THE UK Independence Party yesterday opened a campaign headquarters in an office with an unfortunate postcode.

All mail to the Hartlepool office of the party, which wants Britain to withdraw from the EU, will be addressed to TS24 7EU.

Sedgefield and Darlington branch chairman Peter Troy said: "The postcode was already here so we had no choice. However, we believe people should be given a choice on whether they want to stay in the EU."

The office, in Church Square, will be used as the base for campaigning in May's local elections.

The party is also preparing to campaign against proposals for directly-elected regional assemblies.

The office was opened by party chairman, Squadron Leader David Lott, from Hexham.