A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Colchester MP Holds Cancer Centre Talks
The MP for Colchester says he has met with the Health Secretary about potential funding for a new cancer centre at Colchester Hospital.
Will Quince says it would cost £4.5 million pounds and a campaign is underway to raise the money.
Colchester Hospital says the Cancer Center would be a "centre of excellence for all residents in mid and north-east Essex and the surrounding areas", providing "state-of-the-art facilities in which to deliver first class medical care and the most advanced treatments".
Mr Quince said: "I met with Jeremy Hunt this afternoon to discuss Colchester Hospital's plans for a central and integrated cancer centre at the site.
"The campaign is already under way to raise the £4.5million to make the centre a reality.
"I asked for the Department of Health to consider match funding in future spending plans.
"It's a great proposal and I'm really excited we can make this centre a reality".
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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