It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Funeral Of Unnamed Baby Takes Place
Police are still looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl found near in Rainham.
Detectives in the case are appealing for help to find her after the youngster's body was discovered in undergrowth near a footpath in April.
She was wrapped inside a black bin liner which also contained a distinctive vest, thought to be sold by Primark in some European countries but not the UK.
Detective Inspector Colin Welsh, said: "I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us. The vest inside the bin liner is quite distinctive and I am hoping that someone might recognise it."
A post mortem examination was unable to establish a cause of death and a funeral's taken place today (Friday 2 September).
Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8217 6555 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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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