A FIRST World War ensign has been uncovered in a village church, Harwich and Manningtree roads are included in hit list of the worst in Essex and old deeds are to be sold to raise cash for an ambitious boat project.

Villagers fear 60 new homes will swallow up their parish, bus route changes are branded as "totally unacceptable" and a top athlete misses out at the Commonwealth Games after sudden rule change.

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