Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Man In Court Over Clacton Murder
A pensioner has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife.
John Chapman, 71, was arrested and charged following the death of his wife Jean at their home in Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex Police said.
He appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and did not enter a plea.
Chapman was remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday.
Essex Police said officers had been called to reports that a woman had died at the couple's home at about 6am on Monday and Chapman was arrested at the scene.
A formal identification and a post-mortem examination of the deceased are due to take place on Tuesday.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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