Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Men With Hammers Rob Westcliff Shop
Two men armed with hammers have robbed a newsagents in Westcliff.
It happened at Ronald Park News on Ronald Park Avenue at around 10.45pm on Monday, 15 February.
Essex Police said: "They threatened a staff member and took a three figure sum of cash from the till before running down Fairfax Drive in the direction of Roots Hall Stadium.
"The victim was not injured.
"The suspects were described as white, aged about 25 to 30 years old, and about 6ft tall.
"Both wore gloves and had their faces covered. One wore a black jacket and tracksuit and the other wore a grey jacket".
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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