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Witham’s new Aldi takes shape on Gershwin Park development

PUBLISHED: 17:15 06 August 2015

(L-R) John Harvey (Project Director at Churchmanor), Graham Hetherington (Regional Managing Director for Aldi), Priti Patel MP, Stephen Clarke (Managing Director of Churchmanor Estates) and Martin Sylvester (Marketing Director at Churchmanor Estates)

(L-R) John Harvey (Project Director at Churchmanor), Graham Hetherington (Regional Managing Director for Aldi), Priti Patel MP, Stephen Clarke (Managing Director of Churchmanor Estates) and Martin Sylvester (Marketing Director at Churchmanor Estates)

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A new Essex supermarket which will create 50 jobs when opened has been visited by a government minister.

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, visited the town’s Gershwin Park development to view progress on the Aldi store being built there.

The 16,000 square foot shop is expected to open in November.

Employment minister Ms Patel said: “I am delighted to see a major company such as Aldi coming to Witham.

“This is a positive economic development that will provide growth.”

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A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital after two men dressed in black hoodies threw a mystery liquid into her face during a “random” attack.

The family of Corrie McKeague will today be out on the streets of Bury St Edmunds talking to members of the public to mark the year anniversary of his disappearance.

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