IN this week’s Harwich and Manningtree Standard, Harwich is set to receive 24 hour policing from Harwich Police Station and Manningtree town leaders have called for more to be done to attract cruise passengers to the town.

A villager has called for development in Lawford to cease until traffic issues at the railway bridge are resolved and a dog lover is planning a Boxing Day sea swim to raise money for charity.

A volunteer organisation is celebrating after receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds to get people in deprived areas more active and independent traders have announced a bumper run-in to Christmas.

We take a look back at last year’s West Street fire and primary school league tables are out.

Plus a free school nativity play supplement and all the entertainment and sport.