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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A Kent school has issued a newsletter naming and shaming the parents who drive over a nearby cemetery to pick up their children.
Friday night's forecast for the east of the region
Friday night's forecast for the west of the region