In this week's Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

Doctors close their doors to new patients across Harwich, Snakey Sue appears on ITV show with her massaging snakes, and a wishing washing line for care home residents is launched in Harwich.

A driver is sentenced after threatening to kill speedwatch volunteers and telling them "I'll hunt you down", vandals attack Beacon Hill fort, and angry mum finds park swing filled with rubbish.

In pictures: Flower show, Manningtree's vintage market and the Dedham duck race.

Plus all the latest news, sport and entertainment.

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