Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Essex Closer To New Nuclear Power Plant
Plans for new nuclear power plants in the UK, including one in Essex, are being pushed forward, despite the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
The government's confirmed a list of eight sites where the next generation of reactors can be built, Bradwell is on it.
It means we could see a new power station built there by 2025.
Plans will have to be debated and voted on in Parliament first, but ministers are hopeful that, with a pro-nuclear majority in the Commons, they will win the argument.
Other sites include Hartlepool; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury, South Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa, Anglesey.
Two fairground workers have pleaded not guilty to charges they face over the death of a school girl on a bouncy castle in Essex.
An aircraft hangar has been damaged in a blaze at Southend Airport.
Residents and businesses are being encouraged to tell Essex County Council whether they can access superfast broadband.
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