Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Halstead: Man Charged After Air Gun Shooting
A 29-year-old man's been charged with four offences after a firearms incident in Halstead.
Armed officers were called to White Horse Avenue just after 8am on Wednesday (July 25th) after reports than a binman had been shot in the face with an air gun.
A man was later arrested in Braintree and a weapon was recovered.
Henry Gaskin, of Long Green in Cressing has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, assault causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and possessing cannabis.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court this morning (Friday July 27).
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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