BY ALEX MAXAM
A group of Colchester’s business and professional leaders have joined forces in a bid to promote the town and attract more jobs. They go by the name of Colchester Ambassadors, and today saw their official launch at the Houses of Parliament.
By Ellie Fox
The Department of Health has awarded £1 million to Colchester hospital to loosen the tension on its Accident and Emergency department.
This was the highest amount of funding available.
Colchester’s A&E performance target is 91.7% – it’s currently in special measures, which were imposed by the Care Quality Commission in 2013. The next assessment will take place in July. Continue reading
essexjournalism.com spoke to students, workers and visitors on the University of Essex campus
Steve Winn, 49, security guard
Steve Winn, 49, a member of the university security staff, said: “I will continue to support the Conservatives locally as they’ve done a pretty good job so far. I don’t think young people are interested in the local elections because they don’t know what’s happening locally to them.” Continue reading
Hope Woolston explains what will happen when Essex elects its new county council next month
Every four years, county councils have local elections to decide who will represent each area – known as “divisions”. The people of Essex have their chance to vote on 4 May. Continue reading
Essex Belongs To Us front and back cover
By William Mailes
A book based upon tales, places and attractions from around Essex has been released during this month’s Essex Book festival.
The Essex Book Festival attracts thousands of people from across the county and beyond over the month of March, and aims to unite the county through a love of reading and story-telling.