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In today's Gazette: Park and Ride fee shocker
8:03am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: A ticket for Colchester's park and ride could cost as much as £3 per person, it has been revealed.
Council officers say the pricing strategy is aimed at encouraging single passenger commuters to get off the roads.
* Peter Ballisat had to give up his dream of joining the Army - because at 6 ft 8 ins he is too tall to fit inside a tank.
Peter, of Halstead, achieved top grades in his application process but is now forging a career in the fire service after his lofty ambitions were thwarted.
* Serious failings in care contributed to a patient's death after a routine operation, a coroner has ruled.
David Pattrick, 69, of Goldman's Lane, Marks Tey, died after undergoing a gall bladder operation. Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said there had been serious failings in his care.
* Tory MP Bernard Jenkin has written a stinging letter of objection against the Horkesley Park development on the eve of the landmark decision.
The application for the Stour Valley Visitor Centre will be discussed by Colchester councillors tonight. Stay informed by logging on to the Gazette website.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.