Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
CCTV After Southend Hotel Owner Assaulted
Police have released CCTV of a man they want to identify following an assault on a guest house owner in Southend.
The victim was hit on the head with a mobile phone, causing a gash to the middle of his forehead which needed stitching, at around 6.50pm on 9 March.
He also discovered the room where the suspect had been staying had damage to a wall and a duvet was missing.
The photograph shows the suspect who is described as black, aged between 20-40, average height with black hair tied into a bun. He was wearing beige chino trousers and a beige checked shirt.
The man gave a false address, but is believed to come from London area.
Anyone who recognises him or has any other information is asked to contact Pc Pierre Guilcher at Southend Police Station NCT on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.