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Notting Hill Carnival pioneer Selwyn Baptiste dies

Selwyn Baptiste
Image caption Selwyn Baptiste said the carnival was about 'fun and love'

One of the pioneers of the world famous Notting Hill Carnival has died.

Selwyn Baptiste was credited by some with bringing steel bands to the streets of west London for the first time.

After helping to establish the carnival, which is now Europe's biggest street festival, he remained a chairman on its committee.

Mr Baptiste, who was aged 75, was among those to condemn violence when the 1976 carnival turned into a riot.

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