Thank for you checking out the Essex Live page today.
Here's a quick recap of the main stories we've been following:
- Speaking in his own defence at Chelmsford Crown Court, Ronald King told the jury there were three rounds of ammunition in his gun - one for his wife Rita, one for himself, and one for his sister Eileen, who also lived in De La Mer care home in Walton-on-the-Naze
- Colchester United sign Kilmarnock and under-21 Scotland international midfielder Craig Slater on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee
- NHS bosses say the decision to stop doing specialised urology surgery in Colchester and to only do it in Southend, will "drive improvements" in treating complex cancers
- Essex-based blog Waffle Mag has pointed out Southend was a trending topic on Twitter yesterday after a lorry shed its load of thousands of onions near Priory Park
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