Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Tributes To Fatal Crash Victim In Colchester
A man killed in a car crash in Colchester last month was a "happy fun loving guy."
Nick Sherwood, 25, who lived in Uxbridge, died following the collision on St Andrews Avenue.
His family said: "Nick was a dearly beloved son to Dave and Heidi, brother to Danny and long-term boyfriend to Lilie. He was a happy fun loving guy who lived life to the full and took great pleasure in putting a smile onto peoples’ faces.
"He worked as an electrician for Balfour Beatty.
"Nick was a fitness enthusiast who regularly worked out at the gym. He loved to socialise and had such an outgoing and fun personality that led to him making new friends wherever he went! He was a sports fanatic.
"All the family members and friends will greatly miss Nick so very much.”
A man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 25 years for murdering an uncle as he attempted to protect his niece from unwanted advances in Basildon.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died following a collision in North Weald.
Police have arrested a third person in connection with a disturbance outside the Sugar Hut nightclub on the High Street in Brentwood on Sunday, April 2.
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