Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Two Homeless Following Harwich Fire
Two people in Harwich have been left homeless, following a house fire last night.
It broke out on Oakland Road at 7.30pm.
Firefighters were called to an end of terrace house.
When they arrived they say the ground floor and first floor were both alight. It took about 2 hours for crews to put it out.
They also used thermal image cameras to look for any remaining hotspots.
Next door was also smoke logged.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service say they will now carry out investigations to work out how it started.
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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