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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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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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25th anniversary for BBC Essex local radio station

BBC Radio Essex is 25 years old, and two of the station’s original presenters have been recalling their first few days on air. Alex Lester opened the first breakfast broadcast on 5th November 1986 and Dave Monk and Ken Crowther were part of the original BBC Essex team. Both Dave and Kevin still broadcast programmes on the local station.

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The Wanted give Olympic torch bearer good news

Emma Martin, a netball loving 17 year old from Chelmsford, was shocked and stunned when she was told that she would be carrying the Olympic flame, but she was even more surprised by who told her the news.

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Champion Mum Kerry

As well as raising two children and saving lives as an emergency medical technician, Chelmsford local Kerry Masarati has made a name for herself as a champion cagefighter. Kerry beat the British female 65kg title holder and won the K1 championships in Colchester on points after five two-minute rounds.

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Money raised for hospital with river walk

A brave five year old from Chelmsford who has fought cancer walked more than 12 miles to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). William Lancaster walked along the River Chelmer and raised thousands of pounds for the hospital after he received the all clear from Burkitt’s lymphoma.

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Diamond Jubilee city status hopes for Chelmsford

Chelmsford Borough Council has stated how they believe that getting city status for the town will help local businesses, so the town will be applying to be a city as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The government has said that it will upgrade one town in honour of the Queen, but Chelmsford will be facing competition from other Essex towns. Southend, which is also entering a bid to become a city, will be up against the county town. Both …

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Linda selling hair pieces for cancer patients

Linda King has made a difference to the lives of many women who have lost their hair due to illness, with her company Angels Wigs. Linda, who has been a hairdresser and salon owner for decades, won the Master Craftsman of Hairdressing award, issued by the Hairdressing Council.

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