from the Ross Revenge vessel.

Today the vessel is anchored off Bradwell in Essex and is no longer that rebel radio station. In May this year OFCOM announced Radio Caroline is being granted its first full-time AM broadcast licence.

Winter ales in the spotlight for new Norwich beer festival

Norwich is to host the UK's first national beer festival focusing on winter ales. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Organisers of the country's biggest beer festival are to launch their first event focusing on winter ales and it will be held in Norwich.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) announced plans to stage a winter festival in Norwich in February.

Camra, which runs this week's Great British Beer Festival, said pubs across the city will take part.

"A year is far too long for beer drinkers to wait for their next great national festival, so we have decided to launch the Great British Beer Festival Winter in Norwich.

"Festival-goers can expect the same large range of high-quality beers on offer that they would do at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, but we will also have the best in winter brews from across the country."

– Martin Ward, Camra


Record-breaking crowd at Silverstone classic

Curtain comes down on another record-breaking Silverstone Classic Credit: Silverstone Classic

The Silverstone Classic celebrated a record-breaking crowd over the weekend.

More than 100,000 people visited the world's biggest classic motor racing festival in Northamptonshire on the final day of the three day event.

Over 10,000 vintage vehicles were on display - from Ferraris to Aston Martins, to Maseratis and everything else in-between.

Visitors were treated to anniversary parades and high-speed demos across, which featured iconic cars spanning more than eight decades.

More secrets from Bafta-winning filmmaker behind Norwich Cathedral movie

Watch Becky Jago's full interview with filmmaker and Norwich University of the Arts graduate Rob Whitworth.

He's the creator of a stunning new promotional video called Norwich... A Story.

Speaking to ITV News Anglia presenter Becky, the award-winner, who has worked on programmes including Planet Earth II, revealed some tricks of the trade.

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