* Terror for couple as sword-wielding masked raiders break into home

* Big Brother is watching – council forks out £10,000 for new spy camera

* St Osyth Priory owner’s appeal after controversial 100-home bid is rejected

* Crooks slammed for swiping seafront memorial bench

* Killer’s ex released from prison weeks into a nine month prison sentence for perverting the course of justice

* Daring Dave to walk 100 miles to Wembley to fund community centre in Ecuador

* A Board crackdown – move to rid town centre pavements of clutter

* Fundraisers and cancer survivors gear up for Relay for Life

* Spotlight – Our thriving high streets

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