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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the Queen has agreed Southend will be granted city status following the killing of MP Sir David Amess.
Sir David was stabbed to death at Belfairs Methodist Church on Friday.
He regularly championed Southend's case to be a city during his time in Parliament.
Mr Johnson told the House of Commons he was "happy" to announce Southend "will be accorded the city status it so clearly deserves".