It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Two Arrests Over Sible Hedingham Shooting
Two men have been arrested over a break-in in Sible Hedingham where a man was shot in the leg as he hid in his bedroom.
It happened on Rectory Road in the early hours of Saturday, 6 February.
The victim was shot through his bedroom door as he hid from two intruders.
He suffered what has been described as "life-changing injuries".
Police say doctors face a battle to save his leg and he may have to have it amputated.
A 23 year-old man and a 27 year-old, who are both from Sible Hedingham, were arrested shortly after midnight today (Wednesday, 17 February) on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
They have been taken to police stations in Braintree and Chelmsford for interview where they currently remain in custody.
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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