It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Remanded In Custody Over Grays Murder
A man's appeared in court in connection with the death of a man in Grays over the weekend.
24 year old Kevin Malthouse from Stanford-le-hope suffered multiple stab wounds in Blackshots Lane on Saturday morning.
Jack Taylor who is 18 and of Oakley Close in Grays was charged with the murder of Mr Malthouse and three counts of wounding with intent.
He's been remanded in custody to appear at crown court tomorrow.
A 22-year-old man from Grays who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on conditional bail, pending further enquiries.
A 21-year-old man from South Ockendon who was arrested on suspicion of murder was released without charge and faces no further action.
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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