Ed Miliband speaks at a question and answer session in Manchester

Labour's hopes for the south

Meridian's political correspondent Phil Hornby looks at what the Labour Party conference means for supporters in the South.

Ed Miliband

'We're in it together'

The Labour leader Ed Miliband began a tour of the south today canvassing for the upcoming local elections.

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Miliband visits Purley-on-Thames to see flooding

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Visited Purley-on-Thames to hear from residents affected by flooding this morning. http://t.co/yrqpuN4Bot

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Thanks to all the volunteers, local council workers, emergency services and others helping those affected by the floods.

Standing up to the bullies

The Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has been in Sussex today to see a school's ground-breaking work to tackle homophobic bullying. Blatchington Mill in Hove has appointed some of its students as "equality commissioners" to challenge prejudice.

The school says it's vital that all youngsters feel safe and valued, or their education can be seriously affected.

Malcolm Shaw has been speaking to Ed Milliband, Stephen Murtagh, a victim of homophobic bullying, Equality Commissioners Rosie Bradley and Joshua Drabble and Deputy Headteacher Nick Wergan.

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