IN this week’s Harwich and Manningtree Standard callous thieves steal laptops which help struggling school kids and a fire alarm failed to sound when a school roof caught fire.

Concerns for motorist’s safety have been raised after a road surface began to disintegrate and controversial plans to build on allotment plots have been unanimously opposed by councillors.

Tributes have poured in for a Harwich community champion who died at the weekend and police searched gardens in the hunt for a weapon.

Town councillors want to spend nearly a whole year’s budget installing disabled access to its offices and commuters are outraged as Greater Anglia changes its connecting train’s policy.

Crash maps statistics show shocking number of collision at accident black spots on A120 and police assure Harwich that publicly funded CCTV is an asset to fighting crime.

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