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Public meeting to take place about potential hospital merger

Hinchinbrooke Hospital and Peterborough Hospital.

A public meeting will take place tonight about the potential merger of the Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trusts.

Hinchingbrooke was returned to the NHS last year after its private management company pulled out of its contract.

It's claimed the merger would save the NHS £9 million.


Man recieves Shoreham Airshow disaster bravery award

Tony Kemp was among the first medics on scene at the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

A senior nursing lecturer from the University of Bedfordshire who was among the first medics at the scene of the Shoreham Airshow disaster has received an award for his bravery.

Tony Kemp, who was working with the British Red Cross last August, was presented with a Royal Humane Society Testimonial.

Read more: Shoreham aircrash plane was based in Essex

34 people arrested during Essex anti-drink drug driving campaign

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Thirty-four people were arrested on suspicion of drink or drug related offences in Essex over the weekend.

The 29 men and five women were arrested between Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 26, 2016.

That brings the total number of arrests since the launch of the campaign on June 10, 2016 to 104. Of those arrested, 86 have been male and 18 female.

Of those arrested over the weekend, 13 have been charged and are due to appear at court at various dates throughout July. Eleven of those charged have been charged with drink driving.

I hope these arrests send out a clear message to drivers thinking about getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Our officers are out there and they will catch you. If you drink and/or take drug, be warned – it really is only a matter of time before you’re arrested and put before the courts.

– Adam Pipe, Casualty Reduction Manager at Essex Police


Police concerned for man missing from Mildenhall

Martin Hardman, 66, was last seen on Worlington Road, Mildenhall at 11pm on 26th June.

Police are appealing for help to try to trace a man missing from Mildenhall in Suffolk.

Martin Hardman, 66, was last seen on Worlington Road, Mildenhall at 11pm on 26th June.

Police are concerned for his welfare as he has recently had hospital treatment.

If you have any information contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number 79 of today, Monday 27th June.

Boy found robbed and badly injured at bus stop in Hertfordshire

Officers investigating a robbery in St Albans are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenage boy was found badly injured at a bus stop.

Between 2am and 2.35am on Saturday (June 25), the 16 year old victim was found by a member of the public at a bus stop on St Peter’s Street, near to the doctor’s surgery. His mobile phone had been stolen.

He was taken to hospital with cuts and bruising to his head and face and remains in hospital at this time where his condition is improving.

Detective Sergeant Katy Jackson, from the St Albans Local Crime Unit, said: “We are trying to establish exactly what has happened to this young man and are appealing for anyone with information to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101,

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