Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Searches For Missing Finchingfield Man
Searches have started for a 59 year-old man from Finchingfield has gone missing .
Michael Bell was last seen at his home on Bardfield Road at 8.30am on Friday (13 May).
Essex Police said: "He has not made contact with his family since 1pm on Friday. He suffers from a medical condition and is believed to be without his medication.
"He is thought to be wearing black cargo style trousers, a blue t-shirt, an orange and grey fleece and has with him a black and cream ski jacket.
"He may be wearing green wellington boots and his beard is longer than on the attached photograph.
"Michael is 5ft 10ins tall, is slim, white, has short grey hair and wears glasses. He has hearing aids in both ears.
"Anybody who has seen Michael is asked to contact Essex Police 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.
Stansted Airport is predicting its busiest Easter weekend on record.
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