A man from Thurrock is suing Southend Hospital after he contracted a flesh eating superbug following a routine prostate operation.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
In what is thought to be a world first, monkeys at Colchester Zoo have developed their own sign language.
The Mandrills put their hands over their eyes when they want to be left alone, a gesture never seen anywhere else.
At first zoo keepers thought there was something wrong with the monkeys eyes, but after studying them for a while scientists worked out they were creating their own 'do not disturb' sign.
It is the first time monkeys have taught themselves their own gestures.
Other monkeys have also been taught to open their mouths on command so zoo keepers can check their teeth.
Essex Police have been ranked the worst in England and Wales for victim satisfaction in the past year.
The deaths of two people found inside a car in Chelmsford on Monday, are not being treated as suspicious.
Essex County Council is calling on the Government to delay plans to cut funding to education.
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