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Increase The Value Of Your (Bird) Real-Estate

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

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Essex Life
February 2018

Dining Out At...The Flitch Of Baconin Little Dunmow

ANYONE WHO KNOWS Dunmow will know about the history of the Flitch Trials, and with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, what could be better to review than a restaurant which takes its name from this ancient, romantic ritual?

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Essex Life
February 2018

Punching Above Its Weight?

2017 was the year of the HIIT class, but as its popularity continues to soar, could this lead to a downward spiral, asks Mark Kebble

3 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

Exploring Pebmarsh

This delightful walk around the little village of Pebmarsh is a fabulous way to get away from it all and explore the peaceful north Essex countryside

2 mins read
Essex Life
February 2018

Play Nicely

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

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Essex Life
February 2018

Saffron Walden On Show

There is something a little bit special about Saffron Walden. A unique past is reflected in both the vibrant town of today and also the town’s museum which showcases this local heritage. Petra Hornsby explains more

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Essex Life
February 2018

Taking The Biscuit

As inquisitive, left field and quirky thinking goes, few can rival that of TV frontman Richard Osman’s take on the world. But can trendy Billericay really take all the credit? Danny Bowman puts the question to the Pointless star

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Essex Life
January 2018

The Ship Inn - Burnham On Crouch

TO BEAT the gloom of the seemingly endless winter nights, this month I went in search of restaurants where you can dine and stay over, thus avoiding a cold drive home in the dark.

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Essex Life
January 2018

The Life Of Julie Cope

Internationally-acclaimed and Chelmsford-born artist Grayson Perry celebrated the life and culture of his home county in the creation of A House for Essex in 2015. Now a new exhibition at Firstsite in Colchester takes a fresh look at Grayson’s representation of his home county

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Essex Life
January 2018

Stepping Back Through History... St Osyth's Priory

Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office traces the ups and downs of St Osyth Priory, which takes its name from a ghostly walk by a saintly figure

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Essex Life
January 2018

In The Ground For 125 Years

Writtle University College celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018 after being established in 1893 as the County Laboratories. Rebecca Hughes speaks to new Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Middleton about the changes of the last 125 years and some exciting plans to come

5 mins read
Essex Life
January 2018

Paradise Maintained

Whether or not we have a white winter, there is a green heart to Colchester that is always a wonderful place to visit. Petra Hornsby meets the Park Rangers helping to keep these unique spaces special

5 mins read
Essex Life
January 2018

Essex Pupil Is Named Young Journalist Of The Year

Essex schoolboy Rory Lewis was recently named Young Jounralist of the Year for 2017, so Essex Life couldn’t resist giving him the chance to see his work published in his local county magazine

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Essex Life
January 2018

Criminology To Composting

In what is becoming an increasingly popular move for young members of farming families, Angela Morton left a job in London to return to the family farm and get involved. Martin Betts tells her story

4 mins read
Essex Life
January 2018

Britain's Star War Connections

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

4 mins read
Essex Life
January 2018

Be A Voice, Not An Echo

How often do your parents read a newspaper that they do not agree with?

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Essex Life
January 2018

Gems & Generations

Upchurch Jewellers is one of Colchester’s most recognised and highly-regarded businesses, but this Christmas will be its last in the town. Rebecca Drake shares the tale of this unique retail outlet

4 mins read
Essex Life
December 2017

Essence Of Success

Romford’s Rebecca Amissah founded the Gospel Essence a cappella singing group in 2010, which has since gone on to perform on national TV. Here she shares the story of the group and her aspirations for the future.

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Essex Life
December 2017

Not Just For Christmas

We all know the slogan that a dog is not just for Christmas, but this special time of year is a great time to think about giving the gift of freedom by fostering a dog through the Dogs Trust Freedom Project. Essex Life finds out more

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Essex Life
December 2017

True Heroes

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
December 2017

No More Room At The Inn

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

2 mins read
Essex Life
December 2017

Loyal Locals

Petra Hornsby discovers why loyalty in relationships and on the high street is particularly rewarding for the residents of Great Dunmow

5 mins read
Essex Life
December 2017

Have A Jolly Olli Christmas

From filling the table with great grub to grabbing some time to kick back and relax, an Essex Christmas is all about fun, food and family for kitchen icon Jamie Oliver

4 mins read
Essex Life
December 2017

Walking The Walls

Elizabeth Lee Reynolds takes a journey through Colchester’s past and explores how landmarks of today are demarcations of some of our country’s most famous moments in history.

4 mins read
Essex Life
December 2017

A Walk Around Great Waltham

Enjoy this winter walk from Chatham Green to the village of Great Waltham and back via Howe Street. And for a warming break there is a choice of three pubs along the route

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Essex Life
December 2017

Local Treasure

As the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow celebrates its 40th anniversary, Pat Parker talks to one of the show’s best-loved experts, Lamarsh’s Bunny Campione, about her years on TV, her career in antiques and her unusual family history

7 mins read
Essex Life
November 2017

Stepping Back Through History At... Gosfield Hall

Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office tells the tale of a house rescued from ruin that is still delighting Essex residents today

3 mins read
Essex Life
November 2017

So You Want To Be A Philanthropist?

Creating a lasting legacy is not just for those with a multimillion-pound lifestyle, it’s a rewarding way for many of us to make a real difference in our lifetime and beyond. Essex Life talks to Essex Community Foundation about the best ways to pick your way through the maze of charitable giving

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Essex Life
November 2017

The Magic Of Prosthetics

Poppy Taylor is getting ready to study for her Masters in Maxillofacial Prosthetics in pursuit of a career in the medical field, but at the same time as working on a sell-out West End stage play. Janice Walker caught up with this busy and very talented young woman​

2 mins read
Essex Life
November 2017

Long Live Winter, But Not Too Long!

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
November 2017