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In today's Gazette: Dodgy diners rip off restaurant
8:24am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: Four dodgy diners guzzled five bottles of Champagne and wine and feasted on a three course meal at Milsom's restaurant in Dedham - before doing a runner.
The thieves' bill of £520 included two bottles of Dom Perignon - and now police are trying to track them down.
* A documentary produced by a Wivenhoe resident and Essex University tutor has been tipped to win an Oscar.
Searching for Sugar Man won best documentary at thismonth's Bafta's and is favourite to scoop the top prize on Sunday.
* A rapist has been jailed for five years.
Matthew Legg, 30, of Maple Leaf, Tiptree, raped a woman twice - although he denied the charges.
* Israel's embassy in London has condemned students who protested at Essex University as "confused and violent".
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.