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In today's Gazette: Lights out!
8:10am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: A decision to switch off street lights across Colchester has been branded as ridiculous.
Essex County Council has announced lights across the town will be switched off from midnight to 5am from November to save £1 million a year but the Rev Martin Pierce said: "You cannot gamble with people's safety."
* A four ft shoark has been spotted in the River Stour near Manningtree.
The fish was caught on camera by online marketing executive Jody Gibbons and the footage uploaded to the Gazette's website.
* A couple are homeless after their house was gutted by a fire.
John and Gillian Robinson escaped unhurt from the fire at their home in Thorpe High Street but the house was badly damage.
* Defiant Dave Smith tied himself to his fence in a bid to stop Ministry of Defence contractors installing a fence between his garden and Middlewick Ranges in Colchester.
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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