The sun was out and there was music playing in Oxford today when the annual Pride parade made its way through the city's streets.
It's the fastest growing party here in the UK and today dozens of people gathered for the UKIP REgional Conference in the South East.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed a "sea change" in British politics as they gained more than 140 council seats in the local elections.
Nigel Farage is facing controversy after being accused of taking taxpayers' money from the expenditure allowance and paying it into his personal account. After criticising Maria Miller earlier this month for failing to account for allowances, the UKIP leader is now facing expenses claims of his own.
Sarah Saunders looks at how this accusation came to the public's attention.
Political activist Andrew Scott has been given a community service order after admitting a charge of assault by beating against UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Kent.
Scott, who's 38 and from Margate, was captured on film by an ITV News Meridian camera striking Mr Farage with a wooden placard as he entered a hotel in the town for a political meeting last January.
Meridian's footage was viewed in open court before District Judge Justin Barrow passed sentence.
Mr Farage was being jostled by protestors and later admitted he'd been shocked and scared following the incident, which came weeks after he underwent major spinal surgery.
At Margate Magistrates' Court Scott apologised via his lawyer for his ''reckless act.''
He will undergo 80 hours of unpaid community work and was ordered to pay a total of £145 in costs and as a victim's surcharge.
The Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, was attacked when he arrived in Kent this afternoon. The MEP was in Cliftonville to address supporters.
A small but hostile crowd was outside. And in the demo, Mr Farage - who is still recovering from a major operation - was hit over the head with a placard.
Police have interviewed the UKIP leader and protesters about the assault. Nigel Farage told
our Political Correspondent , Phil Hornby, he found the event frightening.
Pretty nasty situation with anti democratic thugs today in Margate but UKIP supporters charming and motivated http://t.co/MaoIvbnnSz
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been speaking to ITV Meridian's Phil Hornby about the moment he was confronted by angry protesters in Kent.
During the scuffle he was hit over the head with a placard.
Mr Farage also gave his reaction to UKIP member David Silvester, who blamed the recent flooding on the government's decision to legalise gay marriage.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit over the head with a placard by angry protesters when he arrived in east Kent this afternoon.
The South East MEP was in Cliftonville in Margate to address supporters at a seaside hotel. He has been interviewed by police about the incident.
The pilot of a plane who flew UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the day of the 2010 General election has been found dead at his home in Sussex.
Justin Adams, 48, had previously threatened to kill the MEP, following the crash which left him and Mr Farage in hospital.
A trial heard Adams made the threats after insurers refused to pay out until an investigation into the crash had finished. He lost work as a result.
The judge gave Adams a two-year supervision order, saying he had "a depressive order of moderate severity" caused by the crash, and had been drinking.
Sussex Police confirmed he had been found dead at his home in Eastbourne last month. His death is not being treated as suspicious. An inquest has been opened and adjourned.
The next European Elections could see a 'political earthquake', the Leader of UKIP told delegates at his party conference.
Nigel Farage brushed off accusations about his past, to tell his party faithful that they should - and could - top the polls at the elections next spring. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby reports.
Politicians and celebrities have been naming their favourite churches, including some very special buildings in our region - among them the favourites of Prime Minister David Cameron and UKIP leader Nigel Farage. David Wood reports.
Video: UKIP has been buoyed by a remarkable few months which has seen a surge in the opinion polls and success in the county council elections. In West Sussex, they're now the official opposition. Phil Hornby reports.