In today's Standard:

A convicted killer's plea for mercy is denied by the Court of Appeal, hundreds turn up and send cards for 15-year-old's birthday after social media appeal, and police investigate a stabbing and an acid attack that happened in Tendring on the same night.

AN MP calls for a slice of the road's budget to fix deteriorating A120, tattooist offers a free tattoo to bronze-winning Invictus Games athlete, and knife-wielding drug addicts are jailed.

In pictures: Guy Carnival and Nicola's creative pumpkin carvings.

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