Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Pensioner Injured After Hit By Car In Southend
An elderly woman has been injured after she was hit by a car that then just drove off in Southend.
Emergency services were called to Lonsdale Road at the junction with Central Avenue at around 1.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, 2 February).
Essex Police said: "The pedestrian, a local woman in her 80s, sustained back injuries as a result of the collision and is receiving hospital treatment.
"The driver of the Corsa is believed to be a man aged in his 50s, with a shaved head and of large build.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Tina Quinlivan at Laindon Roads Policing Unit on 101".
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.
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