It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Thurrock: Four injured In M25 Crash
Four people have been injured - two seriously - after an accident which has forced part of the M25 to close this morning (December 19th).
Four vehicles collided at around 7am on the anticlockwise section between the Dartford tunnel and Junction 31.
Police say that section of the road is likely to stay closed for several hours while an investigation is carried out and the damaged vehicles are removed.
Traffic is being allowed intermittently through the West bore section of the tunnel only.
The East bore remains closed.
It's the second accident on the same stretch of road in less than 48 hours.
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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