Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Basildon: Man Arrested Over Nightclub Rape
A 19 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a nightclub in Basildon.
The woman says she was attacked inside Liquid at the Festival Leisure Park in the early hours of Sunday, 30 June.
The teenager, who is from Broxbourne, was arrested at around 6.45pm yesterday.
He is currently being held in custody and questioned by police.
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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