Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Guard Threatened With Knife In Harlow
A man has been arrested after a robbery from a building site in Harlow where a security guard was threatened with a knife and then locked in a kitchen.
Police were called to a development behind the Garden Tiger pub in Fishers Hatch at around 7.50am on Friday.
The security guard had reported a man had threatened him and locked him in the kitchen at around 11pm the previous day and the stolen around £2,000 worth of power tools.
Officers then carried out house-to-house enquiries and arrested a 29 year-old man on suspicion of burglary.
He has since been released on bail until Tuesday, 12 May. The tools have been recovered.
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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