Chelmsford wins city status

Chelmsford is to become a city as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Perth in Scotland and St Asaph in Wales also won city status.

26 towns were in the running. 6 of those were in the Anglia region - Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend, Corby, Luton and Milton Keynes.

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Chelmsford wins city status

The winners of the Diamond Jubilee Civic Honours competition will be announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at about 9.30am on Wednesday 14 March.