03/05/2013 09:46 BST | Updated 03/05/2013 09:54 BST

BEAT THE WEEK: News Quiz 3 May

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EXETER, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Stickers supporting the UKIP party are seen on cars parked outside at the UKIP 2013 Spring Conference being held in the Great Hall, Exeter University on March 23, 2013 in Exeter, England. Buoyed by recent successes including the by election in Eastleigh where they came second, the UK Independence party is claiming it is the only one with alternative policies and a vote for UKIP is no longer just a protest vote. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Nigel Farage has emerged triumphant from what was a mixed week for Ukip.

Despite being mercilessly mocked in the media, the party's candidates being shamed after a trawl of Facebook pages revealed unsavoury views, Farage has not lost his Cheshire cat grin.

And now its the Tories who are taking a tumble after the six overnight counts revealed the Conservatives had lost 74 seats. Ukip were the big winners with 42 gains, and Labour were up 26.

The coalition's humiliation was complete after a election result in South Shields, that even president Tim Farron admmited was "shocking."

The Lib Dems came a distant seventh in Thursday's South Shields by-election, securing just 155 more votes that the Monster Raving Loony party and 359 votes less than the BNP, who were represented by the woman below.

But there were plenty of other things going on this week too. Did you catch them all? Try your hand at Huff Post UK's news quiz and see if you can BEAT THE WEEK.