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Farage hints another Tory MP could defect to Ukip

Nigel Farage has hinted there is still a chance that another Conservative MP could defect to Ukip before the General Election.

Asked in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph (£) whether he was in discussions with any Tory MPs, Farage said: "The last time I spoke about this I said I would be surprised if there were not more.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

"There is one conversation we are still having. But do you know what - it is not very relevant now. Last year it was a big deal."

Unlike Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless - who both triggered and won by-elections - a Tory jumping ship now would be likely to hold on to their seat until the General Election in May.


CCTV footage appears to show missing Syria girls

CCTV footage apparently showing three British schoolgirls feared to have entered Syria to join Islamic State has been released by Turkish news channel A Haber.

The three girls, believed to be Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase, are seen at a bus station in Istanbul in the video.

It was reportedly recorded in the early hours of February 18 - the day after the teenagers disappeared from their London homes.


UN Secretary-General condemns Nemtsov murder

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead by unknown attackers in Moscow.

"The Secretary-General was shocked by and condemns the brutal killing of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on 27th February," the United Nations press office said in a statement.

It added that Mr Ban "notes that an investigation into this murder has been announced, and he expects the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly."

It said he expressed his condolences to Nemtsov's family, friends and supporters.

Police investigate fan disorder at Rotherham match

Police have launched an investigation following disorder at Rotherham United's Championship clash with Millwall FC.

Police are investigating disorder at Rotherham United's New York Stadium. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

After Rotherham scored in the 85th minute at the New York Stadium, a number of supporters tried to invade the pitch, forcing police to step in.

Several stewards were attacked, leaving two with minor injuries, and additional officers were deployed.

As fans left the ground, further disorder erupted and a number of police officers received minor injuries, South Yorkshire Police said.

It added that no arrests had been made but that there was extensive evidence, including CCTV footage, and a post-incident investigation will be conducted into the actions of both clubs' fans.

Officers have worked with both clubs prior to today's game in an attempt to prevent such unacceptable behaviour. Again we see a minority of individuals spoil the event for many others.

They aren't a true representation of genuine football supporters and have no place in football. Such action can not be tolerated

– Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin

Two arrested over woman's death in Liverpool

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a woman.

Merseyside police said the body of a 44-year-old woman was discovered after officers were called to a flat in Greenhey Gardens, Toxteth, Liverpool, at 10.20am today

The two suspects, aged 52 and 48, from Toxteth, are being questioned by detectives.

Police said a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

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