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Live updates as Colchester gets city status to mark jubilee

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  • 👑 Colchester has been awarded city status to mark the Queen's platinum jubilee
  • 👑 Colchester is recognised for its status as Britain’s first recorded settlement and its first capital
  • 👑 It joins seven other locations including Milton Keynes, Doncaster and Wrexham, in Wales, in receiving the royal honour
  • 👑 A total of 17 Essex MPs had joined together to support Colchester’s bid to be granted city status – at the fifth attempt

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