One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
26 Towns Apply For City Status
Three Essex towns are among 26 which have applied for city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend all submitted bids ahead of the deadline on May 27 with one new city being created to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
The 26 towns applying for city status are:
- Milton Keynes
- St Asaph
- St Austell
- Tower Hamlets
The results are expected to be announced early in 2012.
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
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