It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Coryton: The Death Of A Refinery
Heart has been looking at the impact the closure of the Coryton will have on the local area and Essex as a whole.
The oil refinery - which supplied 20% of fuel in London and the South East - halted sales in January and told staff it was unsure when supplies would start again.
The shutdown came as Petroplus, its Zurich-based owner, went into administration and appointed a receiver to the UK plant.
Three companies - Royal Vopak, Greenergy, and Shell UK Limited - completed their purchase of assets at the end of September to turn it into an oil import and distribution terminal.
Heart's Dave Paramore has this special report.
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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