It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Clacton: Man Jailed For Rape
A man has been jailed for five years for a rape in Clacton.
44-year-old Stuart McPherson, of St Osyth Road in the town, was found guilty after the trial at Chelmsford Court Court.
A 50-year-old woman was assaulted in a flat on 13 February 2013.
Investigating officer, Rachel Evemy said: "The judge in his summing up described the victim as having great restraint, dignity and style in giving her evidence.
"She did it in open court without special measures and was extremely brave.
"I would like to praise her for her courage, and hope this serves as a message to other victims out there that they can feel confident in reporting what has happened to them to police and we will give them all the support they need through the court process."
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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