People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
Disgraced Essex Peer Released Early
Lord Hanningfield has been released from prison after serving just nine weeks of a nine-month sentence.
Former Tory peer Lord Hanningfield from Chelmsford has been freed from prison after serving only a quarter of their sentences for fiddling their parliamentary expenses.
Lord Hanningfield, 70, received a nine-month sentence in July after falsely claiming nearly £14,000.
Three former Labour MPs jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal - David Chaytor, Eric Illsley and Jim Devine - have already been released.
Lord Hanningfield is a former pig farmer from West Hanningfield who served as a Lords opposition frontbencher and leader of Essex County Council. He falsely claimed £13,379 in parliamentary expenses for overnight stays in London when he was not in the capital, including one occasion when he was actually on board a flight to India.
It is understood that he was freed under the home detention curfew scheme, which allows prisoners who pose a low risk to be tagged and released early after serving at least a quarter of their sentence.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
A woman whose American bulldog mauled to death a three-year-old boy in Halstead has been spared jail.
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