Campaigners demand Harwich Maternity unit is reopened in light of a new health report, a councillor raises fears over the future of Manningtree branding the new mayor as "a step back in time", a protester against the Bathside Bay container port development is given the go-ahead for an official appeal, and a dock company is fined after a worker is crushed.

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