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EXG OCT 14 MEET THE HEAD

School Rocks

Nicholas Weaver is headmaster at Ipswich School, although he still has secret ambitions to be a rock star. Here he shares more of his hopes and those he has for the students in his care

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EXG OCT 14 HERE'S COOK

Here’s cooking with you

Ed Campbell has recently joined The Anchor Inn at Nayland as head chef. Here he talks about returning to his former workplace, creating a mash-up for a musical god and the kitchen moment when it all went black

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EXG OCT 14 WEDDING VENUES

Discover your dream wedding day venue

Pick from this exclusive selection of excellent Essex wedding venues as Essex Life helps 
you find a sensational setting for your special day

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EXG OCT 14 TRAVEL 2

Down to earth elegance

Gravetye Manor offers an ideal escape for a short break in the Sussex countryside. Sybilla Hart enjoys the manor house and its famous gardens

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EXG OCT 14 MOTORS

Top class fun

BMW’s new 4 Series Convertible is a real stunner whatever the weather, according to motoring editor Andy Russell

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EXG OCT 14 CHELMSFORD

Building for the future in… Chelmsford

With plans afoot for the development of Essex County Cricket Ground among other areas in Chelmsford, Nick Dines assesses how the city will change in the coming years

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EXG OCT 14 VISIT ESSEX

Exploring Constable Country

John Constable is one of the world’s most famous artists and here Tracy Jones discovers the Essex landscapes that inspired him and how you can still be inspired by them today

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EXG OCT 14 HONEY FUNGUS

Bitter honey

Passionate gardener, Judy Cowan, tells of the horror of discovering honey fungus at her home in Stondon Massey and her determination to maintain a fabulously attractive outdoor space

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Essex University

University challenge

In 1964 ‘something fierce’ emerged in Essex — a new university determined to look to the future and break with tradition. Essex Life looks back at 50 years of student life

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Wine of the Month

Wine of the Month

This month’s wine is 2013 Pinot Grigio ‘Vigneti dei Dolomiti’ Castello della Rosa, Italy

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EXG SEPT 14 ART REVIEW

Five Minutes With… Lisa Stansfield

Holly Eells talks to legendary singer Lisa Stansfield about her return to the music industry, an upcoming European tour, a new album and performing at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend this month

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EXG SEPT 14 ART

County climax for Summer of Art

September sees the climax of the sixth Essex Summer of Art and Janice Walker ventures south to highlight some events in Loughton, Thurrock and Richford offering something special

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The nightingale is a small migratory bird and is well known for it's powerful song

Take a look at the Lock

Andrew Fallan explores Paper Mill Lock just outside the village of Little Baddow

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Sue Moxley lets us in on the best ways to achieve an enviable smile

Pearly whites

Upminster-based beauty expert Sue Moxley discovers the best ways to bring out your best smile

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Family values

Essex life brings together great looks for all the family with father and son and real life mother and daughter, Louise & Vicki Michelle, dressed to keep the family happy

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EXG SEPT 14 ERO

Cartographers John Walker and his son, John Walker

Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office searches through the archives to tell this tale of two men who were almost forgotten to our county’s history, despite making such an incredible record of it

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EXG SEPT 14 FIVE ESSEX THINGS

Five Essex Things with Bob Baggalley

Bob Baggalley is chief executive of the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea), where he has worked since 1999, overseeing achievements including the design and construction of two purpose-built new business centres in Colchester, along with an ever-evolving range of business advice and support services. Since moving to the area 28 years ago, Bob and his wife Val have lived in Thorpe le Soken.

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EXG SEPT 14 EPPING

Epping: quintessentially English

Our market towns are one of the unique factors that make our country what it is. Petra Hornsby discovers how, despite its proximity to the capital, Epping retains that market town charm

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EXG SEPT 14 TTK

First in the queue

Nobody knew better than John and Rosemary Talbot that you needed to move quickly to get the house of your dreams in Coggeshall, so they had been watching Cromwell Lodge for years before they finally moved in

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EXG SEPT 14 PRODUCERS

The Producers … Fuud Catering, Leigh on Sea

TO say Richard James has his fingers in many pies would be no exaggeration. As a trained chef, Richard, who owns his own outside catering business after training in London, has worked for many years in restaurants in Southend. He was great friends with the former owner of the Pipe of Port restaurant in Southend and when he heard they were giving up their purpose-built kitchen they owned for making their well-known pies, Richard jumped at the chance to take it over.

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