Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Furniture Warehouse In Stanway Destroyed By Fire
A furniture warehouse near Colchester has been completely destroyed in a fire.
Five fire crews and around 25 firefighters were called to Turkey Cock Lane in Stanway just before 6am yesterday.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival the incident commander reported that the entire building, which measures 10 metres by 15 metres, was alight.
"Crews are using hose reel jets and main jets to tackle the blaze.
"The fire was extinguished by 08:16hrs. Crews used one main jet and two hose reel jets.
"The building had been destroyed by the blaze. As of 9am two crews remain at the site working to eliminate hot-spots and ensure that all at he scene is call".
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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