With just November and December to negotiate, we can then collectively and with a great sigh of relief, wave 2020 goodbye. The first year of the new decade has thrown us all out of kilter for sure. Routines we took for granted have been rocked and a more fluid approach to life has come into play.
But there are some routines that have been forged in the ashes of 2020, which are for the better. Take exercise for example. Sales of bicycles have gone through the roof. I have seen many a Lycraclad novice attempting to clip themselves into the pedals, as they join the hoards of pelatons that hurtle along the back roads of Britain. And good luck to them.
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The rise of maskne
With the term ‘maskne’ becoming an increasingly common search online and on social media, Krystal Prince explains what it is and how you can control mask-induced acne
The forgotten lady
Charlotte Christie shares the life story of Anne Knight, an Essex pioneer for the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage who’s achievements have almost been air-brushed from history
Stride out in the Sampfords
This charming, circular winter walk takes you on a tour from the village of Great Sampford to its neighbour, Little Sampford, and back again
MUCH TO TALK ABOUT
As a presenter on Sky Music and the host of two TV talk shows of her own on Gidea Park-based Sky channel Spotlight TV, Hayley Palmer is never short of words. Nicky Adams asks her how she came to be in front of the camera
LIFE and SOUL
Radio 1 broadcaster and producer Charlie Hedges began her career as Britain’s youngest breakfast show host and is now one of the world’s most successful female DJs. Denise Marshall caught up with the Essex-based queen of the air waves
Lest we forget
Remembrance Sunday will have a special poignance this month as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Stephen Roberts profiles how much the county of Essex contributed to the war effort and how much it cost
The Lake House, nestled in Mill End on the outskirts of the village of Bradwell on Sea, has been owned by the same family for 60 years and was once a thriving four-buoy water-ski lake.
Keep on running
BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex
Starting to get that festive vibe? Why not plan ahead by selecting not only the drinks you want to serve this Christmas, but also ticking off a few presents too?
A doggy day out on… Saffron Walden
Join Ernie, the county’s most famous Westie, as he steps back in time on a trip to this medieval market town
Britain Still Can't Escape Europe
Brexit will not end the U.K.’s long, fraught relationship with the Continent
MEGHAN UNDER FIRE FOR BABY BOMBSHELL
Fears Harry’s wife went public with miscarriage ews as shocking PR stunt
WILLIAM'S CANCER NIGHTMARE!
Terrified Kate begs hubby to forgive Harry and Meghan before it’s too late
Supermarine Spitfire Elliptical Elegance
Showing off the flowing curves of a jaguar ready to pounce, a Spitfire snugs in close, its pilot a picture of concentration as he carefully places the airplane exactly where he wants. It’s a timeless image of a timeless design.
GOOGLE FACES UK SCRUTINY OVER NEW ADVERTISING DATA REVAMP
Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after an industry lobbying group complained to the competition watchdog that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance.
LEGEND HOBBY - SPITFIRE 50 GP/EP ARF
This winning warbird is a fast build and flies like a dream
TOY BOY ROD MAKING TRACKS FOR BRITAIN
ROD STEWART is definitely leaving L.A. and moving back to Britain, say insiders, who note the rocker is taking apart his massive model railroad set and shipping it to his home in Essex.
The Book That Launched a Factory
WHAT INSPIRES ME.
A Wealth of Opportunity But For Whom?
Over seven decades, Norfolk leveraged federal tax breaks to remake itself. Now the Virginia city is using them to demolish its historically Black neighborhoods