It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Petition Against Bradwell Power Station At 1,600 Signatures
A petition set up calling for the Government to think again about plans for a Chinese-built nuclear power station in Bradwell has gained more than 1,600 signatures.
It was set up a month ago, before a deal for a company from China to develop a new plant in Essex was confirmed during the Chinese President's visit to the UK last week.
There have been concerns over the health and environmental impact of a new plant.
Sophie Weaver, from campaign group Fight Against Bradwell (FAB), said: "We need to stop the Government going ahead and doing whatever they want without some kind of debate, without looking into what will happen as a consequence.
"At the moment we're facing a consequence of if they do built a new nuclear power station, there will be further waste.
"What really bothers me is that we have an estuary here that is a wonderful place to live, people work on the Blackwater estuary, and all that is being put at risk by the Government because of money."
The Government says any new plant would have to adhere to British safety standards.
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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