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Out & About

Tue, 12:02

Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office traces the ups and downs of St Osyth Priory, which takes its name from a ghostly walk by a saintly figure

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Tue, 11:23

Catching sight of the elusive snowdrop is a special feeling in the early months of a new year as this small flower signifies the beginning of spring and new life. Here are 10 of the best places in Essex to see them

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Whether you’re staying within the confines of Essex or straying out into Suffolk or Norfolk, these places are ideal for a short break that’s a short drive away

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Essex’s woodland is full of ancient secrets and varieties of wildlife you may have never seen before. We’ve picked 9 walks that give you the best look at these incredible environments

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

If you’re looking for 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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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 12:51

Since 1996, The Albion Bath Company have been at the forefront of the luxury bathrooms market in the UK. Renowned for their huge range of beautiful freestanding baths, the designers at Albion can help to transform your bathroom into a spa-like haven of peace and tranquillity. But with all their impressive designs to choose from, how can you be sure of choosing the right bath for you?

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Tue, 12:02

If your kitchen came under the microscope at the end of 2017 and wasn’t up to scratch, Sarah Hammill meets four local experts who can help you revive the hub of your home

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Every month a different Essex property expert will give you crucial advice on how to make your property search as successful as possible

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Style

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Whether you’re staying within the confines of Essex or straying out into Suffolk or Norfolk, these places are ideal for a short break that’s a short drive away

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Essex salon group ‘Tikadi’ has scooped the ‘Best Salon Team’ title at the inaugural Essex Salon Awards. The awards were held during a gala event at Orsett Hall in Essex on Sunday 5th November

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Food & Drink

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lovers of cheddar, mozzarella, raclette, gruyere or any other cheese you can think of will be gathering in Colchester’s Charter Hall on May 12

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If for you the start of a new year means cut backs, boring diets and plain foods, think again. Essex Life showcases 5 healthy and hearty dishes from top local chefs that will keep you full and help your trim the fat too

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Three course meal and half bottle of wine for £29.50.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dine with Wivenhoe House this winter in the brasserie bar and restaurant with their fantastic value winter set menu which includes five course for only £27.50 per person!

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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People

Eleanor Church is a documentary filmmaker based in Colchester and her mammoth voyage will take her through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in an attempt to learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on coastal communities

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Tue, 11:21

Author Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his expertise on the unique qualities of the Essex dialect and explains from where some of our peculiarities originate

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Essex schoolboy Rory Lewis was recently named Young Jounralist of the Year for 2017, so Essex Life couldn’t resist giving him the chance to see his work published in his local county magazine

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

As inquisitive, leftfield and quirky thinking goes, few can rival that of TV frontman Richard Osman’s take on the world. But can trendy Billericay really take all the credit? Danny Bowman puts the question to the Pointless star

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hannah Salisbury of the Essex Record Office looks back at key campaigners from Essex who helped bring about the vote for women 100 years ago this month

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