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Northamptonshire town hosts political milestone

Nigel Farage on a walk-about in Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Northamptonshire town hosted an important political event today - the start of the cross-party campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

About two thousand people were in Kettering for the launch of Grassroots Out, including the UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.

Around 2,000 people gathered for the launch of the cross-party campaign Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

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Stevenage: Corbyn calls for councils to start building housing again

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says we're facing a housing crisis and the Government must do more to make sure social housing is built across the East.

He was speaking on a visit to a development in Stevenage where the council is funding new homes.

Mr Corbyn also believes his party's gaining support again in our region after failing to win any of their target seats from the Tories, including Stevenage.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emma Hutchinson

Labour leader Corbyn praises Stevenage council house development

Jeremy Corbyn in Stevenage today. Credit: ITV News Angliaitv

The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a visit to our region to see a new social housing development.

He met with bosses from Labour-led Stevenage Borough Council which has funded the project through efficiency savings it's made within its budgets.

31 new council homes are being built as part of the scheme.

"Housing is crucial and housing that people can afford is crucial.

Here we've got a development going on of new council housing which will be life-time tenancy for people."

– Jeremy Corbyn

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PM pledges to fund Northstowe housing development

The Government are set to fund the building of thousands of new homes in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Prime Minister has announced he'll directly commission the building of thousands of new homes on five sites around England, including at Northstowe in Cambridgeshire.

Plans to provide around 10 thousand houses at Northstowe have stalled after being in development for around 15 years.

Now, David Cameron has said the government will step in and get the homes built. Around 40 per cent will be for first-time buyers and construction will begin this year.

Click below to see Sarah Cooper's report

UKIP leader Farage insists he's going nowhere after Carswell calls for change

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage have clashed again. Credit: PA

The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told the party's only MP to "put up, or shut up", after he made new calls for him to step down as leader.

The Clacton MP Douglas Carswell told BBC Essex the party needed a "fresh face" at the top and questioned Mr Farage's response to UKIP's poor showing in the Oldham West and Royton by-election.

"He has been trying to sow division in a party where none exists.

91% of UKIP voters in the country support my leadership and Douglas Carswell has privately been saying for some months he doesn't support me and now he's saying it in public.

I'm sorry, but Mr Carswell is out on a limb."

– NIGEL FARAGE
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