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Mix-up over UKIP election balloons in Christchurch

9 May 2014 Last updated at 21:44 BST

Campaigning for the European and local elections in the south of England took a bizarre twist with a row over balloons.

Christchurch Borough Council banned UKIP from releasing balloons from public land.

Meanwhile, the Lib Dems have been talking about flooding in Berkshire and the Conservatives sent their bicycling baronet on to the campaign trail in Portsmouth.