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Clashes on final day of UKIP conference

UKIP's annual conference ended in Margate today with the Party claiming it was more united than ever. Outside the venue there were scuffles between anti-UKIP protesters and competing protesters from the far right. There were no injuries but police say a woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The march though was largely peaceful and attracted about 250 people. We hear from UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour.


Polls predict mixed fortunes for UKIP as the party heads to Kent

One poll says UKIP look certain to win a Kent seat at the General Election - good news for their candidate and party leader Nigel Farage.

But the party faithful, heading down to Margate, probably didn't like the other poll: the ITV Comres survey found that many people found the party unprofessional, not credible, and racist.

Here are the figures that show they're on target to win South Thanet.

UKIP are on thirty nine per cent

Labour eleven per cent behind them 28%

With the Tories just behind them. 27%

Our political correspondent Phil Hornby, has spent the day with UKIP as they start their spring conference.

Six hour stalemate over spending in Brighton and Hove

Councillors in Brighton and Hove have failed to set a budget, despite a six hour meeting last night. The ruling Greens wanted to increase council tax by almost 6% - the biggest rise in the country.

But Labour and the Tories voted against them. There'll be another meeting on Tuesday 3rd March.

ITV Meridian spoke to the Green Party's Cllr Jason Kitcat, Brighton & Hove City Council.

Brighton & Hove councillors fail to agree on budget

Members of Brighton and Hove City Council have failed to set a budget after six hours of negotiations, and will now reconvene on Tuesday 3 March.

At just after 10.30pm the council chief executive Penny Thompson said it was unlikely they were going to be unable to reach an agreement this evening.

They were trying to decide whether tax payers in the city will face the biggest increase in their bills in the country.

The Greens want a rise of almost 6%, which would equate to more than £70 a year for an average household.

They say without a big rise they will have to make drastic cuts in public services. Both Labour and the Conservatives feel this is too high.

The opposition Labour group leader Warren Morgan tonight argued for a 2% rise in council tax.

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