Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Bin Collections To Be Royally Interupted?
While many people will be getting an extra day off work thanks to the Royal Wedding - spare a thought for those who won't be!
Most councils in Essex say bin collections will run as normal on April 29th despite the bank holiday.
They say it's to reduce disruption for residents because of the Easter Holidays and the May Day bank holiday.
Five councils here have told Heart they won't be out collecting refuse on the day of the Royal Wedding.
They include Chelmsford, Southend, Thurrock, Epping and Uttlesford.
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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