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In today's Gazette: Sainsbury's B and Q deal
8:13am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: Sainsbury's has announced plans to replace the B and Q store at Colchester's Hythe.
The supermarket chain says 300 jobs will be created if its proposed redevelopment of the site goes ahead. B and Q has confirmed it is looking for a smaller, alternative site in the town.
* A man has been arrested after allegedly charging at police with a machete and a knife.
Officers ended up using CS spray to deal with the man in Plume Avenue, Colchester.
* A driver had a sinking feeling after a road collapsed underneath his van.
Jason Hulstrom, of Colchester, was driving along Church Road, Little Bentley, when the road sank beneath him.
* A premature baby died after being born with a rare condition.
Joshua Pratt's mother Elizabeth was suffering from pre-eclampsia and Joshua had to be delivered ten weeks earlier in emergency surgery. However, his condition deteriorated and he died the following day.
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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