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Ukip's Carswell and Farage hold meeting over public money disagreement

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in Clacton. Credit: PA

Ukip have confirmed that leader Nigel Farage and Clacton MP Douglas Carswell met this afternoon as they try to iron out their differences about how to spend £650,000 of taypayers' money that they're entitled to.

Mr Carswell was approached by Ukip officials earlier this week and asked to spend the party's 'short money' on recruiting 15 new members of staff.

However, he rejected the proposal and insisted that it was inappropriate to spend so much on just one parliamentary office.

Now, Ukip have confirmed that the pair have been in discussions today regarding the disagreement.

"Nigel Farage met with Douglas Carswell this afternoon and there's ongoing discussion about how best to represent four million Ukip voters in a way that is sensible and correct."

– UKIP statement



Roads closed for funeral procession

The family and friends of a father from Bedfordshire who was found dead at a travellers' site have processed through Houghton Regis for his funeral.

Adam Fanelli, who was 31, was found dead at Nash Park in Buckinghamshire on the 17th of March. Two men have been charged with his murder.

The police closed roads for the funeral procession to and from All Saints Church in Houghton Regis this afternoon.

Watch Olivia Paterson's report below...

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