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Barred from Britain despite working here for 50 years

Clayton Barnes reunited with his grandson at the airport after arriving back in Britain. Credit: ITV News

Clayton Barnes has spent the last eight years stranded in Jamaica after being caught up in the Windrush scandal - barred from re-entering the UK, despite having lived here since 1959.

Last week ITV helped bring him back home to Milton Keynes to be reunited with his family here.

Clayton Barnes (82) arrived in Britain in 1959 and was given indefinite leave to remain. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Clayton is now 82 and when he arrived in the UK nearly 60 years ago he was given indefinite leave to remain.

After living and working here for more than fifty years - including a time fixing the roof of Buckingham Palace - he went back to Jamaica after his retirement. But when he tried to fly back to the UK - he was told he wasn't allowed.

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Govt commissioners sent in to take over finances at Northamptonshire County Council

The taskforce will take over financial management at the council. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced he is sending in commissioners to take over the governance and strategic financial management of Northamptonshire County Council.

It comes after an independent report found that the Conservative-run authority had lost control of its budgets and failed in its duty to provide best value for money.

Lib Dems oust Conservatives in South Cambridgeshire

Liberal Democrats celebrate a famous victory in South Cambridgeshire. Credit: Chris Warner / ITV News Anglia

It was among one of the last results to be declared and was one of the most sensational - the Liberal Democrats overturning a Conservative majority of 15 and securing one of their own by a margin of 15 seats.

South Cambridgeshire becomes the only council in the Anglia region to be run by the Liberal Democrats with their own secure working majority.

Boundary changes helped as did a reduction in council seats from 57 to 45 but it is still a remarkable turn around on a council that's had a Conservative majority since 2001.

The area has had a history for being independently-minded as the council was run by Independents from 1972 until 1993.

Liberal Democrats support has been growing in the area which was among the most strongly in favour of staying in the European Union.

The district forms a ring around the city of Cambridge serving communities in Cambourne, Histon, Great Shelford and Melbourn.

Lib Dems oust Conservatives in South Cambridgeshire

Conservatives in decline in North Hertfordshire

The Conservative majority in North Hertfordshire was reduced from 19 to 9. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The council which runs local services in Letchworth, Hitchin and Royston has been run by the Conservatives since 1999 but this year saw the Tory majority cut.

The Conservative lost five seats with two going to Labour and three to the Liberal Democrats.

Greens fall victim to Labour surge at Norwich City Hall

Labour increased their majority on Norwich City Council from 13 to 23. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour are firmly in charge at Norwich City Council after increasing their majority from 13 to 23.

The Green Party have long been the main opposition group in Norwich but has been in decline in recent years. Labour took five seats from them in this election reducing the party to a rump of just five councillors.

Norwich has been a Labour council for most of its existence but was briefly controlled by the Liberal Democrats from 2002-04.

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