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Ukip leader Nigel Farage has declared his party will win parliamentary seats at the 2015 general election.
The eurosceptic also believes Ukip is on course to "cause an earthquake" by winning next year's European elections but insists the council elections are likely to be more important to his party.
Meanwhile, hundreds of British children are being blackmailed into performing depraved sex acts online by paedophiles.
And, the wait for the new iPhone finally ended this morning as hundreds of people streamed through the doors of Apple's flagship Regent Street store to get their hands on the device.