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Woman airlifted to hospital after car crashes into her house

A woman was seriously injured in Clacton after a car crashed into her house Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after she was seriously injured by a car which crashed into her house in Clacton, Essex.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to Washford Gardens at 11.44am. One ambulance, a response car and the Essex Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

Duty operations manager Steve Box, who attended the scene said: “We believe the woman was struck by the car whilst she was stepping inside the house from the porch, she sustained serious injuries to both ankles.”

Mr Box added: “Our crews and the critical care team from the helicopter worked extremely hard to stabilise the woman at the scene before she was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire for further care.”

Car hits a house in Clacton

The emergency services have been called to the scene of a crash in Clacton in Essex where a car has smashed into a house.

An emergency call was received at 11.44am to a property in Washford Gardens where it was reported that a car had crashed into a house and injuring a woman inside.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said: "At present we have an ambulance, a duty officer and the Essex Air Ambulance at the scene."


EEAST attending a serious RTC where a car has collided with a house in Washford Gardens #Clacton @eastenglandamb @essexairamb

Fight for maternity units continues

Campaigners hoping to save the maternity units at Clacton and Harwich are organising a protest march.

Clacton Hospital Credit: ITV Anglia

They were closed last month on a temporary basis with services being transferred to Colchester Hospital.

Protestors will march through Clacton on Saturday. They're hoping it will show the strength of feeling in the community against the closure.

Essex has worst street in UK for Broadband

A street in Essex has been declared the slowest in the UK for broadband internet speeds.

Download speeds on Wheatley Road in Stanford-Le-Hope have been measured at 30 times slower than the UK national average according to comparison site

It means people living there would have to wait 15 hours to download a movie while people living in other areas could download the same film in less than 10 minutes


Colchester murder - man arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a vulnerable man who was stabbed 102 times in Essex. James Attfield, 33, was found near Castle Park in Colchester on March 29.

Mr Attfield, who had a brain injury after being hit by a car four years ago, had been at the River Lodge pub in the hours before his death.

James Attfield was stabbed 102 times Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police said they had arrested and were questioning a 27-year-old man from Colchester. Officers have also raided two properties in the town as part of the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett said: "Two of the people featured in the CCTV images we have released have come forward and have been spoken to and eliminated from our inquiries.

"That still leaves 21 people who we need to speak with and who may hold important information in relation to our investigation."

A 27-year-old woman was arrested earlier this month and released on bail pending further inquiries.

One billion pounds to be spent developing new engines

One billion pounds is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Vince Cable MP Credit: PA

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be at Ford's research centre at Basildon in Essex to announce joint government and industry funding for the work.

It's expected the project could secure 30 thousand UK jobs linked to producing engines.

Memorial garden for grieving parents

A couple from Essex whose son was killed in Afghanistan have been given the unusual gift of a garden makeover.

Corporal Lloyd Newell died in 2011. His grief-stricken parents Brian and Lynne Ollett had let their garden become overgrown, until an Armed Forces Charity stepped in.

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