It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex: Mum And Children Missing
Police are looking for a mother from Essex who has gone missing with her two children.
21-year-old Paige Smith, from Stour Road in Dagenham, hasn't been seen since Wednesday (7 August) when she vanished following an argument with the children's father.
She is described as a slim white female, 5ft 1ins, with blue eyes, long ginger hair and a scar on her forearm.
It is believed she may still be in the Dagenham area although she has other known links with the South Ockendon and Clacton areas.
Her children, both boys, are Riley, aged four, and Lewi, aged eight months.
Anyone with information is urged to call police 101 or Missing People on freephone 116000.
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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