It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Harlow Motorcyclist Hits 148mph With Pillion Passenger
A Harlow motorcyclist's been caught going at 148 miles per hour with a passender riding pillion on the M11 southbound.
It's the highest speed ever recorded in the UK by a rider carrying a pillion passenger.
43-year-old Paul Roberts of Malkin Drive Lane was riding to work on his Kawasaki ZZR 1400 with a friend as passenger on Friday September 12.
He joined the M11 at Hastingwood and was seen and followed by Pc Paul Hills.
A video camera on the PC's bike recorded Roberts' driving - as he weaved across all three lanes.
You can watch that video here.
Roberts was eventually stopped near Chigwell and later summonsed for dangerous driving.
He's been given a 15 month driving ban and has to pay a fine of £460.
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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