Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
A12 Near Chelmsford Shut After Fatal Crash
The A12 has been closed northbound after a "serious" crash that has left one person dead.
It is affecting the stretch between Junction 19 for the Boreham Interchange and Junction 20a for Hatfield Peveral.
Police say it involves one vehicle and the crash happened at around 7.15am.
Officers are warning the road is likely to remain closed for "a considerable time due the serious nature of the accident".
Colchester United are playing at home today with a 12.30pm kick off which is expected to add to delays.
A diversion via the B1137 through Boreham is in place.
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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