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Olly On Tour

Essex superstar Olly Murs performs at Newmarket Racecourse this month, and he is promising a show that everyone will enjoy, including himself

4 mins read
Essex Life
August 2017

Signs Of The Times

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
August 2017

Fighting For The Future In Maldon

The ancient town of Maldon is rich in history and most of it derives from its position on the Blackwater Estuary. Like many waterways, the estuary is facing the challenges of pollution, but Petra Hornsby speaks to someone prepared to take on the challenge

4 mins read
Essex Life
August 2017

Can Technology Help You Age Gracefully?

Courthouse Clinics, with a base in Brentwood, offers the latest technology to evaluate your skin and make sure you get the best treatment. Essex Life finds out more

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Essex Life
August 2017

A Walk In Little Waltham

This walk from the village of Little Waltham explores the small hamlets of Minnow End, Broads Green, Partridge Green and  Blasford Hill as well as the meandering River Chelmer

3 mins read
Essex Life
August 2017

Bumps and BMWs

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

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Essex Life
April 2017

A Peek Inside Paycocke’s House

As Coggeshall’s Paycocke’s House prepares to open its doors to the public once more this spring, there has been much going on behind the scenes this winter. Lizzie Dunford, the new house manager at the National Trust property, allows us a unique peek

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Essex Life
April 2017

Carving a Niche in Modern Farming

Post Brexit, few industries are feeling a sense of uncertainty more than farmers, but two young farmers from Colchester, Guy and Emily French, are working hard and with imagination to protect themselves for whatever the future might hold

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Essex Life
April 2017

What are you waiting for?

If you have ever considered cosmetic surgery but found the prices in the UK to be prohibitive, there may be other options. Janice Walker speaks to Selda Yigit of Esteworld to learn more

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Essex Life
April 2017

Woven into history

The Essex town of Braintree has a history that dates back to the Bronze and Iron Ages, but it is perhaps the medieval period that shaped the future of Braintree most with the arrival of wool manufacturing in the town. Petra Hornsby finds out more

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Essex Life
April 2017

The Gift of a Family

Southend on Sea’s i-want-to-foster.com recruits foster carers across Essex and Suffolk to provide a very special role for some of the county’s most vulnerable young people. Essex Life finds out more

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Essex Life
April 2017

The Legacy Of A Landscape

Located between colchester and braintree in the north of the county, coggeshall is home to a number of significant buildings including paycockes house, the abbey and the clock house. And, while marks hall mansion no longer stands, Petra Hornsby explains why it still leaves a lasting legacy within coggeshall’s landscape.

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Essex Life
May 2017

Stisted Hall

Stisted hall, near braintree, has a history of generosity that left a lasting legacy in the surrounding village. Hannah salisbury from the essex record office tells us more of the story.

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Essex Life
May 2017

Rare Breeds

With the arrival of warmer weather and the occasional glimpse of sunshine comes barbecue season. Stephenie mackentyre speaks to three essex farmers to discover where to find local, high quality meat.

5 mins read
Essex Life
May 2017

Photographic Memories

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
May 2017

Meet The Homewreckers

Sybilla hart reflects on her new life in essex after leaving london.

2 mins read
Essex Life
May 2017

Little Baddow & Paper Mill Lock

Few things beat messing about by the river on a bright, spring day and this delightful walk follows the River Chelmer through the parish of Little Baddow.

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Essex Life
May 2017

Exploring The Essex Coast & Rivers

Janet Harber, author of the 20th edition of the East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion, provides us with an expert’s guide to the waters of the Essex coast.

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Essex Life
May 2017

Eppings Helping Hands

Being at the end of the London Underground’s Central Line, Epping has long been popular with those looking to travel out if commuting, or travel in if visiting the capital. But Epping is much more than just  a travel hub and a keen group of locals are on hand to make sure Epping’s charms are kept in top condition, discovers Petra Hornsby.

4 mins read
Essex Life
May 2017

Bikes, Boats And Beats...Great Days Our For The May Bank Holidays

Adam jones presents a round-up of the best may bank holiday events and ideas for days out taking place across essex this month.

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Essex Life
May 2017

Brentwood Through Time

  Kate Cole is the author of Brentwood and Around Through Time. Here she shares some of her own unique insights into the history of this fascinating Essex town

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Essex Life
April 2017

Stretch Your Legs Around - Little Walden

Why not enjoy a delightful spring time stroll around some beautiful countryside surrounding Little Walden, tucked away in the northwest corner of the county?

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Essex Life
April 2017

Dedham Delightful

Essex has many charming towns and villages, not to mention some extremely picturesque landscapes, but Dedham must be one of the brightest jewels in its crown. Petra Horns by went to explore.

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Essex Life
April 2017

Boiling Point

Sybilla hart reflects on her new life in essex after leaving london.

2 mins read
Essex Life
April 2017

Look Back In Ongar

Whether Ongar, Chipping Ongar or even Castle Ongar, the Ongar we know today stands as a civil parish in the Epping Forest District of Essex and includes Greensted, Greensted Green, Marden Ash and Shelley, along with Chipping Ongar. Petra Hornsby learns about the town, its past and its present.

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Essex Life
March 2017

Striding Out Around Langley

This walk around the quiet and picturesque village of langley, tucked right in the northwest corner of the county, goes from the pretty upper green around the village to lower green and back via the church.

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2017

Open House

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in essex after leaving london.

2 mins read
Essex Life
March 2017

Behind the Headlines

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 2017

A walk around Wormingford

Who says Essex is flat? This winter walk is short, but climbs and descends to provide some lovely scenery and distant views of the surrounding countryside.

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Essex Life
February 2017

Home Comforts

Few people know more about the landscape of Britain than former Coast presenter and president of the Royal Geographical Society, Nicholas Crane. Here, he talks to Essex Life about just what makes the county’s coast an absorbing example of what British geography has to offer.

4 mins read
Essex Life
February 2017