In today's Gazette: Colchester's grand Christmas market has been axed after only five days.

Stallholders quit the market, based at the former bus station off Queen Street, due to a lack of visitors.

* Burglars stole a baby's savings when they raided a house in Colchester.

The raiders struck while Paulina Wojtkowska and her family were asleep upstairs.

* The owner of a luxury penthouse on Colchester's Hythe Quay has criticised developers for what he claims is a catalogue of building blunders.

Anthony Benfield paid £289,000 for hisproperty but he said the walls creak, the windows leak and the car park and stairwell flood.

* Braintree Council leader Graham Butland has paid back £71 after discovering Lord Hanningfield spent taxpayers money buying him lunch.

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