Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Man Killed In Tree Crash Near Brentwood Named
Police have released the name of a man who died when his car hit a tree near Brentwood.
20 year-old Ryan McNamara, from Brentwood, died in the crash at the junction of Eagles Way and Hartswood Road in Warley, at around 9.45pm on Tuesday.
A 21 year-old man, who was a passenger in the car, was take to Queen's Hospital in Romford to be treated for minor injuries.
Essex Police said: "Police would like to hear from any witnesses to the collision who they have not yet spoken to or anyone who had seen the car being driven prior to the crash occurring.
"They are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a silver 4x4 who was in the area at the time".
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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