It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Tribute To Murdered Westcliff Man
The family of a man who was murdered at a property in Westcliff have paid tribute to him.
Jeffrey Shepherd, 50 of Beedell Avenue, Westcliff was attacked in Beedell Avenue on Sunday July 5.
Police say he died of blunt trauma.
His family said: "Jeff was loved by his family and friends and was a doting father to his seven children. He had a good heart and would take care of anyone, even if it meant giving them his last dime. He had a bubbly personality and loved his children with all his heart. He will be sorely missed by us all." Jeff's 10-year-old daughter said: "Daddy I love you."
Carlyle Daley, aged 46 of Beedell Avenue, has been charged with his murder.
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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