Guest blog

The Regeneration of Chelmsford

Born and raised in Chelmsford, I’ve seen the town, I mean city, go from strength to strength. Over the past few years, Chelmsford has grown in population, seeing it evolve with the times with my own eyes. More and more (and more) restaurants and high quality eateries are far outweighing the retail shops within the […]

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Are shows like TOWIE influencing Chelmsford?

BY Megan Reeves IN my opinion, the short answer is yes. The Only Way is Essex (a show I can’t stand for the record) gang are regularly seen living the dream in sunny Brentwood and its neighbouring areas – more and more so Chelmsford now too.  As a result, we now have our own Faces […]

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Online voting will strengthen democracy

By Councillor Alex Donald Do you remember your first visit to the polling station and how great a social experience it was? No, neither do I. I do, however, remember walking into a near empty room where the polling staff outnumbered voters, and thinking ‘Let’s just do this and get out’. Contrary to popular mythology, […]

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Lower the voting age to 16!

By Fenn Van den Brande Sixteen. A tender age for a growing adolescent, yet the responsibilities they are able to undertake seem farcical. Some include filing a tax return, getting a job, joining the army and getting married. However despite this, 16 and 17-year-olds are unable to vote in referendums, local, regional, national or even […]

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What makes Billericay so great?

By Jack Cowling I have lived in Billericay Town for most of my life and believe it is a great place to live. I am not saying I understand everything about how this town runs and say it is perfect, I mean the weather is one issue for a start, but I’m only sixteen, and […]

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“Think before you share”

By Rory Allen Recently I have seen many articles and posts being shared on social media that display messages from the group Britain First. I just can’t comprehend how people I know personally ridiculed the BNP for being a racist party are now sharing posts by a group who were founded by members of the […]

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Injustice in our Social Hierarchy

By Matthew Curtis. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!”-Karl Marx. This quote from Karl Marx divulges into the injustices which lie in our social hierarchy. However my interest lie within one part […]

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Sticking up for the youth of today

By Grace Gunnett My generation or would you rather ‘the youth of today’ are labelled generically as rough teenage thugs/ self obsessed youth who are addicted to their phones. They are labelled as teenagers who have nothing better to do than spend their time on social media sites, drowning their life away. Let me tell […]

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The school uniform debate

By Hanna Luisa Pregun As a German exchange student in England, the School Uniforms of the English students caught my eyes from the first they abroad. Small children wearing dark trousers, skirts and shirts which used to wear colourful every day clothes including striped tights and showy jumpers in Germany. Teenagers in my age, who […]

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