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.
Lords Ban For Former Essex County Leader?
The former Essex County Council leader, Lord Hanningfield, could be banned from the House of Lords for 9 months.
The disgraced Tory peer was released from jail in September after serving just a quarter of his sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
The House of Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee have recommended that Lord Hanningfield should face a nine month ban - the same amount of time as his original prison sentence.
If approved by peers, the suspension would run from the date he was sentenced earlier this year.
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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