It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex: Son Of Former Footballer Dies
The son of a former Arsenal footballer, who went to school in North Essex, has died suddenly.
Lucas Kiwomya, seven, a pupil at Highfields School in Lawford, was taken to Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday (September 19th) after suffering breathing difficulties.
He died shortly after arrival.
A spokesman for Highfields School said: "We are all devastated at Highfields by the sudden and untimely death of a much respected and well-loved pupil.
"Lucas was a delightful boy, with a ready smile and infectious giggle.
"He loved school and was always keen to do his best. He will be very sadly missed by staff and pupils alike.''
A spokesman for Ipswich Town said: "Our thoughts are with Chris and his family at this very sad time.''
A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics attempted to save Lucas after being called at 7.13pm on Wednesday to his home in Lawford.
Kiwomya, 42, born in Yorkshire, is currently the development squad manager at League One side Notts County.
The striker played 335 games and scored 79 goals during his career. He also played for the England under 21 team.
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.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.