In today's Gazette: A cargo ship left a trail of destruction when it got lost i the fog and smashed into a jetty and boats at Brightlingsea harbour.

The 88 metre long vessel crashed into a floating pontoon and sent fishermen scattering.

* Disgraced Tory peer Lord Hanningfield racked up a £268,000 bill using an Essex County Council credit card.

The card helped him to fund a lavish lifestyle including trips to the Bahamas, India, Hong Kong and the US as well as dinners in top London restaurants.

* A senior detective has said people are protecting the killer of teenager Jay Whiston. Jay, 17, died after being stabbed outside a house party in Marlowe Way, Colchester. Four people were yesterday arrested on suspicion on aiding an offender.

* Antique dealers have lost thousands of pounds in stock in two raids.

Goods, including a signed photographer by Audrey Hepburn, were stolen from Gosfield Shopping Village and Halstead Antiques Centre.

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