It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Queen's Birthday Honours - Essex
The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been published.
Here are the people from Essex receiving honours.
Roderick David Stewart, CBE. Singer/Songwriter. For services to Music and charity. (Epping)
John Patrick Lionel Petre Lord Petre. Lord-Lieutenant of Essex.
David Armond, QPM. T/Deputy director general, National Crime Agency. For services to Law Enforcement particularly to International Policing. (Essex)
Alastair Nathan COOK, MBE, England cricket captain, for services to cricket
George Courtauld, DL. For services to the community in Essex. (Earls Colne)
Trevor Ronald Gilbert. Chairman, Trevor Gilbert and Associates Ltd. For services to Employment of People with Disabilities. (Colchester, Essex)
Phillip Monks. Chief executive officer, Aldemore. For services to Banking. (Dunmow)
Mrs Deborah Rogan. Executive Headteacher, The Wickford Church of England School and chief executive Officer, HEARTS Multi-Academy Trust, Essex. For services to Education. (Basildon)
Ms Rachel Paula Anderson. For services to Gender Equality in Football. (Leigh on Sea)
Mrs Sarah Elie. Executive director, Somers Town Community Association. For services to the community in Somers Town. (Colchester)
Mrs Ann Georgina Matthews. For services to Young People through GirlGuiding, the Scout Association and the British Youth Band Association. (Brentwood, Essex)
John Frederick Newman. London Coordinator, Community First Responders. For voluntary service to St. John Ambulance. (Epping)
John Gurparshad Singh. For services to charity and Disaffected Young People in East London. (Brentwood)
Mark Jeremy Smith. Head of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, British Transport Police. For services to Policing. (Colchester, Essex)
Rachel Paula ANDERSON, for services to gender equality in football (Leigh on Sea, Essex).
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Mrs Hayley Jane Deborah Lovett. For services to Young People in Harwich through Teen Talk. (Harwich)
Geoffrey Sidney MacEy. For services to the Scouts and the community in Beaumont-cum-Moze Essex. (Clacton-on-Sea)
QUEEN'S POLICE MEDAL
Bill Potter. Inspector, Essex Police.
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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