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Former radio presenter and DJ turned councillor dies

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A long-serving councillor who travelled across Europe as a DJ before immersing himself in community causes has died at the age of 70.

Nigel Shaw, who lived in Firtree Road in Thorpe St Andrew, was first elected to the town council and Broadland District Council in 2002.

The Conservative also served as the county councillor for the Woodside ward for 12 years from 2004.

He first moved to Norwich in the late 1960s from the Midlands when his mum took over as headteacher of Magdalen Gates First School.

A statement issued by Thorpe St Andrew mayor Susan Lawn said: "He was a councillor with a strong moral purpose, championing issues around domestic violence, anti-social behaviour, highway safety, protecting the environment and social justice.

"Councillor Shaw felt strongly that actions speak louder than words and his achievements in public service therefore speak for themselves."

Mr Shaw's worked in the entertainment industry as well as a web designer before managing his own IT repair business more recently.

He also worked for the Halifax Building Society in the city and spent some of his working life in the........

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