A COUPLE are spared prison after admitting benefit fraud of £25,000, protesters hold a twilight vigil at Harwich's Hospital, and residents say flytipping is spoiling their town.

Parking fury returns as more unaware drivers are slapped with fines, a homeowner is given a £21,000 bill after losing a five-year battle to keep his home extension, and villagers are concerned losing their PCSOs is causing a crime wave.

In pictures: A very unhappy birthday to derelict building gutted by fire.

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