It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Teen Arrested Over Vilson Meshi Murder In Basildon
A teenager has been arrested over the murder of a man whose body was found in a fire damaged car in Basildon.
The body of 30 year-old Vilson Meshi was discovered on Pincey Mead on Saturday, 27 February.
A postmortem examination found he died from "smoke inhilation".
A 15 year-old boy was arrested in London this morning (Tuesday, 19 July) on suspicion of murder and is currently being questioned by police.
Four other boys had previously been arrested but they have all since been released without charge.
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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