It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Lawford: Man Injured After Car Crashes Into Pub
A man is in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a pub in north east Essex.
Emergency services were called to Wignall Street in Lawford at about 5.15am today (Wednesday 12 June 2013).
A man was later released from his car and has been taken to Ipswich Hospital.
A 26-year-old man was later stopped by police at Manningtree.
He has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and remains in custody.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information about the car's movements earlier in the night, should contact Pc Darrin Lee at Stanway 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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