In today's Gazette: Safety campaigners are demanding improvements to a dangerous junction on the A120 after two more crashes.

A woman had to be cut free after a smash at the Hare Green junction. The road was closed for four hours and there was a second accident during the hold-up.

* It was the end of an era when Jacks Famous Supplies shut after trading in Colchester for more than 50 years.

Shoppers flocked to the closing down sale on Saturday, stripping the shelves of the mixed and varied stock.

* A blaze which ripped through four gardens in Colchester is being investigated.

Firefighters were called to King Harold Road and All Saints Avenue after flames engulfed a shed and shot 40 ft in the air, catching light to a tree and spreading to neighbouring gardens.

* A dog was plucked to safety after plunging down the cliffs at Walton's Naze.

James Whitfield abseiled over the cliff edge to save Buddy, the springer spaniel.

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