Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Essex: Euromillions Winner in Romford?
The search is on for a Euromillions winner in Romford, who's not claimed their prize.
Romford was given a wake-up call today (Monday 13 January) by a National Lottery town crier as the search continues for the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket-holder yet to claim their £1million prize.
With the deadline to claim the prize for the ticket was bought for the draw on Friday 26 July 2013 is just days away.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We know that the area is already very lucky, it even sports a National Lottery ceremonial flag declaring Romford as "The UK's Luckiest Postcode" . Let's hope that the luck holds and the ticket-holder comes forward in these final days."
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, Wednesday 22 January, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to National Lottery Good Causes.
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.
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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