Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Colchester Stabbing
A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a pensioner in Colchester.
The 70 year-old victim suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at a property on Hythe Hill on Tuesday, 10 November.
40 year-old Stuart Pain, from Sydney Street in Brightlingsea, was arrested last week and has now been charged with attempted murder.
He is due in court later today.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Colchester CID on 101.
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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