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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Nigel Farage hit by egg during Nottingham visit

Nigel Farage has been hit by an egg during a visit to Nottingham today.

The incident happened when the Ukip leader got out of a car in the city centre, and comes as Mr Farage continues his nationwide tour ahead of the European elections.

The protester that threw the egg told reporters his name was Fred from Nottingham and was carrying a placard reading "UKIP … sad, scared, old men".

He was put into a patrol car by police shortly after.

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