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In today's Gazette: Axe to fall on school bus passes
8:09am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: Tens of thousands of free school bus passes will be scrapped in a bid to save £25 million.
Essex County Council's plans will see free transport for families earning over £42,457 srcapped, means testing for families of disabled children, low income families only getting transport to their nearest school and free buses to grammar schools ditched.
* Essex's highways chief has ruled out pedestrianising Colchester High Street.
Rodney Bass is to hold a public consultation on more traffic changes to the town centre - but said 24/7 pedestrianisation was not in his plan.
* Shocked mum Kirsti Noble watched in horror as sparking power cable came down in her garden where her children were playing.
Workmen in a crane allegedly smashed into a pole and sent the lines crashing into the garden in Coggeshall.
* A lorry firm in Colchester has lost its legal battle after refusing to pay £900 in parking fines for three tickets.
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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