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Tue, 11:49

Halstead boasts a strong sense of community and a reputation for being one of the most attractive Essex towns. Petra Hornsby finds out if the 
secrets to these successes are linked

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Tue, 11:39
EXG JUNE 15 OPEN-AIR EVENTS

Holly Eells pick out some highlights from the open-air music and theatre events that you can enjoy in Essex this summer

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The official Royal Ascot Magazine 2015

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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Monday, May 18, 2015
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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Homes & Gardens

Monday, May 18, 2015

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

Tue, 11:54

In November 2015, Nicki Rodriguez-Holmes and Ian Marshall (owner of Spargo hair salon in Brentwood), are opening the world’s first SEN hair and nail cutting salon for children and adults with physical disabilities, developmental disorders and learning difficulties. It will be called SpargoLand and will be a place where people can have their hair and nails cut as well as being offered a support service within an environment safe and appropriate for them. SpargoLand will incorporate a sensory waiting area and specialist independent booths for hair cutting as well as an area for holistic massage.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
EXG MAY 15 HEALTH

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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Food & Drink

Tue, 11:34

Jean Luc Desormiere, head chef at the Kings Oak Hotel in High Beach, talks of his whimsical route to the UK, cooking for the queen of pop and how the last place you’ll find him is in the kitchen at parties, well certainly if it’s at his home

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Monday, May 18, 2015
EXG JUN 15 TIPTREE

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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People

Tue, 11:30

Sharon Agates is the creator of Agape Cottage in Brentwood. Agape Cottage is a unique healing retreat that nourishes your body, heals your heart and nurtures your soul through a selected programme of sessions to help empower you to find peace and control within your life’s circumstances.

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Monday, May 18, 2015
EXG JUN 15 Profile

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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