Hospitals across the region are awaiting the publication of the government's new "Friends and Family tests".
The survey asked patients at every hospital in England whether they would be happy for their own loved ones to be treated there.
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Officers investigating the murder of two people in Colchester have carried out a new search of the River Colne based on new information.
A dry evening with light winds, but soon turning cloudy with outbreaks of rain and increasing winds arriving by late evening.
A 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.