It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Teen Due In Court Charged Over Ockendon Acid Attack
A 17 year-old boy is due in court today charged over a suspected acid attack at Ockendon railway station.
Five teenagers were sprayed in the face with an "unknown liquid" while waiting at the station at around 12.40am on Sunday, 22 May.
They were all treated for burns and two of them suffered what have been described as "potentially life-changing" injuries.
A 17 year-old boy from Dagenham was arrested and has been charged.
He is due at Basildon Youth Court today accused of three counts of occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, and two counts of attempted GBH with intent.
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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