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Annual Pride parade in Oxford

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.

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UKIP - Strength to strength

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.

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UKIP promises massive political change

Click video. We're on the march. That was the message from UKIP supporters after their South East regional conference. They've had a remarkable few months, surging in the opinion polls and taking seats in the county council elections.

Councillor Ray Finch, who is the UKIP group leader on Hampshire County Council, says his party are regarded as "usurpers" by the other councillors "who don't like it". He spoke to Phil Hornby at his party's regional conference at Frimley Green in Surrey.

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UKIP candidate denies making anti-Semitic remarks

UKIP candidate Anna-Marie Crampton, who has been suspended by her party for allegedly posting anti-Semitic remarks online, said she was hacked and not responsible for the comments.

She tweeted last night: "Im (sic) NOT antisemitic. I NEVER said i do not believe in the holocaust. I've clearly been trolled. I do post on Zionism as a political movement."

She later added: "Further, my great grandmother was jewish on my mother's side."

Ms Crampton later deleted her Twitter account.

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UKIP candidate suspended for 'anti-Semitic comments'

UKIP candidate Anna-Marie Crampton has been suspended from the party after allegedly posting anti-Semitic comments on a website.

A UKIP candidate has been suspended. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Ms Crampton, who was due to stand in next week's county council elections in East Sussex, denied the claims and said she was not responsible for the attacks because her account had been hacked.

A UKIP spokesman told ITV News: "We are investigating this matter, if she was hacked we will apologise for suspending her."

Nigel Farage tells Tunbridge Wells it's time for a change

Campaigning was suspended by the major parties for the local elections - because of Lady Thatcher's death. Today, the UK Independence Party brought its message to the region, with its leader telling voters it's time for a change.

UKIP's Nigel Farage told supporters after last month's strong showing at the Eastleigh by-election, it's his party that's now in the frame. At the moment they have NO seats. David Johns reports, with interviews from Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg.

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