September 1 2014 Latest news:
Leading north Essex councillor Tim Young has been chosen as the Labour candidate to fight the Clacton by-election following Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP.
A Felixstowe woman who failed to notify a local council she was making money from selling goods on eBay while claiming benefits has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was approached in Felixstowe.
New proposals have been submitted for a £13million superstore at Felixstowe which could create around 200 jobs.
Tory chiefs in Clacton say they have many potential candidates ready to take on UKIP defector Douglas Carswell in a by-election - despite latest opinion polls suggesting he has a huge lead.