IN this week’s Standard Harwich is in line for 1,000 new homes and the Manningtree area 700 as part of Tendring Council’s new Local Plan and striking teachers are slammed by MP.

School kids raise £500 for Leukaemia Research after classmate’s mum wins battle with disease and Ellie wins place in prestigious band.

Council tries to ban Chinese lanterns amid fire fears and the world’s smallest theatre goes on tour.

We put the spotlight on CORE status and memories takes a look back at the history of the Sea Festival.

Plus all your sport and entertainment news.