Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Stansted Flight Diverted Over Smell
Passengers on a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to Stansted faced ten hours of delays and two diversions after a suspicious smell was reported on board.
It took off on Tuesday but was diverted to France after a passenger complained about the unusual odour.
An engineer checked the plane and four hours later it was given the go ahead to fly. But an hour into the flight, it was forced to land again at Gatwick after a passenger complained of fumes.
Passengers had to get a coach from Gatwick to Stansted and Ryanair say the plane is being inspected again.
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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