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IN TODAY'S GAZETTE: ALASTAIR BECOMES CAPTAIN COOK
7:59am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
IN TODAY'S GAZETTE: Essex's Alastair Cook has landed the top job in English cricket.
The former Great Totham schoolboy has been named captain of the Test side after Andrew Strauss's surprise retirement.
* Pensioner Bruce Wharton has been landed with a bill - for 10p.
Bruce, 87, has to pay a 5p a week communal water charge to Colchester Borough Homes which is not covered by housing benefits and has been sent a fortnightly bill for 10p.
* Up to 30 new jobs could be created at a new out-of-town store. B and M retail wants to open a home store at teh Tollgate Centre in Stanway.
* Three people convicted of running a brothel in Colchester have been ordered to carry out unpaid community work.
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