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Will the Ukip phenomenon change British politics?

Conservative defector Mark Reckless won Rochester and Strood for Ukip with a margin of nearly 3,000 votes.

As the by-election triumphs for Ukip grew the claims of a turning point in British politics came thick and fast.

But will the Ukip phenomenon change the face of British politics? ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:


Occupy protesters gather at Parliament Square

Around 100 protesters from the Occupy movement have gathered at Parliament Square calling for "real democracy now".

The Met Police said it attempted to make contact with organisers but the group had "failed to engage" with the force. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
The force confirmed a Section 60 AA order was in place in the area around Parliament Square which gives police powers to force people to remove masks where they anticipate criminal activity. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Protester Tom Kay, from Sheffield, said, 'The police are unwilling to let people protest seriously.' Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Man charged with murder of stepmother found in boot

Rui Li. Credit: Dorset Police

A man has been charged with conspiring to murder his stepmother who was found dead in the boot of a car.

The body of Rui Li's body was found inside a Fiat Punto in Bournemouth on Friday May 30. The 44-year-old nurse was last seen alive a week earlier.

Her stepson Jonathon Legris, 27, and 66-year-old Irene Erosa Smith have been charged with conspiring to murder her.

Ms Li's husband Pierre Legris, 60, has already appeared in court charged with killing her at his home between May 22 and May 31.

Her cause of death was given as blunt force trauma to the head.

Legris Jnr and Smith will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court tomorrow.


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