Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Essex: TOWIE Star Gets Engaged
The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins has got engaged.
Her boyfriend, Rami Hawash, hid the ring in a Christmas pudding.
The TOWIE star has tweeted she's 'very, very happy' and is already planning her big day.
Collins, 32, is due to appear in the reality TV series Splash when it returns in the New Year.
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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