An inquest has ruled the death of a four month old baby after a dog attack in Colchester was an accident.
Essex: Hospices Look Ahead To 2012
With the economic downturn and government cuts it's been a tough year for hospices in Essex.
As part of an exclusive feature on Heart over the Christmas, we've been finding out what their priorities are for 2012.
The St Clare Hospice in Harlow, J's in Chelmsford, St Helena's in Colchester and Havens in Southend all say this year has been both difficult and challenging.
With changes to the way the health service is run on the way there are worries about future funding.
Less spare change in our pockets generally also means there are concerns fund-raising could be tougher next year.
There's been a worrying rise in the number of youngsters hospitalised for self harming in Essex.
After years of planning, Harlow town centre's new Cineworld is finally opening its doors to the public.
Two men found guilty of breaking into an Essex mansion where a millionaire businessman was shot in the leg.
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