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Road name honour for The Darkness
The Darkness
The Darkness won three prizes at the Brit Awards in February
Glam rockers The Darkness are set to be honoured for shining a light on their home town of Lowestoft, Suffolk, with a number of streets named after them.

Waveney District Council has agreed to name some new roads after them in recognition of their success and their constant praise of the area.

Three members of the Brit-winning band hail from the town, including brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins.

The council has mooted Hawkins Close or Hawkins Way as possibilities.

They're local boys who talk up the town all the time and it's been brilliant for us and them
Wendy Mawer
Waveney District Council
All four members will be included in the dedications including drummer Ed Graham and Scottish-born bassist Frankie Poullain.

Wendy Mawer, the council's portfolio holder for regeneration, said: "Around the time of the Brit Awards the feeling of the council was that we could do something within Waveney to mark their success.

"They're local boys who talk up the town all the time and it's been brilliant for us and them."

'Delighted'

Ms Mawer added: "I don't think Darkness Close would be very popular but I am keen on Hawkins Close or Hawkins Way."

The council said the band knew of its plans and were "delighted and honoured" at the news.

It is likely the road names will be in one of the new housing developments being built in the area.

The council also wants to hold a civic reception to recognise The Darkness' success, which has included a number one album and three Brit awards.


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