Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
26 Towns Apply For City Status
Three Essex towns are among 26 which have applied for city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend all submitted bids ahead of the deadline on May 27 with one new city being created to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
The 26 towns applying for city status are:
- Milton Keynes
- St Asaph
- St Austell
- Tower Hamlets
The results are expected to be announced early in 2012.
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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