CATEGORIES

Home Patch

Artist, writer and naturalist Joshua McDowall shares some of the inspiration behind his love of nature and what excites him most

2 mins read
Essex Life
October 2019

Charity Champion

Tracy Rudling knows what it is like to face adversity and this gives her great empathy with the people who are supported by the Essex charities she champions as chief executive of Colchester-based Community360

4 mins read
Essex Life
October 2019

Natural Thinking

2019 marks 60 years since the beginnings of the Essex Wildlife Trust, first known as the Essex Naturalists’ Trust. Emily McParland looks at what has been achieved in that time and the work still to do

4 mins read
Essex Life
October 2019

A Rich Tapestry

While close to the capital, Epping is very much an Essex gem and its proud heritage of hunting forests and historic houses is well worth exploring, as Petra Hornsby discovers

5 mins read
Essex Life
October 2019

Queen Of Crime

The UK’s biggest best-selling female crime writer, Martina Cole talks to Holly Louise Eells about her long-awaited latest crime novel, the achievements of this Essex girl and the importance of reading

5 mins read
Essex Life
October 2019

Tennis, Anyone?

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

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

Property Life

Keep an eye on the latest moves in the housing market

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

Men In Sheds

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, grew up in Leigh on Sea. In this Essex Life column, Stephen shares an insight into his experiences across the county

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

Don'T Miss Ladies Day!

Don'T Miss Ladies Day!

1 min read
Essex Life
June 2018

Galvin Green Man Wins More Accolades

Galvin Green Man Wins More Accolades

1 min read
Essex Life
June 2018

As Nature Intended

Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground and the Essex Wildlife Trust have teamed up to create a haven for flora and fauna

1 min read
Essex Life
June 2018

All Mapped Out

Maps are one of the historians key tools in deciphering our heritage. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office explains the treasures of Samuel Parsons maps of Essex

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

A World Of Pure Imagination

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in the Essex countryside after moving up from London

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

A Rosy Outlook

A Rosy Outlook

2 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

40 Years On The Road

Veteran Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum writes about his time on one of the BBC’s flagship television programmes

5 mins read
Essex Life
June 2018

Protect & Serve

Loughton has a long-standing reputation as a green space on the edges of the capital, but its residents face a constant battle to retain this green space for the next generation, discovers Petra Hornsby

5 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Find A Wilder Essex This Easter

Find out more about the county’s bird life from the RSPB each month

3 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Time Marches On

In his monthly column for Essex Life, BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Let Nature Heal Your Troubled Mind

Andrew Fallan shares his expertise in Essex wildlife with us, sharing his views on the conservation and environmental issues that we face in the county and across the country

3 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Legendary Landscaper Humphry Repton

This month marks the 200th anniversary since the death of one of the county’s most famous sons who left a mark on Essex countryside more discernable than most. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office reveals the history of Humphry Repton

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Going Wild At The Westleton Crown

Nick Roberts enjoys a relaxing trip to the rural countryside of Suffolk, discovering wildlife and the chance to get away from it all

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Dining Out At...The Henny Swan

SPRING is starting to emerge, shedding those dull feathers of dark winter days, with clear blue skies studded with fluffy white clouds, and there’s warmth in the sunshine again. So what better time of year to go out to lunch in a place with an attractive vista?

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Classical Essex

Liz Leatherdale from Colchester Classics previews and reviews a selection of the latest classical music events and concerts taking place across the county in this monthly column

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Dealing With Dementia

Learning a loved one has dementia is crushing, but help is available. Holly Eells speaks to Jana Krapkova, dementia care manager at Signature’s The Beeches

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Scourge Of The White Stuff

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in Essex after leaving London

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2018

Could You Live Below The Line?

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, grew up in Leigh on Sea. In this Essex Life column, Stephen shares an insight into his experiences across the county

2 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

Winter Magic On The Wild Essex Coast

Andrew Fallan shares his expertise in Essex wildlife with us, sharing his views on the conservation and environmental issues that we face in the county and across the country

3 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

Winter Wonderland

In his monthly column for Essex Life, BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex

2 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

Look Good, Feel Good

Feeling great is about much more than just losing that little extra weight. Essex Life finds out how Courthouse Clinics can help you feel better from the inside out

2 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

The Beguiling Beauty Of Basel

Rebecca Underwood enjoys a weekend in Basel, located on the banks of the River Rhine, where the Swiss, German and French borders convene

2 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018