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What can you do with £50?

October 4, 2013

A FRESH challenge has gone out for people to raise as much cash as they can for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices starting with just a £50 note.
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Bottle hurled through home window

October 4, 2013

VANDALS hurled a glass through the window of a home in Greenstead during the middle of the night.
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Revitalised museum garden unveiled with party

October 4, 2013

ADULTS with learning disabilities, volunteers and youngsters have helped to revitalise a garden in Colchester town centre.
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Life saving medic awarded a mention in despatches

October 4, 2013

AN Army medic has been awarded a Mention in Despatches after she performed life-saving first aid on three separate occasions during her first operational tour.
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School reunion to be held 26 years on

October 4, 2013

Pupils and teachers from the former Charles Lucas School will be able to catch up with some of their old classmates at a reunion.
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“Make a Difference Day” will spruce up Colchester temporary accommodation

October 4, 2013

TEMPORARY accommodation for Colchester tenants will be given a facelift next Tuesday.
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Robber threatens post office staff with knife

October 3, 2013

A KNIFE-wielding robber stole cigarettes after threatening staff at Jaywick post office.
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Colchester sheltered housing praised

October 3, 2013

A RETIREMENT housing scheme has been praised for its work with older people.
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Illegal gas fitter fined for dangerous work

October 3, 2013

A SELF-EMPLOYED builder has been fined £10,000 for putting a family in danger from leaking gas pipes
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Soldier drove wrong way round roundabout

October 3, 2013

A SOLDIER who caused a car crash because he drove the wrong way round a roundabout has been banned from driving for 18 months.
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Exhibition for church spire project

October 3, 2013

BLUEPRINTS for a heritage group’s plans to convert a church spire will go on show this weekend.
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Royal Marine in line for animal award

October 3, 2013

A FORMER Royal Marine who set up a charity to rescue dogs in Afghanistan has been nominated for an accolade at the Animal Hero Awards.
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Depp’s specs invented by Essex University professor

October 3, 2013

AN Essex University professor has been credited with inventing the technology behind the snazzy specs being sported by a Hollywood A-lister.
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Teenager avoids jail despite attacks

October 3, 2013

A TEENAGER banned from shops in three towns has avoided jail despite being convicted of assaulting two women and a PCSO.
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Half price curry with today’s Gazette

October 3, 2013

Astute Gazette readers can enjoy a half price curry at Zaal in St Botolph's Street, Colchester.
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In today’s Gazette:

October 3, 2013

In today's Gazette: A firefighter was found hanged in him home hours after being interviewed by police over allegations of sex abuse in the fire service.
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Inventor helps tropical storm victims

October 2, 2013

AN inventor has donated around £17,000 of water jerrycans to victims of a tropical flood storm in western Mexico.
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Help sick pets by donating furniture

October 2, 2013

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to donate furniture to raise money for pet charity PDSA.
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Bike hire scheme at Colchester North Station unveiled

October 2, 2013

A NEW scheme where rail users can hire a bike for £3.80 a day has been launched by Colchester’s MP.
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Firefighter found hanged after being interviewed by police

October 2, 2013

A FIREFIGHTER found hanged in his home had been interviewed by the police, it was revealed today.
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Thrifty advice on offer on Monkwick next week

October 2, 2013

MONKWICK residents can pick up thrifty advice at a Colchester Borough Homes workshop next week.
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