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In today's Gazette: You're banned from Colchester
8:30am Monday 8th October 2012 in News
In today's Gazette: Two brothers have been banned from the entire Colchester borough.
Kelvin Mathers, 31, and his brother Ashley, 29, have clocked up 80 convictions between them. Now Colchester Council and Essex Police have had enough and have had a court order granted to ban the brothers from setting foot in the borough.
* Celebrated Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry and Kath Wood, founding director of the Firstsite gallery, have been awarded honorary doctorates by Colchester Institute.
* Almost £900,000 has been spent on private medical insurance for Essex County Council staff.
* Gambling addict Richard Melia, 51, raked in thousands of pounds online while claiming benefits.
Melia, of Friday Wood Green, Colchester, admitted wrongly claiming £17,000 and has been ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work.
For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.