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Only modest gains for UKIP in Huntingdonshire as Tories maintain grip

The Conservatives still have a comfortable majority on Huntingdonshire Council

UKIP have made a couple of gains in Huntingdonshire but it failed to dent the Conservative's comfortable majority on the council.

It has been a Conservative council since 1976 - the longest run of any council in the Anglia region.

Tulisa Contostavlos assault case adjourned

Tulisa Contostavlos arriving at court.

The case against singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been adjourned at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court today.

She's accused of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at the V Festival in Essex last year. She denies the charges. The trial is due to resume in July.


Tories hold Epping Forest but with a slightly slimmer majority

The Conservative maintain a healthy majority on Epping Forest Council

Epping Forest Council has been in Conservative hands since 2007 and remained there in May 2014 despite a slightly slimmer majority.

Both UKIP and the Green Party made a gain on the only council in the Anglia region to boast a London Underground station.

Reaction from Cambridge as Labour takes control

Labour leader Cllr Lewis Herbert.

Labour took Cambridge from no overall control, taking seats off the Liberal Democrats.

Ten of the seats on offer went to Labour, while the Lib Dems won four and an independent one.

The new council line-up has Labour on 25, the Lib Dems on 14, independents on two and Conservatives on one.

In reaction to their win, Labour leader Cllr Lewis Herbert said:

"It's been 14 years, the year 2000, nearly half a generation. We have got votes in the whole range of wards, in the city we have got support across the city. We have a lot of work to do, there's a lot of challenges such as housing. It's not a city that's equal - we have a lot of work to do."

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