A man from Thurrock is suing Southend Hospital after he contracted a flesh eating superbug following a routine prostate operation.
Plans for Colchester Christmas Ice-Rink
Plans have been released for a new Christmas ice-rink and festive fayre in Colchester which it is hoped could bring more than 40,000 people to the town.
The six-week event will run from late November until the new year and is anticipated to be the only one of its kind in the region.
A formal planning application will be submitted to Colchester Borough Council later this month.
Ben Payne from special effects company, Illuminate Design, is behind it. He said: "Everything about the Christmas festival will be focused on giving visitors a great experience and there will be something for all the family. We are expecting to create about 30 seasonal jobs and are keen to attract commercial partners to support the venture."
Commenting on the plans, David Burch, Director of Policy at the Essex Chamber of Commerce, said: "This would certainly add to Colchester's attraction as a destination venue for Christmas shoppers and we welcome these plans."
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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