Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
More Foster Carers Needed In Essex
An Essex foster-mum says single people and same-sex couples could help fill a shortfall of carers here.
Louise Groves has been talking to Heart as part of Fostercare Fortnight.
The 33-year-old from Colchester has fostered more than 40 children in the past 5 years.
More than 650 children need fostering in Essex each year but with just 632 foster carers in the county, some youngsters end up being looked after elsewhere.
In the last 8 months, Essex County Council has had to use outside agencies to find 70 children a placement and say they need 100-120 more foster carers to cover the shortfall.
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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