Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Pedestrian Dies In Crash On A12 Near Chelmsford
One man has died in a "serious" crash on the A12 near Chelmsford.
Emergency services were called to Junction 17 (A130/Howe Green) at around 6.10am today (Wednesday, 10 February.
Essex Police said: "Police were contacted with reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and several HGVs.
"The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 50s, has died at the scene.
"The southbound carriageway at junction 17 remains closed and is not expected to open until the afternoon.
"The northbound carriageway is unaffected but officers ask motorists not to rubberneck to allow a continuous flow of traffic".
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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