It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Southend: Rapist On The Run From Court
A man has gone on the run from Southend Crown Court after being convicted of rape.
Adrian Horwat, 21, from Southend, was convicted of rape following a trial at Southend Crown Court on Monday, March 14.
He absconded from the court while on bail before the jury were able to return verdicts on four other matters which he was then later found not guilty of.
Anyone who has details of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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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