Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Essex: CPS Review Huhne Speeding Case
Prosecutors have received key emails from Essex Police in the Chris Huhne speeding case and a decision on whether to charge the Energy Secretary is expected to be taken within weeks.
The Sunday Times dropped its challenge to a court ruling ordering evidence to be disclosed last Friday (January 20th).
The material is believed to include exchanges between the newspaper's political editor and Mr Huhne's ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, over allegations that she accepted penalty points on his behalf.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed that lawyers have taken possession of the material from Essex Police and begun reviewing it.
The force has been investigating the case, which relates to a speeding offence in March 2003, for eight months. An initial evidence file was delivered to the CPS last July.
The Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
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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