It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Furniture Warehouse In Stanway Destroyed By Fire
A furniture warehouse near Colchester has been completely destroyed in a fire.
Five fire crews and around 25 firefighters were called to Turkey Cock Lane in Stanway just before 6am yesterday.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival the incident commander reported that the entire building, which measures 10 metres by 15 metres, was alight.
"Crews are using hose reel jets and main jets to tackle the blaze.
"The fire was extinguished by 08:16hrs. Crews used one main jet and two hose reel jets.
"The building had been destroyed by the blaze. As of 9am two crews remain at the site working to eliminate hot-spots and ensure that all at he scene is call".
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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