A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
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".
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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