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Chesham is the fourth largest town in Buckinghamshire, situated on a spur of the Metropolitian Line - the further point from the centre of London of any other tube station.

The town is known for its four Bs, usually quoted as:- boots, beer, brushes and Baptists.

Chesham’s prosperity grew significantly during the 18th and 19th centuries with the development of manufacturing industry.

In the face of fierce competition from both home and abroad all these traditional industries rapidly declined. The ready availability of skilled labour encouraged new industries to the town both before and after the end of the Second World War.

Today employment in the town is provided by mainly small business engaged in light industry, technology and professional services.

From the early part of the 20th century onwards there has been a considerable expansion of the town with new housing developments and civic infrastructure. Increasingly Chesham has also become a commuter town with improved connection to London via the Underground and road networks. The town centre has been progressively redeveloped since the 1960s and was pedestrianised in the 1990s.

The population of the town has increased to slightly over 20,000 but further growth has been restricted because the area forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.

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Chesham news feed:
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LDNnews
27 Jun 2017
06:26
IP: 84.201.133.67
1498535148
1499131572
Chelsea and Fulham players dominate England Euro Under-19 squad
England's squad for the European Under-19 Championships has been confirmed, with six players from Chelsea and two from Fulham representing the Young Lions.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-and-fulham-players-dominate-england-euro-under19-squad-a3573451.html
LDNnews
LDNnews
26 Jun 2017
13:45
IP: 212.74.97.221
1498535148
1499071505
Activists clash with police as EDL and anti-fascist groups stage rival protests
Activists clashed with police in central London today as the far-right English Defence League and anti-fascist groups staged rival protests.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/activists-clash-with-police-as-edl-and-antifascist-groups-stage-rival-protests-a3572441.html
LDNnews
LDNnews
26 Jun 2017
13:45
IP: 212.74.97.221
1498535148
1499071505
Tensions mount as residents refuse to leave unsafe Camden tower blocks
A woman refusing to leave her flat in a Camden tower block that has been evacuated over fire safety fears has said: "We are not the villains here, we are the victims."

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/tensions-mount-as-residents-refuse-to-leave-unsafe-camden-tower-blocks-a3572651.html
LDNnews
LDNnews
24 Jun 2017
07:51
IP: 46.229.168.66
1498535148
1498877475
Black War Heroes memorial unveiled in Brixton
It's the first memorial to African and Caribbean soldiers who fought in WW1 and WW2.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40376483
LDNnews
LDNnews
23 Jun 2017
06:18
IP: 45.77.68.23
1498535148
1498785485
Merton housing association says review of tower block fire safety 'is underway'
A review into the safety of Merton's social housing is underway, according to a statement by Clarion Housing Group.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15365721.Merton_housing_association_says_review_of_tower_block_fire_safety___39_is_underway__39_/?ref=rss
LDNnews
LDNnews
21 Jun 2017
19:35
IP: 157.55.39.141
1498535148
1498660509
Orpington schoolgirl writes letter of complaint after tree climbing banned on estate
A Bromley schoolgirl has written a letter of complaint after block managers banned children from climbing trees.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15361643.Orpington_schoolgirl_writes_letter_of_complaint_after_tree_climbing_banned_on_estate/?ref=rss
LDNnews
LDNnews
20 Jun 2017
12:07
IP: 66.249.75.199
1498535148
1498547274
A murder probe has been launched after a man was found stabbed in a Catford garden
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found stabbed in a Catford garden.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15356583.A_murder_probe_has_been_launched_after_a_man_was_found_stabbed_in_a_Catford_garden/?ref=rss

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