It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Arrested In Southend Murder Investigation
A 47 year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of a pregnant woman in a suspected arson attack in Southend.
Emergency services were called to a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats on Balmoral Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday (7 May).
A 30 year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died there on Monday.
A 47 year-old man from Westcliff was arrested yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 10 May) and has been taken to Rayleigh Police Station for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Marina Ericson said: "This is an important development in our enquiries but this is very much a continuing investigation and we would appeal for anyone with information which could help us to get in touch.
"Whatever you have heard or seen, even if you don’t think it is significant, we need to know".
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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