It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Passengers Stuck On Packed Essex Trains
Passengers have been stuck on packed rush-hour trains after a power supply problem hit busy commuter routes between Essex and London.
The problem meant that for a time no trains were able to run between Tilbury Town/Upminster and London's Fenchurch Street station.
A number of London-bound trains came to a halt, with the problems for passengers being compounded later by a trespasser on the tracks.
Passenger Sarah Calkin tweeted: "O my God. I'd be better off walking to London."
At 9am, Jenna Collier tweeted: "Left the house at 6.20 and still not at work!"
Eventually, a limited amount of power was restored and the stationary trains were able to start moving.
The problem affected passengers with the c2c train company. A number of travellers switched to using Abellio Greater Anglia trains which also became packed.
The problems on c2c are expected to last until the end of the day.
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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