In today's Gazette: Protesters have called for the Colchester High Street car ban to be scrapped - days before it begins.

Traders, residents, disabled residents, restaurateurs, publicans and primary school pupils all gathered at Colchester Town Hall to opposed the 18 month trial which begins on Sunday.

* Another new primary school could be built in north Colchester.

Essex County Council has bought a ten-acre site on the New Braiswick Park estate between Bergholt Road and Apprentice Drive and it is believed it has been earmarked for the site of a new school.

* Teenager Andre Vella has appeared in court charged with the murder of Thomas Brittain.

Vella, 19, of Kirby Cross, did not enter a plea when he appeared before magistrates in Chelmsford.

* The family of a promising fashion designer have spoken of her brave fight against cancer.

Nicole Abbott, 34, died after battling breast cancer for two years.

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