It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Arla Foods To Be Sued By Unite Union
The Unite union says it plans to sue Arla Foods for its "failure to consult" on plans to cut 230 jobs at its milk plant at Hatfield Peverel.
It says the consultation that did take place was "a sham" and it didn't look at ways to avoid or reduce the number of job losses.
Arla have said "we are urgently seeking clarification from Unite as to why they have issued this statement at this time, which we do not believe assists any of those impacted by the changes at the site."
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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