Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Police Stand Off At Southend Flats
Officers in Southend are involved in a stand off with a man who has locked himself on the roof of a property.
The 25-year-old fled as they attempted to arrest him on Chalkwell Avenue.
The road is currenty closed in both directions between Chalkwell Esplanade and the Ridgeway.
Essex Police negotiaters, the force helicopter and Essex Fire and Rescue are on the scene.
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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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