Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Arrest After Chelmsford Taxi Driver Stabbed In Arm
A 30 year-old man has been arrested over a robbery in Chelmsford where a taxi driver was stabbed in the arm.
Police were called to Oliver Way at around 7.50pm on Wednesday, 3 February.
Essex Police said: "The victim had been stabbed with an unknown object in Oliver Way.
"The driver, a man aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital with an injury to his right shoulder. He needed stitches for the wound and is now recovering at home.
"A 30-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on bail until April 9, pending further enquiries".
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.
Stansted Airport is predicting its busiest Easter weekend on record.
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