Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Man Seriously Injured After Chelmsford Attack
A man has suffered a serious facial injury after an assault at a bar in Chelmsford.
He was attacked at Bar Funk on Tindal Street at around 4am yesterday.
He was taken to hospital where his injuries are described as "serious but not life-changing".
Essex Police said: "A 28-year-old man from West Yorkshire and a 24-year-old man from Chelmsford were arrested on suspicion of assault.
"They were released on police bail until Thursday, April 30 pending further enquiries.
"Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Chelmsford CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org ."
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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