It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Inquest To Open In Death Of Basildon Man
An inquest is due to open today into the death of a man found in a burned out car in Basildon.
The body of 30 year-old Vilson Meshi was discovered in a grey Audi A4 parked on Pincey Mead, near Pitsea Road, at around 5pm on Saturday (27 February).
A postmortem examination was carried yesterday out on the body of Mr Meshi, who lived on Pincey Mead but most recently resided in Glossop in Manchester.
It showed he had died from "smoke inhilation".
Police are treating his death as murder.
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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