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Annual business charity race

Businesses are being encouraged to don their trainers and tracksuits for an annual charity race. Every year law firm Birketts LLP organise the Birketts’ Race4Business; a 3.5 mile run around Chelmsford. It has been running for 14 years and has raised over £400,000 over the years for worthwhile causes.

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Victorian architect has plaque unveiled

James Fenton, an accomplished architect who helped to build Chelmsford up has been honoured with a permanent in the town. He was responsible for developing nine buildings on New London Road. Mr Fenton was also responsible for the implementing Chelmsford’s infrastructure of mains water and sewerage as well as the New London Road’s cemetery. He died in 1875.

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Plastic surgery degrees

Chelmsford’s Anglia Ruskin University is offering the world’s first practice-based degree plastic surgery. The University hopes that the aesthetic plastic surgery degree will increase the standards in the field of cosmetic surgery. The MSc in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice will be taught from Anglia Ruskin’s Postgraduate Medical Institute, in Chelmsford.

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J’s Hospice bike event

Time is running out if you want to take part in the J’s Hospice annual event. The event sees cyclists have the option to ride15, 35 or 50 miles through the Essex countryside to help improve the lives of others. All the routes start and finish in Chelmsford. The ride offers a wonderful course through picturesque scenery.

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The Green Man–Edney

Just south of Lady Grove on Highwood Road is one of Chelmsford’s most relaxed pubs, a country house that retains the dark hardwood décor of a typical English pub. The English countryside can be cold and inhospitable during certain times of the year, and the restaurant’s ample English and Continental cuisine is warming and inviting. The restaurant is located just a short distance south-west of the town centre at Chelmsford off the A414, between Chelmsford and Chipping Ongar.

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The County Hotel

Located on Rainsford Road, one of Chelmsford’s arterial roads, The County Hotel is a four-star hotel that is designed for the business traveller or the holidaymaker in Essex. Situated in the quiet, yet modern town of Chelmsford, The County Hotel is an independent hotel that has won the coveted AA Rosette Award and is recognized as the ‘Best Large Hotel’ in the Essex Tourism Awards. The hotel is also the recipient of the 2011 HRS award for Excellent Social Responsibility.

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

The Hyde Hall estate is spread over 360 acres of arable and cultivated land. It is a wonderful visitor experience in any season and allows visitors to forget the bustle of daily existence among the verdant blooms and landscaped lawns. Hyde Hall Garden is located in a part of Essex that is very dry, windy and has a low annual rainfall. In this context, the luxurious greenery that abounds in Hyde Hall is a strong testament to the planning and …

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Bury Farm

Located off the A130 between Ford End and Great Waltham, Bury Farm is a quiet Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the county of Essex. Owned by Anne and John, the B&B is a short distance from the historic and charming village of Pleshey. Bury Farm is built to house four guests, has a warm, welcoming ambience and is frequented by business and leisure travellers to Pleshey and Chelmsford.

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Indulge your taste buds at Bartellas Restaurant and Bar amid the calm of the Essex countryside. Bartellas offers sterling continental and British cuisine with fresh interpretations of traditional flavours. The restaurant is located amid the rolling meadows and homes of Furze Hill, on Ivy Barns Road, just off the A12 at Chelmsford. The Handley Green Farm Cottage and the Furness Farm are just a short walk from the restaurant.

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Elderly keep moving thanks to vital service

Castle Point Social Car Scheme is entering its thirteenth year; unlucky for some but not for this vital transport scheme for elderly and vulnerable people. The scheme is run by volunteers in Castle Point and provides transport to help people get to the shops or around the community. There are over 600 active members using the service and 25 volunteer drivers.

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