It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Halstead: Man Charged After Air Gun Shooting
A 29-year-old man's been charged with four offences after a firearms incident in Halstead.
Armed officers were called to White Horse Avenue just after 8am on Wednesday (July 25th) after reports than a binman had been shot in the face with an air gun.
A man was later arrested in Braintree and a weapon was recovered.
Henry Gaskin, of Long Green in Cressing has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, assault causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and possessing cannabis.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court this morning (Friday July 27).
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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