In today's Gazette: Bomb found in old shed

In today's Gazette: A stunned gardener found a Second World War bomb in a garden shed.

Tim Jackson, 40, mistook the artillery shell for a flask when he found it among rubbish at a property in Butt Road, Colchester. He fled from the garden and called the police after realising what he was holding.

* Undercover Trading Standards officers have challenged Colchester shops which do not ask for the identity of customers buying knives.

Three shops - the Range in Cowdray Avenue, Homebnase in Tollgate and Highwoods Tesco - failed to check for ID.

* Colchester has pulled out of the race to become the next UK City of Culture.

The Colchester Cultural Partnership said it felt it had a strong bid but it was not possible to meet the deadline at the end of April.

* Wedding day dreams of a grand entrance at Colchester Town Hall have been dashed by the High Street car ban.

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

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9:15am Mon 25 Feb 13

FormerColchesterGirl says...

Homebnase is my favourite diy shop, its far better than that rival Homebase.
Homebnase is my favourite diy shop, its far better than that rival Homebase. FormerColchesterGirl
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12:02am Tue 26 Feb 13

Boris says...

"Colchester has pulled out of the race to become the next UK City of Culture. The Colchester Cultural Partnership said it felt it had a strong bid but it was not possible to meet the deadline at the end of April."
Thank heavens for that. How can a town with closed museums and a failing art gallery call itself a city of culture? It would have been embarrassing to have seen Colchester named among other more worthy places.
"Colchester has pulled out of the race to become the next UK City of Culture. The Colchester Cultural Partnership said it felt it had a strong bid but it was not possible to meet the deadline at the end of April." Thank heavens for that. How can a town with closed museums and a failing art gallery call itself a city of culture? It would have been embarrassing to have seen Colchester named among other more worthy places. Boris
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