DC Peter Wood failed to ensure evidence was submitted for forensic examinations.
Karen Mitchell, who was a senior manager for Tui, is handed a suspended sentence for the fraud.
A Clacton high school teaching assistant is among 13 gold winners at the annual awards.
Essex County Council blamed the summer heatwave for damage to the structure.
HMP Chelmsford is making "the same systemic failings", says a charity.
Jodi Jones' deflected injury time effort hands Coventry City victory at 10-man Southend United.
Colchester maintain their impressive start to the season with a battling victory against injury-hit Morecambe.
Clacton, Frinton & Walton Gazette
East London & West Essex Guardian Series
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