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In today's Gazette: Mum's pain after son's death
8:36am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
In today's Gazette: A grieving mother has told how she tried to grab a policeman's taser gun and kill herself after being told her teenage son was dead.
Caroline Shearer says she cannot remember what life was like before her son Jay Whiston, 17, was stabbed in the road outside a Colchester house party.
* An elderly couple are appealing for help to find their jewellery stolen by a burglar while they were at home.
The couple were watching television in Irvine Road, Colchester, while the raider ransacked their bedroom and stole jewellery including eternity and engagement rings.
* Bond star Dame Judi Dench has contributed the foreward to a book commemorating Herbert Columbine, a soldier from Walton who died in the First World War.
* The deputy leader of Tendring Council Peter Halliday has been cleared of misconduct by his colleagues - despite an independent panel finding he aggressively confronted a member of the public.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.