It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex Lotto Fortune Claimed
A £1.5 million National Lottery jackpot prize won more than two weeks ago has been claimed, say competition organisers.
Earlier this week lottery operator Camelot issued an appeal because the winner had not come forward.
Camelot said the winning ticket was drawn on January 29 and bought in or near Chelmsford.
The lucky numbers were: 5, 20, 25, 30, 36, 47 - and the bonus ball number 15.
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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