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Out & About

Mon, 11:39

From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Sybilla Hart explores what it is that gives the county a creative edge that movie-goers love

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Mon, 11:23

With its remarkable heritage and its stunning scenery, Maldon is one of our county’s must-visit towns. Essex Life picks out 10 places you might want to see while you are there

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Monday, February 13, 2017

With its countryside location and charming architecture, the town of Coggeshall has much to endear it to visitors and residents. Here are ten things you might just fall in love with

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Few places in Essex can rival Great Dunmow for its countryside feel, historic architecture and fabulous range of independent businesses. Here Essex Life reveals just some of the things you might find there

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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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Homes & Gardens

Mon, 11:53

Whatever the size or style, your bedroom is your haven and should be treated as such. Sarah Hammill picks out four ways to create a cosy, relaxing zone for a peaceful slumber

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Monday, February 6, 2017

The kitchen is regularly referred to as being the heart of the home and increasingly is used as a space to dine too. Sarah Hammill picks out inspiring styles to entice diners to the table

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Why not be inspired to create a glamorous bathing setting this year? Sarah Hammill looks at four different styles befitting of a fabulous look for any family bathroom

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Dress your home at its best this Christmas with a little insider advice from The Christmas Decorators, designers for some of the most glamorous homes and famous names in the UK

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lower Barn Farm opens their new kitchen design studio in Essex, displaying a range of innovative kitchens and range cookers.

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Style

Monday, February 13, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, perhaps a beautiful and bespoke piece of jewellery could be an ideal gift for your loved one. Holly Eells talks to three of the finest, bespoke jewellers in Essex to see how they can create something special for you

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Spire Specialist Care Centre is continuing its rapid advancement of cancer treatment techniques with the roll out of stereotactic radiotherapy (also known as SABR or SBRT).

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Friday, January 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a Valentines Day escape or just a spontaneous weekend getaway with that special someone, Essex is the perfect place for a romantic break. Here are 10 of our favourite places

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The inevitable New Year’s resolution each year is to get healthy and fit, but this year it couldn’t be made any simpler with Jump Street. The innovative trampoline park is launching its next fitness centre on January 9 in Chelmsford, providing numerous fun activities to help you get fit

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Understanding the type of care you need is an important first step in finding a care home that is right for you or your loved one. Holly Eells visits The Beeches care home in Brentwood to find out more

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Food & Drink

Fri, 12:23

Nothing beats a good pint of ale, whether you’ve got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible we’ve picked 9 pubs that you’ve got to visit

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Wed, 16:47

Put a spring in your step with breakfast at one of these wonderful Essex eateries or cafes. Brunching with friends or just a simple sarnie on the way to work, these are 9 places you need to try

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Mon, 12:21

A well-stocked larder is a thing of loveliness if you’re a foodie – bursting full of unusual ingredients poised ready to cut a dash in your dining room.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick nine places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Sous chef Daniel Freear joined the team at Strattons in 2015 and has been recently demonstrating wild game recipes at the East Anglian Game Fair.

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People

Mon, 12:00

Colchester-based legal recruitment specialist Andrew Porter tells Essex Life about five things he loves about the county

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Aaron Wymark from retail solutions company Opulous Innovation, tells Essex Life about Slinky the delightful daschund he couldn’t be without, even when working in the office

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Award-winning photographer David Bradford reveals some of his favourite things about living in Essex

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke, bring the glitz and glamour of the dancefloor to Southend soon. Erin talks to Kate Everett about life after Strictly, her partnership with Anton and their forthcoming show

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Monday, January 16, 2017

International road racing cyclist Alex Dowsett has certainly made his county proud with his astonishing achievements over the last few years. Here he talks to Holly Eells about training hard on the quiet country Essex roads, fighting haemophilia and breaking more world records

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