In today's Gazette: Parking charges in Colchester look setto be slashed or frozen next year in a bid to lure shoppers into the town.

* A host of good causes received cash donations from Colchester Carnival. The event, run by Colchester Round Table, raised £8,000 which has gone to 21 clubs, schools and charities.

* A housing developer's bid to knock down Colchester's former Cavalry barracks has been blocked.

Bovis Home applied for permission to knock down the former Sergeants' Mess and school, the regimental institute, troop stables and smithy and shoeing shed but planning officers said the buildings must be preserved.

*  A hair stylist disturbed burglars ransacking the beauty salon where she works.

Loren Davies, 20, spotted the raiders after they borken into Snip 'n Shape in Dovercourt High Street.

For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.