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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died following a fire in Southend.
Police were called by the fire service to a block of flats in Balmoral Road at about 11.15pm on Saturday May 7.
The ninth floor of the premises was evacuated.
A 30-year-old woman from Southend was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. She died yesterday evening, Monday May 9.
The fire is being treated as suspicious and police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.
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.
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 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.
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.
The family of a 27-year-old man who died after he was assaulted in Luton at the weekend say they are devastated.
Father-of-one Kevin Kelly was attacked in Upper George Street at about 5am on Sunday. He died later in hospital.
Today his family said their "lives had been torn apart" by his death.
"We are devastated by the loss of Kevin. He touched so many people's lives and was loved by everyone. His cheeky smile will never be forgotten.
"Kevin was a loving family man who adored his son. He worked hard his whole life and we were all so proud of him when he started his own plastering company. "
One man was arrested in connection with the assault.
The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has been re-elected in Hertfordshire.
Mr Lloyd took 42% of first preference votes compared with the former Labour MP Kerry Pollard coming in second with 27% of the vote.
The Liberal Democrats beat UKIP into third place.