In today's Standard: Developers put in plans for 300 homes off Low Road in Dovercourt, a resident in Lawford hits out at villages bearing the brunt of housing and a former factory will become social housing.

Carol singers tour the pubs for night of festive fundraising, volunteers give presents to patients on Christmas day, and a solicitor firm gives presents to care home residents.

James' talent for dirty van artwork reaches the stars, a film director talks about his passion to remember Mistley witchfinder general's victims, and stormy surfer explains what it takes to hit the waves in high winds.

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