Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Braintree: Man Killed In Crash
Tributes are being paid to a man killed in Coldnailhurst Avenue yesterday morning.
61 year old, Graham Haygreen, from Halstead, died after the blue Peugeot panel van he was driving hit a lamppost.
His wife Sylvie has described him as: 'Dearly-loved husband, father, son, brother-in-law and friend to everyone who knew him.
'He worked as an electrician which he had done all his working life. When Graham was not working he enjoyed relaxing with his family.
'We will greatly miss Graham very much.'
It's not yet know whether Mr Haygreen fell ill whilst driving and a post-mortem will take place next week.
Essex Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.
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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