Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Woman Charged Over Ramsden Heath Stabbing
A 41 year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed near Billericay.
Police were called to a property on Downham Road in Ramsden Heath at around 11am on Saturday.
A man was found there with serious injuries and was flown to Basildon Hospital where his condition was described as "serious but not life threatening".
Sara Cannon, from Downham Road in Ramsden Heath, was arrested later that evening on suspicion of GBH.
She has now been charged with attempted murder and is due before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court this morning.
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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