It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Arrested After Girl Sexually Assaulted In Southend
A 22 year old man has been arrested after a nine year old girl was sexually assaulted in Southend.
Essex Police say the attack happened at around 5pm on Monday (10 November) off Scratton Road. The victim was found by a passer-by, who then called police.
The girl is being cared for by specially trained officers.
The man was detained in Harlow and has been taken to Southend Police Station for questioning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex police on 101
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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