It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Stansted: Strike Ballot Result Due
The result of a strike ballot by baggage handlers at a Stansted in a row over pay will be announced this week.
Members of the GMB union at the Essex terminal have been voting on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action, raising the threat of possible walkouts over Easter.
The GMB is balloting 150 baggage handlers employed by Swissport, claiming shift changes have led to cuts in pay, with the result due on Thursday.
Union official Gary Pearce said: "We have offered several alternative shift patterns and working arrangements but the company refuses to listen.
"GMB members consider that Swissport is attempting to make savings at their expense and they are not willing to agree to this. If they vote for action this could result in disruption over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend."
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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