Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Motorcyclist Dies In Southminster
A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Southminster.
Police were called to reports a blue Suzuki GSX-R1000 had "left the road" on the B1021 Cripplegate at around 1.30pm yesterday (Sunday, 24 April).
Essex Police said: "The rider, a 36-year-old man from Benfleet, was taken to the Royal London Hospital but later sadly died.
"Police closed the road until 5.40pm while they carried out initial investigations.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org".
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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