It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Police Looking For Biker After Stanford-le-Hope Shooting
Police investigating a shooting in Stanford-le-Hope say they are looking for a motorcyclist who may have seen the suspected shooter.
A man was left with life-changing injuries after being attacked while sitting in his van at the junction of London Road and Stanford Road at 7pm on Tuesday, 10 May.
Essex Police said: "The suspect is believed to have been driving a silver Mercedes C-class saloon, which drove off at speed in the direction of the Orsett Cock roundabout.
"Police are keen to speak to a motorcyclist who was in the area at the time and was passed by a silver Mercedes, as he may have vital information that could assist them.
"Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Dc Michael Ferguson on 101.
"Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org".
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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