In this week's Standard:

The mother of a cave rescuer has spoken of her disappointment he was overlooked for a New Year's honour, town centre chip shop celebrates 60th birthday, eco-homes build to start in spring, and Jim retires after 49 years on the quay.

Plus the Pride of Tendring winners are revealed, Dennis tells all about his cycle trip across the Australian outback, and we look back at the second half of 2018 through the news.

Plus all the latest news, sport and entertainment.