It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Seriously Injured In Westcliff Bus Crash
A pedestrian is being treated for serious spinal injuries after a collision with a bus in Westcliff.
It happened just after 5pm yesterday (22 May) outside the railway station on Station Road.
Essex Police said: "The pedestrian, a 53-year-old man from the North London area, suffered serious spinal injuries and was taken to Southend Hospital for treatment.
"He was later moved to Queen's Hospital in Romford where he remains.
"The bus was a blue double decker.
"Anybody who saw the incident is asked to contact Pc Jason Mowbrey at the South Roads Policing Unit on Essex Police 101, extension 481128".
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.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.