DOCTORS’ PROTEST: Dr Sheneen Meghji (front) outside the Chelmsford hospital where she works
By William Mailes
The leader of Chelmsford’s junior doctors last week condemned Jeremy Hunt for prolonging the dispute over doctors’ employment contracts.
Sheneen Meghji, 31, a junior plastic surgeon at Broomfield General hospital, Chelmsford, warned that “more strikes will occur” now the health secretary has imposed new contracts. Continue reading
RELIEVING THE GLOOM: Colchester at night before the lights go off
By Alex Maxam
Colchester residents are angry that talks to turn the town’s streetlights back on in the small hours have broken down.
Essex county council refused to support Colchester borough council’s plan for the lights to stay on all night, every night, for the next two years. Continue reading
NOT WANTED: Jackson, a three- year-old toy poodle
By Charley Goff
A dog may be man’s (or woman’s) best friend – but a north Essex pet rescue centre reports a worrying increase in the number of dogs abandoned after being bought as fashionable accessories. Continue reading
NO TRAINS: cancellations and bus services made journeys longer
By Cijo Jose
Storm Imogen caused travel chaos last month in Essex and Suffolk as winds of up to 100mph swept the region.
Trains between London and the Essex coast towns of Clacton and Walton were unable to run beyond Thorpe-le-Soken. Continue reading