Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Jobs Boost As Power Plant Given The Go-Ahead
600 new jobs are on their way to Thurrock as plans for a new gas-fired power station are announced.
The £600 million power plant will eventually power 7 million homes across the South East.
Energy Minister, Charles Hendry, gave the plans the go-ahead as he visited the London Gateway Logisitcs Park in Coryton on Thursday 4 August.
It will take about three years to build the plant.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: ''With a quarter of our electricity-generating capacity shutting down over the next ten years as older plants close, new power stations like Coryton will play a crucial part in the country's energy mix as we make a move towards a low-carbon economy.
''There is also a major opportunity in the long-term for gas power stations like this to be fitted with abatement technology.
''This station will be built carbon-capture ready, which means that eventually CO2 emissions from the plant could be captured and transported for storage offshore.''
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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