It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Westcliff: Woman Rescued From Flat Fire
A woman has been rescued from a fire in Westcliff.
More than 30 firefighters were called to Hamlet Court Road just before 11pm yesterday (Sunday 30 June) to find the fire in flats above a hair salon.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used four hose reels and two main jets to tackle the fire.
A woman was rescued and placed in the care of the Ambulance Service.
The fire was extinguised at around 1:45am.
A joint fire and police investigation will now be carried out to find out how the fire started.
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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