Basildon Hospital is to join forces with the Royal Free London Trust under tough new plans outlined by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The Essex hospital was found to be one of 11 hospitals across the country to be placed in special measures after the Keogh review into high mortality rates.
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Additional police will be on duty this weekend on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Early cloud and rain will clear to the south and the sun will come out throughout the region. However, it will feel colder than yesterday.
Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.