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.
Essex WWII Vets To Get France's Top Honour
Three World War Two veterans from Essex are being presented with France's highest honour ahead of the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.
90 year-old James Raw, a Midshipman on a Tank Landing Craft, 92 year-old Walter Bridger, a Marine in the Royal Marines, and 93 year-old Donald McGeachy, a Stoker in the Royal Navy, are all being awarded the Légion d'honneur.
They are among 14 WW2 veterans to be presented with the awards during a ceremony at the French Ambassador's Residence in London.
96-year-old Marsie Taylor from London will be the first woman to be given the medal
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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