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In today's Gazette: Power firm to pay £420,000 over death
8:15am Monday 7th January 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: A power company has been ordered to pay £420,000 over the death of an electrical engineer.
John Higgins, 59, of Albany Road, West Bergholt, was engulfted in burning oil at an electricity sub station. UK Power Networks admitted failing to discharged its duty as an employer.
* Tributes have been paid to veteran Harwich councillor Les Double who has died after a two year battle with cancer.
* Mr Double, who had been a town councillor for 20 years and was also a district and county councillor, was said by Labour colleagues to have continued to serve the community "with great strength and fortitude" inspite of his illness.
* A car enthusiast has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 for keeping more than 80 vehicles in his garden.
Christopher Duke's home in St Osyth Road, Little Clacton, was described as a blot on the landscape.
* Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of a teenager who died in a car crash.
Josh Irvine, 18, of Canterbury Road, Colchester, died when the car he was a passenger in crashed with a roadsweeper. Josh was described as as a "unique and popular young man" who was caring, sensitive and who believed in his friends.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.