In today's Standard:

A baby bank is set to open in Harwich, a special meeting is being organised in a bid to get two PCSOs dedicated to the town, and an appeal is launched for this year's winter warmers.

Concerns are raised about feral and abandoned cats by fundraiser who is hoping to get a Christmas box for every cat in a rescue.

Pictures of The Illuminate parade in Harwich and the Christmas events in Manningtree and East Bergholt.

Plus all the latest news, sport and entertainment.