ALE lovers drank their way through more than 13,000 pints at this year’s Colchester beer festival.

Camra’s annual event, which ran from Wednesday until Saturday, is thought to have been the biggest yet, with 3,458 people visiting the Art Centre, in Church Street.

They drank 11,808 pints of ale and a further 1,500 pints of cider and perry.

Read more in today's Gazette.