The East of England Ambulance Service, which has been criticised in the past over response times, is introducing 15 extra ambulances from today. It says it's also recruiting 75 new paramedics and 124 care assistants to cope with demand.
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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
The Chief Executive of Southend United has told ITV News Anglia that his players deserved to win promotion to League One at Wembley.
Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.