IN this week's Standard calls are made to clean up grot spots so tourists are not put off and a historic pub closes suddenly on New Year's Day.

A primary school teacher is given an MBE and Harwich and Manningtree could be given 'Historic Town' status.

A mother hits out at Government u-turn over Group B Strep and St Paul's Church is set to close later this month.

Plus the Pride of Tendring winners and all your sport and entertainment news.