Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Chigwell: Man Charged Over Stabbing
A man has been charged after a teenager was stabbed in Chigwell.
The 16-year-old boy, from Plaistow in east London, is still in hospital after he was injured at the Limes Farm estate on 9 December.
Police say there has been no change in his condition.
20-year-old, Marcus Audain, of no fixed address, has been charged with wounding with intent.
He appeared before Magistrates in Chelmsford yesterday (Saturday 4 January) and has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 17 March.
A 17-year-old boy from from Walthamstow, east London, and a 20-year-old man from Ilford remain on police bail until later this month.
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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