New money for Colchester A&E

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

Local elections: what you think 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

New book dedicated to Essex hits the shelves  

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.

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