In today's Gazette: Colchester Academy must do better according to schools' inspectors.

Ofsted says the attendance record is not good enough, too many children are being excluded and standards must rise.

* A driver who reached speeds of up to 105 mph in a bid to evade police has been jailed.

Ben turner, 23, led police on a 20 minutes, high speed chase around Colchester town centre and was jailed for ten months.

* Burglars borke into a primary school for the third time and stole computers worth £9,000.

The raiders took 15 Hewlett-Packard 620s laptops from Highfields Primary School in Lawford.

* A school has launched an investigation after its fire alarm failed to sound when a fire broke out.

The small fire started in the roof of Harwich and Dovercourt High School but when the fire alarm was activated it did not start.

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