A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell Defects To UKIP
Clacton's Conservative MP, Douglas Carswell, has dramatically announced he's defecting to join UKIP.
At a press conference earlier he said he believed David Cameron and senior Conservatives were not "serious about real change"
The Clacton MP entered Parliament in 2005.
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The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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