It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex: Euromillions Winner in Romford?
The search is on for a Euromillions winner in Romford, who's not claimed their prize.
Romford was given a wake-up call today (Monday 13 January) by a National Lottery town crier as the search continues for the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket-holder yet to claim their £1million prize.
With the deadline to claim the prize for the ticket was bought for the draw on Friday 26 July 2013 is just days away.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We know that the area is already very lucky, it even sports a National Lottery ceremonial flag declaring Romford as "The UK's Luckiest Postcode" . Let's hope that the luck holds and the ticket-holder comes forward in these final days."
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, Wednesday 22 January, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to National Lottery Good Causes.
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.
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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