The tourism industry in the East is benefiting from what looks likely to be the driest summer for almost 20 years.
The industry is worth more than £6 billion each year for this region and employs more than 250 thousand people.
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Cold but dry and bright this afternoon followed by a risk of icy stretches tonight.
Colchester General Hospital has been branded inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. It follows an inspection on 12 November 2014.
Remaining cold with sunny spells and further scattered rain and sleet showers. Any early snow will become restricted to hills.