Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Third Arrest Over Sible Hedingham Shooting
Police are continuing to question a third man on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in his own home in Sible Hedingham.
The victim had hidden in a bedroom on Rectory Road after intruders broke into the property in the early hours of 6 February.
He was shot through his bedroom door and left with "life-changing" leg injuries.
Essex Police has said doctors face a battle to save his leg and he may have to have it amputated.
Two men - aged 23 and 27 - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary on 17 February, and then released on bail until April.
A 22 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the same offences yesterday.
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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