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Stuart Lubbock's father welcomes Barrymore damages decision

Terry Lubbock, the father of a man found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The father of the man found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool has welcomed the High Court's ruling that the entertainer should get damages from Essex Police.

Stuart Lubbock's father Terry says the publicity will keep his campaign to get to the truth behind his son's death in the public eye.

After Stuart Lubbock was found raped and murdered at the Michael Barrymore's home near Harlow in 2001, the star's television career was effectively halted.

He was arrested in 2007 in connection with Mr Lubbock's death but later released without charge. He wants millions to replace his potential loss of earnings.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer

Didn't he do well: Sir Bruce Forsyth playing golf at Woburn 25 years ago

Sir Bruce Forsyth with his OBE in 1998. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

Tributes have been pouring in for the veteran television entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth who has died at the age of 89.

Sir Bruce was a keen golfer and regularly took part in pro-am tournaments.

In 1992 he was playing at Woburn in Bedfordshire ahead of the British Masters.

  • Click below to watch a report from 1992 by Anglia Television's Stuart Jarrold which also contains an interview with the late Severiano Ballesteros


Breezy weather grounds balloons at Northampton Festival

The start of the Northampton Balloon Festival has been affected by windy weather that has grounded the hot-air balloons. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Windy weather conditions have stopped hot-air balloons taking to the air at the Northampton Balloon Festival.

The event at the Billing Aquadrome is the 28th held in the county.

Balloons are expected to fly between 6am and 6pm between Friday and Sunday but are heavily dependent on the right weather conditions.

The flight director John Tyrrell said: "We waiting for the weather to be confirmed to us from the Met Office."

Stalls and the funfair will operate as normal from 3pm on Friday. At 9pm on Saturday the event holds a "Balloon Glow" when tethered balloons are turned into giant lanterns pulsating to music.

Last year no balloons were able to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history.

In 2016 the weather meant that balloons were unable to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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

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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.

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