The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
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.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
Adam Mudd Was 16 When He Began His Cyber Attacks
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
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