BEACH huts are targeted by vandals for the second time this summer, a 3,000 name petition is to be handed to recycling bosses and concerns are raised over midwife numbers in Tendring.

Patients call for a review into a controversial doctors' appointment system, Lawford starts up the nation's first "almshouses for the modern age", and a parish council meeting erupts into a row over conduct.

The Standard also takes a look back at the town's involvement in the First World War as the country marks the centenary of the start of the conflict.

In pictures: Manningtree First World War drumhead service and Harwich fundraising for an at risk football club.

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