It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Woman Dies In Essex House Fire
An elderly woman has died in a fire at a house in Essex.
Fire crews were called to the terraced house in Sutton Road, Southend at around 5.15pm on Thursday.
Three people were injured while trying to rescue the woman from the property.
Two were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation and the third rescuer, a relative, suffered burns.
A Police and Fire Service investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire.
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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