It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Concerns for Missing Southend Teenager
A search has started for a 15 year-old girl from Southend who has gone missing.
Jade Cleveland was last seen leaving her home on Saturday, 4 June and police say they are concerned for her welfare.
Essex Police said: "She is described as white, 5ft 1ins tall with shoulder length red hair.
"She was last seen wearing black leggings, black Nike trainers, a grey hooded jumper and carrying a large black bag.
"Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police in Southend on 101".
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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