It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Lorry Driver Admits Dangerous Driving
A lorry driver has admitted dangerous driving after a steam engine on the back of his vehicle came loose and crashed into a bus in Essex, seriously injuring six people.
Philip Last, 53, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, was driving along East Mersea Road in West Mersea when the steam engine fell from his low loader.
He pleaded guilty to six counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the first day of his scheduled trial at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday.
Judge David Goodin told Last: "Your negligence in securing your load had obviously very grave consequences."
He added: "At the forefront of my mind is an immediate custodial sentence."
The case was adjourned until March 22nd for pre-sentence reports to be prepared.
The crash happened on September 23rd 2015.
Some of the people who were injured in the crash sat in court and gasped as Last entered his guilty pleas.
They made no comment after the hearing.
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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