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Tue, 11:17

Racing, pageantry, style and fine dining – Royal Ascot’s ‘Like Nowhere Else’ 2015 campaign says it all. With just over a month to go until this spectacular event, ensure you get your copy of the official Royal Ascot Magazine.

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Mon, 15:45
EXG JUN 15 WALK

This charming route from the pretty village of Messing to the tiny village of Inworth and returning via Tiptree offers a great summer walk

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 HSH

Both Kelvedon and Feering are charming in their own right, but together these two villages are a perfect blend. Jennifer Savin discovers more

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 ART PAGE

With the Essex Summer of Art well underway, this month we visit the town of Harlow for a spectacular collection of art and sculpture. Programme

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 RSPB

It’s an exciting summer for the RSPB and the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project, where work is ongoing to complete parts of this incredible new reserve, soon to be open and available for the public to visit.

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Homes & Gardens

Mon, 15:52

An incredible historic collection of roses bred by Joseph Pemberton are in bloom this month at Havering-atte-Bower. Philippa Pearson enjoys the colour and fragrance of these garden-worthy roses

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 TTK

There are countless happy memories to be found for Elizabeth Wastnage in her home at Creeksea Hall near Burnham on Crouch and the home she never wanted to move to has become the one she never wanted to leave. Pat Bramley tells the story

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
EXG MAY 15 INTERIORS

Summer will soon be upon us, in all its glory. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts who can help add the finishing touches to transform your home into a sunlit sanctuary

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Monday, April 13, 2015
EXG MAY 15 TTK

Chris Mills and his wife Maggie knew they had an historic treasure when they bought Wisemans in Great Waltham, but this Grade II* listed home held yet more secrets

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Admiring the flower display

As the world’s most prestigious horticultural event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, opens later this month, Philippa Pearson looks at the latest gardening trends and who’s exhibiting from Essex

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Style

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mr Garrick Georgeu from the Springfield Hospital Cosmetic Clinic team in Chelmsford, shares his expertise on 
the subject of cosmetic breast surgery

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
EXG MAY 15 BEAUTY WITH SUE

MANY women like the idea of tighter, firmer skin on their face, but few like the idea of surgery. The thread lift is an alternative to surgery which is much more efficient than other non invasive treatments on the market. It can be done in less than an hour and, if you really wanted, you can go straight back to work after the treatment, although it is advisable not to talk for a little while and not to exercise for a week.

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Men's Health

Taking the time and the care to look after our own health is something that can be easily forgotten in the rush of a busy lifestyle, but maybe now is the time to make it a number 1 priority

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Friday, February 13, 2015
Why not enjoy a relaxing spa day ahead of your big day?

One Skin in Riverdell Village in Maldon is a beautiful spa and the perfect place to make final preparations before the big day.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
EXG FEB 15 HEALTH

Looking for some down time in the build up to the big day or need some health and beauty solutions? Petra Hornsby discovers how Clarice House in Colchester has the answers

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Food & Drink

Mon, 16:03

A highlight of the breakfast table across the UK, and in more than 60 other countries, Tiptree jams are one of the county’s most celebrated exports. Essex Life takes a little look at what summer is like in the Tiptree fields

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 PRODUCERS

MATT and Kate Keeling’s food-inspired vision came after watching George Clarke’s Small Spaces TV series. ‘We both love the show and after watching a repeat one night I said, “That’s it, we’re going to buy a horse box and turn it into a mobile free house.”’ Both Matt and Kate are professional artists. Matt’s a fashion illustrator creating clothing graphics for brands including M&S, Debenhams and Tesco while his wife Kate is a textiles stylist creating embroidery and embellishment designs for companies including Monsoon and Accessorise.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
EXG MAY 15 Food News

Firstsite in Colchester saw its new Terrace Café, run by LEAFI, open its doors for the first time in March. Firstsite is set to join the ranks of other prestigious cultural venues including the Courtauld Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery and the Turner Contemporary, all of which have LEAFI cafés and restaurants. The Terrace Café has an informal, comfortable feel, with outside seating on the south-facing terrace. The food and drinks menu draws from the best suppliers of the region with provenance being of the utmost importance.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
EXG MAY 15 HERES COOKING

Old romantic Julie Rooke tells Essex Life why even with years of baking behind her she can still burn herself and drop the best of sponges, plus how she woos her husband with comfort food

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Monday, April 20, 2015
EXG MAY 15 Producers

LAMBTON & Jackson began trading last year, but its smokehouse is already making a big impression among lovers of smoked seafood. Raised in the Maldon area, Sean Jackson has been smoking fish professionally since leaving school more than a decade ago. However, the dream of running his own artisan smokehouse only became a reality after joining entrepreneurial forces with Darcy Lambton. Both men have extensive contacts in the restaurant world, so the tie-up makes plenty of commercial sense.

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People

Mon, 16:00

In this new Essex Life feature celebrating the lives of Essex people who have made a valuable contribution to life in the county, Liz Leatherdale profiles her brother, Dr Anthony Goodwin — inventor, innovator and lecturer

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 MTH

Alexander Mitchell may have enjoyed a career as the conductor of an orchestra or choir. Instead, as headmaster of Holmwood House in Colchester, he orchestrates an all-round education for pupils at this boarding preparatory school. Words by Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sybilla Hart

Although I love the arrival of spring, I am always grateful that the spring term does not involve any children’s birthday parties in our household. My duties as a children’s party organiser run from August until December.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
EXG MAY 15 MEET THE HEAD

Katherine Jeffrey, principal of Chelmsford’s New Hall School, explains why she would recommend a career in teaching to anyone with a passion for their subject and the will to enable young people to realise their potential

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Monday, April 20, 2015
EXG MAY 15 FIVE THINGS

Jackie Callow is passionate about organic skincare and, after five years of research and experimentation, she has taken this obsession to the next level by setting up Earthzest Organics. She is committed to providing the best organic skincare on the market and she makes everything by hand ensuring that it’s 100% organic and 100% cruelty-free. Jackie is passionate about animal welfare and it’s essential that none of her ingredients contain animal derivatives or have been tested on animals. When Jackie isn’t working, she enjoys keeping fit, spending time with friends and family as well as helping to organise Essex Mind, Body & Soul holistic events.

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