It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Bus Taken From Colchester Depot
A teenager has been charged with drunkenly driving a bus out of a depot in Colchester.
Essex Police were called after reports that a single-decker bus had been driven away from the depot in Magdalen Street.
The vehicle was stopped by officers about 20 minutes later at Avon Way.
Ashley Barrell 19, of Charles Pell Road, Colchester, was charged with aggravated vehicle taking, drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving with no insurance.
He was bailed to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on September 9.
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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