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In today's Gazette: Builders pay £7.75m over Firstsite row
8:08am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: Lawyers for Colchester Counicl have managed to claw back £7.75 million in compensation from firms involved in the botched construction of Colchester's Firstsite gallery.
* A woman has met her panpal from down under for the first time - almost 60 years after they started writing to each other.
Jackie Aldridge and New Zealander Carol Marcroft have exchanged hundreds of letters and emails over the years and have now met in person for the first time.
* A school has been destroyed after fire ripped through the building.
John Ray Infants School in Braintree was razed to the ground in the inferno.
* A new booze crackdown is being planned for Colchester in a bid to end late night binge drinking.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.
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