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Farage announces he will not stand in Newark by-election

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he will not be standing in the Newark by-election, sparked by disgraced former Tory minister Patrick Mercer's decision to quit over a cash-for-questions scandal.

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Man arrested over Farage egging incident

A man (right) is restrained after throwing an egg at Nigel Farage. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A 33-year-old man from Nottingham has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg during a visit to the city.

Nottinghamshire Police say the man remains in police custody at this stage.

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