Maternity units in Harwich and Clacton, closed at the start of the year because of staff shortages, are to be re-opened - but in a reduced capacity.
The Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust say the units will open on an 'on-demand' basis, meaning mothers will be able to phone midwives when they go into labour and meet the midwife at the unit.
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It's going to feel fresher today although generally dry with sunny spells- just the chance of an isolated shower. Highs of 22 deg C.
Lifeguards at Sea Palling where a swimmer died after getting caught in a rip-current, remind people to always swim at life-guarded beaches.
It will become cloudy this evening with a chance of showers arriving from the west. Lows of 15 deg C.