Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
Essex Waffle Lady Sentenced
A woman, who handled stolen food from a bin, outside a Tesco store here, has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.
Sasha Hall lived above the shop in Great Baddow.
The 22-year-old said she had been given the potato waffles, pies and ham following a power cut at the supermarket - which had meant staff had to throw away food worth around £10,000.
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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