Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Suspected Drugs Baron Arrested In Spain
An Essex man wanted over an £80million cocaine empire has been arrested in Spain after an international search for him.
Jamie Dempsey, 33, was wanted by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) for allegedly conspiring to supply 299 kilos of cocaine in spring 2009.
He is one of 10 most wanted suspected criminals hiding in the so-called 'Costa del Crime'.
He was being questioned after officers raided a property in Marbella.
Dave Cording, of Crimestoppers, said: ''This is another great result which means that now 50% of the most recent batch of wanted individuals have been arrested.
''Not only is the campaign successful in tracking people down in Spain, but it displaces them as well, but as we can see, no matter where these wanted individuals run to, law enforcement will find them.
''I hope this further reinforces to fugitives, that you can run, but can't hide forever.''
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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