It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
First Ever Colchester Half Marathon
A thousand runners will be taking part in the town's new race on Sunday.
The event has already raised thousands of pounds for the charity, Headway through the ticket price.
Most of the runners are also from the Colchester area and are raising money through race sponsorship.
The event starts from the Weston Homes Community Stadium close to the A12 at 11am.
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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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