Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Westcliff: Man Dies After Sea Rescue
A man has died after being pulled from the sea, Essex Police have said.
The East of England Ambulance Service said it was alerted to the seafront at Shorefield Road, Westcliff on Sea just before midday on Saturday (18th August) and a rapid response car and an ambulance attended the scene.
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "Prior to our arrival, a man who we believe to be in his 40s was pulled out of the sea and was being cared for by an off duty nurse.
"Paramedics continued to treat and stabilise the patient before he was taken to a waiting medical team at Southend Hospital."
Essex Police said that the man had died in hospital and officers were trying to contact next of kin.
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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