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UKIP party conference held in Torquay

by Bob Constantine

UKIP is holding its spring conference in Torquay. Hundreds of delegates have descended on the town amid intense media attention. The party has the South West firmly in its sights, looking to increase its presence on local councils and the number of seats it holds in the European Parliament.

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UKIP Conference in Torquay

UKIP's Spring conference takes place in Torquay today. It's the second time the seaside town has played host to the anti-EU party. It was last held there in 2011. Leader Nigel Farage will follow the conference with a free public meeting on Saturday.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be at Torquay for his party's annual conference today. Credit: PA

Major search for missing Torquay man

David Facey was last seen in Torquay on Wednesday evening (12 February) Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The coastguard and the Devon and Cornwall police helicopter have been out searching for a man from Torquay who has been missing since Wednesday evening.

David Facey, who is 55, was last seen in Windsor Close. Police say they are increasingly worried for his welfare.

6 hour siege in Torquay

A man ahas been arrested after a six-hour siege in Torquay, Devon. Police were called to a disturbance at 2am where a man was refusing to drop a knife and barricaded himself inside. Police eventually stormed the house just before 8am.

"Due to the nature of the weapon firearms officers were authorised to contain the male and negotiations began with him.

"The incident ended at 7.50am when police were able to enter the property and detain him.

"He was under the influence of some substance and taken to hospital for treatment."

– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman

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Inquest into death of Izzy Dix

An inquest begins in Torquay later today into the death of a school girl from Brixham.

14 year old Izzy Dix was found hanged at her home in September. It's thought she took her own life after being bullied at school and online.

Her death led to calls for the Ask.fm website she used to be shut down.

14 year old Izzy Dix was found hanged at her home in September Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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