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School mistakenly lists UKIP as a racist organisation

The slide featuring UKIP alongside far right groups was used in a class discussion about tolerance Credit: SWNS

A school in Bristol has apologised for listing UKIP as a racist organisation in a lesson.

The party was featured on a slide of far-right groups for a discussion about tolerance. Bridge Learning Campus in Hartcliffe says it was a mistake and has taken steps to ensure it won't happen again.

The school says it has apologised to UKIP which has thanked it for its "prompt and appropriate response".

The slide was used in a class discussion about community relationships and tolerance, and was designed to stimulate debate among our pupils.

It was a mistake for UKIP to have been listed along with the other groups, and I have apologised to the party for its inclusion.

The reference has been removed from the slide and the teacher concerned has apologised and we have taken steps to ensure it will not reappear in future.

– Mark Davies, Chief Executive, Bridge Learning Campus

Asian mayor says his views are more in line with UKIP

A former Mayor of Gloucester and Sikh immigrant has defected from Labour to UKIP.

59-year-old Harjit Gill moved to the UK from India in the 1970s, and became Gloucester's first Asian mayor in 2007. He says that despite being a member of the Labour Party for 20 years, he feels his views are much more in line with UKIP.

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First Asian mayor of Gloucester joins UKIP

A former Mayor of Gloucester and Sikh immigrant has defected from Labour to UKIP.

59-year-old Harjit Gill moved from India to the UK in the seventies for an arranged marriage.

He works as a Postmaster and became Gloucester's first Asian mayor in 2007.

Harjit Gill at his mayor-making in 2007 Credit: ITV News

Mr Gill says despite being a member of the Labour Party for 20 years, he feels his views are in line with what UKIP wants. His wife Jasminder remains a Labour Gloucestershire County councillor.

I was in the Labour party for 20 years. But more and more I think my views are in line with what UKIP want.

I think Britain should be out of the European Union. We are in the back seat there.

I have spoken with Nigel Farage many times and we agree on a lot. They need a strong person to talk to them.

I'm not worried - UKIP is changing a lot. If there are people with views that are racially prejudiced, I will challenge them.

– Harjit Gill
Harjit Gill says he will challenge any racially-prejudiced views within UKIP Credit: ITV News
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Donation increased after Hague called Aaron Banks 'a nobody'

Former Tory Party donor Aaron Banks has given Ukip £1 million. Credit: ITV News

Former Tory party donor and insurance businessman Aaron Banks said that he increased his donation to Ukip from £100,000 to £1 million after allegations that former Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague called him "a nobody".

UKIP in Bristol - "We're here to stay"

UKIP won a seat on Bristol City Council for the first time as Mike Frost won the Hengrove seat with 31% of the vote ahead of Labour and the Conservatives.

UKIP's Chairman in Bristol, Steve Wood told ITV News that his party is "here to stay"

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Farage in Somerset as Environment Agency says 1,000 homes at risk

The Environment Agency says around 1,000 homes on the edge of Bridgwater are now at risk as the flooding crisis in Somerset deepens. Around 150 homes in nearby villages are currently affected.

Today the leader of UKIP called for a public inquiry into the flooding and said the Government should compensate victims.

Farage: Alex Wood sacked 'quite wrongly'

I am in absolutely no doubt at all that that photograph of Alex Wood was nothing to do with a Nazi gesture. He was literally reaching across the pub to pull the camera away from a girlfriend who was photographing him and I have witness statements that support that. I am very angry that a 21-year-old was sacked from his job quite wrongly because of what was said in a national newspaper.

– UKIP leader Nigel Farage
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