The Conservative candidate Stephen Mold has been elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.
He replaces fellow Tory Adam Simmonds who stepped down from the role after one term in office.
Mr Mold took 41% of the vote in the first count with Labour's Kevin McKeever second on 36%.
Once second preference votes from the rejected UKIP candidate Sam Watts were taken into account, Mr Mold won by more than 9,000 votes.
Conservative candidate Tim Passmore will continue as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, as the first of the region's results come in.
The current PCC won both the first count and second count, when the alternative preferences of those people voting for candidates who had not made the top two were redistributed.
An extra 45,000 people went to the polls compared with the first ever PCC election in 2012 but the turn out in Suffolk was still less than a quarter of the electorate.
A sergeant has been dismissed from Bedfordshire Police after being convicted of assault.
Sgt Michael Pinsent was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour at a special case hearing at Bedfordshire Police headquarters.
A finding of discreditable conduct which amounted to gross misconduct was upheld at the hearing.
He had been convicted of common assault following a trial at Luton Magistrates’ Court in January. The attack took place while he was off duty and he was ordered to pay £1,700 in fines and costs.
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The body of an 18-year-old pupil has been found in a dormitory of a private school in Norfolk.
The teenager, who has not been named, was found just after 7.30am on Saturday at Gresham's School in Holt.
A spokesman for the school said paramedics were called but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We are all devastated by the death of a much loved and cherished pupil. The thoughts and prayers of the whole School are with the family and friends of the young woman."
The school said the teenager's family had been informed immediately and relatives had visited Gresham's on Saturday to meet headmaster Douglas Robb.
Police confirmed the woman's death was not being treated as suspicious.
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Police say thieves targeting construction sites in Cambridgeshire have struck 17 times in just two weeks.
The thefts - which have happened on construction sites in and around Grange Road, Mill Road, Cherry Hinton Road, Hills Road, Trumpington, Arbury and near Addenbrooke's Hospital - have mainly happened between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Officers want construction site workers in Cambridge to keep a look out.
The thieves - thought to be two men wearing high-visibility clothing to blend in - have been stealing electrical tools from unattended vans.
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A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Essex this afternoon.
Police were called to Fambridge Close in Maldon just before 2pm today after reports of a disturbance.
They found the victim in the road with what officers described as "significant injuries". She died at the scene.
The road has been cordoned off while police investigate.