Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Tribute To Murdered Westcliff Man
The family of a man who was murdered at a property in Westcliff have paid tribute to him.
Jeffrey Shepherd, 50 of Beedell Avenue, Westcliff was attacked in Beedell Avenue on Sunday July 5.
Police say he died of blunt trauma.
His family said: "Jeff was loved by his family and friends and was a doting father to his seven children. He had a good heart and would take care of anyone, even if it meant giving them his last dime. He had a bubbly personality and loved his children with all his heart. He will be sorely missed by us all." Jeff's 10-year-old daughter said: "Daddy I love you."
Carlyle Daley, aged 46 of Beedell Avenue, has been charged with his murder.
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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