Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Family Homeless Following Chelmsford Fire
A woman and her three children have been made homeless following a fire in Chelmsford.
Emergency services were called to the two-storey house on Sawkins Avenue at around 8.45pm yesterday (Monday 12 May) to find the whole of the first floor heavily smoke logged.
The fire was out by 9.18pm.
The woman had to be taken to hospital for breathing in smoke.
The Red Cross Victim Support unit provided welfare assistance to the family at the scene.
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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