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This month Essex Life reviews Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History. Keith Skues is a British radio personality who has worked on BBC Radio and BBC Three Counties Radio, as well as being a pirate radio DJ. David Kindred has been a professional photographer for more than 50 years.
This simple walk is ideal for winter conditions because it uses mostly remote country lanes and hard surfaces, from Copford Green to the village of Easthorpe and back.Words and pictures by Laurie Page of The Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council
This month Essex Life shines a light on The Essex Bakery in Colchester to find out more about sumptuous brownies and more
It’s all aboard Cunard’s luxurious Queen Mary 2 as Rebecca Underwood sets sail for an unforgettable transatlantic experience
Equality campaigner and writer, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, has recently taken on the role of chancellor at the University of Essex, as the university celebrates its 50th year. Holly Eells speaks to Shami about her reasons for coming to Essex
Holly Eells speaks to Jane Crane from TC2 hair salon in Maldon
Hannah Salisbury looks through the Essex Record Office archives to share another unique story of one of the county’s most colourful characters. This month we look at the life and times of Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick (1861-1938)
At 19, Luke Boswell has just returned from a six-month work experience ‘break’ in Cyprus. His proudest dish to date is liver and bacon for his Gran and when he has a day off he loves nothing better than getting away from it all… and cooking!
A well designed bedroom is crucial to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts with crucial advice on how to create a haven in the bedroom
Godfrey and Diane Chasmer have breathed new life into Hazeleigh Grange, between Maldon and Danbury. Now they are inviting a new family to begin the next chapter of this fascinating Georgian home
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
Looking to add the wow factor to your wedding? Harlow based artist Claire Jones offers brides-to-be their Cinderella moment withstunning designs for a bespoke pair of keepsake wedding day shoes
If you have always dreamed of owning a property abroad, but have worried about travelling around to find your dream home, then fear not. This month, the UK’s first French property auction comes to London, and you could be there
Erin Kelly grew up in Hornchurch and went to school in Upminster. She is the author of the psychological thrillers The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose and The Burning Air. She has also written a novelisation of the first series of ITV hit television show, Broadchurch.
Stephen Roberts looks at the day Tilbury saw the merchant vessel Empire Windrush dock with
Ben Rush and Sarah Norman work together at Milsoms in Dedham, both as head chefs. After just completing their busiest time of the year, it’s back to some of the most traditional dishes guests regularly flock to Milsoms for, including deep-fried, line-caught Icelandic cod in beer batter with chips and tartare sauce as well as Mr G’s shepherd’s pie made the proper way with roast leg and shoulder of lamb. Here Ben and Sarah share another popular recipe from the Milsoms cook book, RecrEATe
Jen Skingsley is an associate and the marketing manager at Essex law firm Birkett Long LLP. She is also the musical director of Exaltation! Gospel Choir and an active member of St Andrew’s Church in Halstead. Jen and her team at Birkett Long recently won the Essex Digital Award for the use of social media in business. She changes her hair colour fairly regularly and believes life is too short to wear boring shoes.