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In today's Gazette: PC jailed for framing his ex
7:56am Thursday 13th December 2012 in News
In today's Gazette: A police officer from Colchester has been jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice.
PC Ian Betts, 33, sent a fake letter during a custody battle with his ex-partner in a bid to get her arrested.
* Police searching for missing woman Natalie Piner have found her body in a car park off Marine Parade East in Clacton.
* A dad who cheated death in a horrific ski-ing accident has now opened his own gym.
Experience ski-er Adam Bailey was in a coma for five weeks after the accident in France. But three years on he has recovered and is now co-owner of the new Anytime Fitness gym in Stanway.
* Colchester's contemporary art venue firstsite has been awarded a £400,000 grant.
The gallery was one of five to benefit from a £5 million national arts programme which was announced at the Tate Modern.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.