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The Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless, has announced he is defecting to UKIP.
Joshua Caird will appear at Crown Court on Thursday
David Cameron has made his first public visit to the Kent constituency after its former Conservative MP Mark Reckless defected to Ukip.
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Firefighters have been called to a chemical incident at the factory of cosmetic company Molten Brown near Stansted.
A man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in an underpass in Basildon.
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Suspended officer to face magistrates
Five Sussex Police officers are under investigation after a 32-year-old died in the back of a police van earlier this year.
A man has died after the car he was driving crashed into the front of a house before hitting a tree near Southminster.
A woman from Colchester has admitted defrauding friends and kindhearted strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer.
Fire crews have finally left the site of a woodpile fire near Brentwood, nine weeks after it first started.
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