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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Southend hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Southend Hospital Trust saw 82.7% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 89.5%.

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At Southend University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 1,540 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 64 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, which runs Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Mid Essex Hospital Trust saw 77.3% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 85.3%.

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At Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust a total of 2,060 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 103 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. East Sussex & North Essex NHS Trust saw 89.4% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 95.6%.

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At East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust a total of 2,364 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 29 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Basildon hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals Trust saw 92.9% according to figures released for April. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 87.7%.

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At Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust a total of 811 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 13 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, which runs The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust saw 69.6% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 73.7%.

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At The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust a total of 2,736 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 123 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Missing teenager not seen since Saturday

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Jessica Bitmead
Family handout

Jessica Bitmead, 17, was last seen in Medway at about 20:00 BST on Saturday.

She is about 5ft tall with a slim build, long brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.

She is known to frequent Kent, London and Essex using the rail network to travel around.

PC Martin Brown from Kent Police said: "We are concerned for Jessica’s safety and urge anyone with information about where she might be to contact us."

Severe accident: A13 Essex westbound

BBC News Travel

A13 Essex westbound severe accident, at A176.

A13 Essex - A13 Stanford Le Hope By Pass in Basildon partially blocked westbound at Five Bells Interchange, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Jack Clark: BMX rider has Olympic dreams despite injury list
A BMX rider whose sport has led to many broken bones and a ruptured spleen still has Olympic dreams.

Almost 800 spoiled papers in Basildon

Doug Faulkner

BBC News Online

Hundreds of ballot papers were rejected across Essex with many people making their feelings on Brexit and politics in general known by spoiling their papers.

Basildon Council saw 794 papers rejected while more than 280 were spoiled in Rochford.

Some voters have said they spoilt their ballots in protest against the government handling of Brexit and the lack of a party to represent them.

Basildon Council: Conservatives lose to No Overall Control

The Conservatives have lost control of Basildon Council after Labour and independents made in-roads into their majority.

The Tories remain the largest party but Labour now has 15 seats, six are with independents and UKIP has one.

it will now be for the Labour group to see if it can form a coalition to run the authority.

First results coming in at Basildon count

Labour have won five of the first seven seats declared in Basildon Borough Council's elections.

In a strong early showing the party has taken Laindon Park from the Conservatives with John Scarola elected.

Conservative Kevin Blake has won in Burstead while Independent Pauline Kettle has taken Nethermayne.

The count in Basildon
Basildon Borough Council

How is your local A&E doing?

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, which runs Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Mid Essex Hospital Trust saw 78.6% according to figures released for March. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 79.3%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust a total of 2,028 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in March.

The trust was ranked 108 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.