It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Due In Court Over Canvey Island Murder
A man is due in court later charged with the murder of a woman on Canvey Island.
36 year-old Kelly Pearce was found with a serious neck injury on Fairlop Avenue at around 4.55pm on Thursday, 19 November.
She was taken to hospital in London but later died from her injuries.
48 year-old Anthony Ayres, from Fairlop Avenue, was arrested on Friday.
He has now been charged with murder and is due before Southend Magistrates' Court today.
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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