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Something to suit all tastes

From fine art and sculpture to abstract and impressionism, Essex celebrates the length and breadth of the art scene, with the best local talent on show at The Secret Art Fair, the county’s only independent art fair

2 mins read
Essex Life
May 2020

Sharing a vision

Garden designers Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy met at college eight years ago. Since then they have launched a garden design business specialising in creating open spaces with a personal touch

4 mins read
Essex Life
May 2020

GOOD CHARACTER

As all parts of society are impacted by the restrictions put in place to cope with Coronavirus in our communities, Holly Louise Eells talks to Essex girl Vicki Michelle MBE about her experience, her positivity and how we can help those in need

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Essex Life
May 2020

Home front

With schools closed and exams cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there are many ways you can help your child to continue learning

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Essex Life
May 2020

BACK TO THE FUTURE

The Morgan Plus Six is a glorious salute to the past, but it’s also the most technologically advanced car in the company’s 110-year history

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Essex Life
May 2020

ESSEX COMMUNITIES COME TOGETHER

In the unprecedented crisis the world finds itself in, there are times of extreme challenge as well as moments of great joy, hope and community spirit. Reacting to this constantly-changing situation, Essex Life highlights some of the stories that have highlighted just how the people of Essex have been coming together and helping one another in this time of need

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Essex Life
May 2020

Adventure of a lifetime

An expedition to the Antarctic as part of a team of women who are aiming to turn around attitudes to climate change was a dream come true for Epping sustainability scientist Harriet Bartlett

4 mins read
Essex Life
May 2020

A helping hand

It’s the staff behind the scenes at care and retirement homes that can make all the difference to our loved ones enjoying their new residence

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Essex Life
May 2020

30 Ways To Get The Most From Being At Home

With millions of us lying low to limit the spread of Covid-19, Holly Louise Eells shares 30 ideas to help you get more from your time at home

9 mins read
Essex Life
May 2020

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

It’s not easy to stay fit and healthy while social distancing and self-isolating, but Holly Louise Eells talks to some local wellbeing pioneers who can help keep you feeling great both in mind and body

4 mins read
Essex Life
May 2020

Essex Wildlife

Emily McParland of the Essex Wildlife Trust provides a monthly update

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Essex Life
April 2020

Watercolours of Maylandsea

James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with thoughts turning to a very special landmark in his life

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Essex Life
April 2020

WIN a luxury stay in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Cottage Gems is offering one lucky Essex Life reader the chance to win a two-night stay for six people in one of its luxury self-catering cottages with a difference – each one benefits from a personalised concierge service.

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Essex Life
April 2020

MAN OF SUSPENSE

Born in Leytonstone, Sir Alfred Hitchcock is still famously known as Hollywood’s ‘master of suspense’ 100 years after his first day on the job in the film industry

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Essex Life
April 2020

GIFT OF THE GAB

Rylan Clark-Neal’s television career is nothing but a dream come true for the former model who had his eyes firmly set on stardom. Denise Marshall caught up with the fast, and sometimes furious, funny man from Stanford Le Hope

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Essex Life
April 2020

Gardens of delight

Susan Copeland, county organiser for the National Garden Scheme in Essex, showcases some of the exceptional private gardens that will be opened exclusively to the public as part of this fabulous initiative.

6 mins read
Essex Life
April 2020

ALL IN THE EYES

Nature was Julia Pewsey’s first artistic inspiration and gave her a love for the Essex countryside, but now pets prove to be the focus of her artwork.

2 mins read
Essex Life
April 2020

A journey through time

The sight of a World War I Tommy sharing a mug of tea with a Medieval archer is an unusual one, but something you should prepare yourself for if you happen to be in the area of Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree this month.

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Essex Life
April 2020

A doggy day out in... Brentwood

Jenny Green’s latest adventure with Ernie takes in the chance to help sick and injured animals as well as a trip into the ‘deep, dark wood’

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Essex Life
April 2020

25 Fabulous Family Easter Days Out

From feeding lambs to Easter egg hunts, this egg-citing selection of events will keep the whole family happy this Easter

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Essex Life
April 2020

This is the life

Born in Basildon and raised in Portugal, Nicki Treffers uses this monthly column to look at all aspects of life within the county, from beauty tips to business acumen

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Essex Life
March 2020

THE TASTING MENU AT… Alec's Restaurant

Stephanie Mackentyre speaks to Ashley Bard, the head chef of Alec’s Restaurant Bar & Grill in Navestockside, to discover his inspirations behind the dishes he serves

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Essex Life
March 2020

The new three Rs

What does it really mean to live sustainably and can we still enjoy some luxuries in life if we live greener?

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Essex Life
March 2020

The MAGIC of BOOKS

Nicky Adams explores the winding streets of Maldon and discovers a collection of independent shops that would give even Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley a run for its golden galleon

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Essex Life
March 2020

Stride out in Sturmer

This walk around the village of Sturmer is ideal as a winter walk as, although some of the route is on public rights of way, much of it is on less muddy country lanes and established tracks

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2020

Man in the mirror

Beauty salon owner Krystal Prince looks at the boom in men’s health and beauty as the less fairer sex finally makes an effort

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2020

Good times and bad

BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex

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Essex Life
March 2020

Deli Delights

If you’re looking to buy something really rather special as a foodie treat, then look no further than your local deli. Essex delis are a real jewel in the cookery crown and having one or two amazing ingredients in your cupboard store can really make the difference to your cooking. Here are a few to try

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Essex Life
March 2020

A time for heroes

Essex airfields played a vital role in the Allies’ ultimate victory during World War II, but here Stephen L Wright reveals the rarely told tale of Operation Varsity and the Glider Pilot Regiment

4 mins read
Essex Life
March 2020

Protecting The Glory Of Our Green Spaces

Until her untimely death at the end of 2019, Bella D’Arcy Reed was the writer in residemce at the Essex Gardens Trust. Before her passing, she was compiling a feature on the role of the trust in protecting the county’s green spaces and Essex Life is privileged to share her words

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Essex Life
March 2020