It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Charged Over Southend Murder
A man's been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Police have charged a 40-year-old man who was arrested as part of their investigation into the murder of Hassan Mohammed in York Road in Southend.
Vasile Iftinca, aged 40, from Southend, has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Hassan Mohammed was stabbed to death on York Road on 7th July. He died in hospital the next day.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Southend Magistrates Court this morning.
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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