It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex: M25 Crossing Shut Due To Threat
Motorists are facing severe delays on the M25 after police were forced to close the Dartford Crossing in both directions due to a security threat.
Police have advised drivers to find alternative routes while they investigate a suspicious item found on the motorway.
Officers were called to the crossing at 4pm to a report of a male pedestrian behaving unusually, Kent Police said. He is now under arrest.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Police were called to the Dartford Crossing at 4pm today following a report that a male pedestrian was behaving unusually.
"The male has been arrested. Officers have located a suspicious item and have closed the crossing whilst enquiries continue.
"The crossing will be closed for some time and motorists are advised to find alternative routes"
A Highways Agency spokesman said: "The Dartford River Crossing has been closed in both directions due to a serious incident.
"We are working with Kent Police and the crossing will be reopened once they have been able to resolve the issue."
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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