It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Braintree: Man Killed In Crash
Tributes are being paid to a man killed in Coldnailhurst Avenue yesterday morning.
61 year old, Graham Haygreen, from Halstead, died after the blue Peugeot panel van he was driving hit a lamppost.
His wife Sylvie has described him as: 'Dearly-loved husband, father, son, brother-in-law and friend to everyone who knew him.
'He worked as an electrician which he had done all his working life. When Graham was not working he enjoyed relaxing with his family.
'We will greatly miss Graham very much.'
It's not yet know whether Mr Haygreen fell ill whilst driving and a post-mortem will take place next week.
Essex Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.
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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