Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Two Charged Over Waltham Abbey Baseball Bat Attack
Two men have been charged over an attack in Waltham Abbey that left another man with serious head injuries.
The victim was assaulted with a baseball bat at a bus stop on Paternoster Hill on Sunday afternoon.
Two men were arrested shortly after and have now been charged.
52 year-old Edward Chillingworth, from Winters Way in Waltham Abbey, has been charged with assault occasioning GBH.
31 year-old Ricky Smith, from Bradmley Shaw in Waltham Abbey, has been charged with assault occasioning GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and assault.
Both men are due before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court later today.
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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