The young people shaking up local politics

Image copyright Frankie-Rose Taylor The average age of a local councillor after previous elections has been just over 60, according to Local Government Association research. But for 2018’s poll, some young people are bucking the demographic and standing to represent their local area. BBC News spoke to four young candidates…

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‘Celebrity swan’ to stay widower

Image copyright Denise Burrell Image caption ‘Mr Swan’ has been pictured apparently gazing at his reflection in shop windows A “celebrity swan” whose long-term mate was killed in a dog attack looks set to remain a widower. The birds, dubbed “Mr and Mrs Swan” by locals, were well known in…

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Celebrities slam Kanye West’s Trump tweets, reportedly unfollow rapper

close Video ‘Dragon energy’: Kanye tweets his support of Trump President Trump thanks the rapper for his support; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five.’ Not everyone is a fan of Kanye West’s recent tweets about President Trump. West’s fellow stars have lashed out against West’s pro-Trump tweets and a few…

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Graham Norton leads tributes to Winton

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch five of Dale Winton’s funny TV moments Graham Norton has led tributes to TV and radio presenter Dale Winton, who has died at the age of 62. Norton thanked him for the “the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got…

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Cosby guilty: Jury rules comedian sexually assaulted Andrea Constand

close Video Bill Cosby guilty of all counts of sexual assault After two trials and lengthy court battles, comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of all three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand. Now convicted, the comedian faces up to 30 years in prison. Legendary comedian Bill Cosby…

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Wrestler Bruno Sammartino’s viewing draws hundreds of fans

close Video WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino dead at 82 Professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino died Wednesday, WWE announced. He was 82. Sammartino, a WWE Hall of Famer, was known as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of any era and one of the ultimate good guys in the…

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