It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Unemployment In Essex Rises
The number of people out of work in Essex rose last month.
According to figures released this morning, 13,305 people claimed Job Seekers' Allowance in January.
That is a rise of nearly 350 on the number in December 2015.
Nationally, a record number of people are in work and unemployment fell by another 60,000 in the final quarter of 2015 to its lowest rate in a decade.
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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