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Man charged with murdering missing mother-of-three

Natalie Hemming.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with murdering Natalie Hemming - a mother of three from Milton Keynes, who has been missing for four days.

Paul Hemming, of Alderney Avenue, Newton Leys, Milton Keynes, was charged with murder on Friday evening.

He was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder and appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court today. He was remanded in custody to appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday.

Natalie Hemming, 31, was reported missing from her home in Newton Leys by a relative on Tuesday.

Gang force their way into house, threaten couple inside

A gang armed with wooden stakes forced their way into a home in Aylesbury and stole cash, a Samsung tablet and a white Apple iPHone.

They got into the property in Springfield Close at half past four yesterday morning and threatened the occupants, a man and woman in their 20s.

The victims shut themselves in another room for safety. They managed to leave the property while the offenders were still there.

Tories take over in Norfolk following PCC vote

Lorne Green is the new PCC for Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Stephen Bett has been ousted as Norfolk police and crime commissioner after years overseeing the county's force.

Mr Bett was ruled out following the first count, after coming fourth, leaving the Tories and Labour to fight it out for the role.

Conservative Lorne Green was eventually voted in with more than 60,000 votes.

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Round-up of all the local election action in the Anglia region

Harlow MP Robert Halfon at a local election count in Essex. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

All parties ending up claiming some measure of victory in the local council elections in the Anglia region.

The Conservatives won the most seats overall and won back at outright working majority on Peterborough City Council. But the party also lost the most seats in the Anglia region - down 16 overall.

Labour, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats all made gains while the Greens made losses overall.

Here is a round-up of the local election action from across the Anglia region.

Matthew Hudson has been looking at the west of the patch.

While Kate Prout has at look at what happened in the East.

A new PCC for Essex - but the Tories win again

Roger Hirst takes over as Essex PCC. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Conservative candidate Roger Hirst has replaced his fellow Tory Nick Alston as Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

Mr Hirst was already 30,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival, UKIP's Bob Spink, following the first count.

The redistribution of the other candidates' second choices helped push him over the 50% mark, with a total of 135,948 votes.

Bedfordshire's outspoken PCC loses out to Tory candidate

Kathryn Holloway is the new PCC for Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Bedfordshire's outspoken inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner has been beaten by his Conservative rival.

Olly Martins was the only Labour PCC in the region following the 2012 election.

But, following the second count, he today lost the role to Tory Kathryn Holloway by nearly 2,000 votes.

Tories continue to oversee Cambridgeshire Police with new PCC

Jason Ablewhite Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Tories will continue to oversee the police in Cambridgeshire - despite fielding a new candidate for 2016.

Sir Graham Bright stood down after four years in the role from 2012 to 2016.

Conservative Jason Ablewhite was voted in following the second count, beating Labour candidate Dave Baigent.

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