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The nursery slope running down into Arinsal

New horizons

Conrad Sutcliffe explores a ski destination which is a little off the piste map but great value for money. Here he explains the virtues of a skiing holiday in Andorra

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EXG APR 14 ARTS

Cans, cams and pinhole photography

Despite rapid progress in the last decade, the camera has existed as a concept for thousands of years and Essex photography returns to its roots this month, as pinhole cameraman Alan Hockett explains

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EXG APR 14 DICK TURPIN

Dick Turpin: 275 years on

This month marks 275 years since Dick Turpin’s reign of terror came to an end. Stephen Roberts investigates the legend of this Essex icon

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EXG APR 14 ONGAR

Ongar: Place of worship

On the fringes of Ongar is not where you might expect to find the world’s oldest wooden church, but Greensted Church has just such a claim 
to fame. Lilly Floyd went on a pilgrimage

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EXG APR 14 FOOD NEWS

Taste of Sudbury Festival returns

Following the success of the first Taste of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival, held in June 2013, the Sudbury Town Team has announced that the event will run again in 2014. The Town Team, which is a voluntary and non-profit making organisation, has been overwhelmed by the interest generated by the event and this has contributed to their decision to run it again. The event will take place on June 22 from 11am, with many of the exhibitors who attended last year having already booking their space.

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EXG APR 14 ED NEWS

Felsted students celebrate school’s 450th anniversary in art

To commemorate Felsted School’s 450th anniversary this year, pupils in Year 9 have each contributed a piece of artwork to create a mural of Felsted’s main building, School House.

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EXG APR 14 PROP NEWS

Hannah makes move from Dubai to Loughton

Essex agency Stevenette & Company has strengthened its lettings team with the appointment of Hannah Mitchell as senior lettings negotiator. Based in the company’s Loughton office, Hannah will oversee the letting of properties in Epping, Theydon Bois, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and all surrounding areas.

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Justin Floodman from the Dukes Head, Bishops Stortford Photo by: Dave Hughes/Pinnacle -

Here’s cooking with... Justin Flodman

Justin Flodman from The Duke’s Head at Hatfield Broad Oak talks about cooking for a winner, his unique brand of ceiling decoration and how he wishes he could keep is cool when things turn white hot

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South Essex Wildlife Hospital

An emergency lifeline for Essex wildlife

Andrew Fallan shares his expertise in Essex wildlife with us, revealing top locations to find special species as well as the unusual animals you can discover in your own back garden. This month he looks at South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

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An instructor pauses to chat to pupils at the top of the Cartels peak in Soldeu

New horizons

Conrad Sutcliffe explores a ski destination which is a little off the piste map but great value for money. Here he explains the virtues of a skiing holiday in Andorra

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Boutique 65 offers a safe an friendly environment for their clients

Fitting Support

The consequences of dealing with the diagnoses of breast cancer are many and varied. Petra Hornsby talks to Michelle Grant Richardson of Boutique 65 about how she is helping women to receive the right support following surgery

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The Appetite Book Group

The Appetite Book Group

The Colchester-based book group assemble each month to discuss their latest read. Jo Coldwell tells us how you can get involved.

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St. Andrew's Greensted Church

Place of worship

On the fringes of Ongar is not where you might expect to find the world’s oldest wooden church, but Greensted Church has just such a claim 
to fame. Lilly Floyd went on a pilgrimage

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Epping Forest

Dick Turpin: 275 years on

This month marks 275 years since Dick Turpin’s reign of terror came to an end. Stephen Roberts investigates the legend of this Essex icon

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EXG APR 14 FOOD NEWS

Rossi ice cream is a customer favourite

Members and customers of the East of England Co-op have voted in their thousands to nominate their county champions in the East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year Awards 2014. More than 3,500 votes were cast online, by post and in-store in the annual awards which celebrate the quality and diversity of more than 130 growers and producers who contribute to the Co-op’s Sourced Locally range, bringing locally produced food and drink into co-op stores in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

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EXG APR 14 EWT

Have you ever built a dormouse box?

From April to October, staff and volunteers from Essex Wildlife Trust and Essex & Suffolk Water will meet once a month to survey for dormice in the woods surrounding Hanningfield Reservoir, near Billericay.

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EXG APR 14 CANINE CATCH UP

Give a dog a home

The recent recession and a faster pace of life means more dogs than ever are being taken into shelters across the UK, but over the last 12 months Essex Life, with the help of the RSPCA Danaher Animal Home in Whetherfield, has profiled some of those animals in need of loving new owners. Here are just some of those tales that have enjoyed a happy ending with a new beginning

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Little tern at nest, wing stretching after incubating.

The brilliance of the Blackwater estuary

The Blackwater estuary is one of the county’s truly special places. It supports a whole host of amazing wildlife from the rare native oyster to the impressive hen harrier and it is a hub for people to flock to over the summer months, enjoying everything from crabbing on the beach to cream teas overlooking the estuary.

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EXG APR 14 EASTER DAYS OUT

Days out for less

With the days getting longer and the countryside burgeoning with fresh new life, spring is the perfect time to get out and about in the county and discover some great days out on your doorstep. As an added incentive, this year, once again, Visit Essex has teamed up with top attractions and restaurants across the county to compile a cheque book of discounts and special offers, so that you can get more from your day out for less.

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EXG APR 14 HALSTEAD HSH

High Street Heroes in...Halstead

This historic market town with a variety of independent outlets has had some contemporary help through the 
Portas Pilot Scheme. Lilly Flloyd finds out more

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