An inquiry into whether Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner was properly insured when she had a car crash, is also investigating whether an officer was obstructed when making initial inquiries.
Ann Barnes was involved in a collision in Princes Road, Dartford, on September 16. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is probing whether she committed a criminal offence by not having proper insurance to cover business use of her own car.
In an update, investigators said they are examining whether a police officer was "obstructed in the execution of their duty" when initial inquiries into her insurance cover were being made by Kent Police.
A project to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate in Brighton has been given a funding boost of £5 million.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked the sum for the project, subject to plans being successfully developed to the next stage for which they are providing development funding of £176,000 upfront.
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Ukip leader Nigel Farage has welcomed the election of Ukip’s second MP, as Mark Reckless was voted in after a by-election in Rochester and Strood.
In interview today, Mr Farage said he believed the Tories had “tried too hard” in their election campaign, and said he believed Mr Reckless had done the right thing by letting his constituents decide whether to keep him in his seat after defecting.
I think what Mark Reckless did was he didn’t just cross the floor and defect to Ukip, he said ‘I’m resigning my seat, I’m trusting you, the people of Rochester and Strood, to decide to back me or sack me. And people like that – they admire courage, they admire bravery, they admire decency. I think the second reason is - I actually think the Conservatives tried too hard. This full-scale bombardment, the numbers of phone calls houses were getting, that sort of thing.
He denied that he was riding on the back of protest votes, saying people "absolutely believed" in what the party stands for.
Bookmakers are offering 500-1 odds that Prime Minister David Cameron will defect to Ukip.
It follows the party's victory in Rochester where Tory defector Mark Reckless won the by-election.
I'm determined to win back Rochester and Strood at the election - anything other than a Conservative Govt would put our recovery at risk.
Former shadow cabinet member and University of Kent student, Emily Thornberry MP, issued an apology on Twitter after being criticised for the tweet she posted from Rochester & Strood. It's not known who put the flag up outside her London home.
I apologise for any offence caused by the 3 flag picture. People should fly the England flag with pride!
Mark Reckless has wasted no time in returning to the Commons, arriving in Westminster just hours after his victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election for UKIP.
In a tweet posted this morning, he's revealed he will be sworn in as an MP at 9.30am.