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Out & About

Yesterday, 13:15

Have you picked your festival line-up for this summer? There’s a great selection taking place right here in Essex that have something to suit every taste. We pick eight great festivals for you to enjoy this summer

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Mon, 10:49

Enjoy a walk in this quiet and serene corner of Essex around the parishes of Borley and Liston, which both retain parish churches, plus cottages and countryside, to admire. Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Mon, 10:30

With spectacular sea views and a welcoming atmosphere, Harwich has got much to offer visitors this summer

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Monday, May 15, 2017

All too often, our visits around our county only scratch the surface of what there is to be discovered. Essex Life editor Julian Read resolved to dig a little deeper in Colchester

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 09:17

These three luxury properties in Sellindge, Birchington and Staplehurst are great options

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Mon, 11:36

Tim Rutter is a director of the David Bur Group and primarily operates from the North Essex office in Castle Hedingham. Tim has been specialising in rural and village property marketing in this region for nearly 20 years.

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Dating from the late 15th century, Broom Manor in Cottered was in need of love and expert attention when it was discovered by a London couple looking for a rural life. Today, the restored former farm is testament to their passion

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The peaceful tranquillity of the gardens at Goosebury Hall near Epping are the perfect place to refresh the spirit.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

When the sun shines, we all want the garden to become an extension of our home, perfect for dining and relaxing. Sarah Hammill looks at four ways to make the most of your outdoor space, regardless of size

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Style

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Spire Specialist Care Centre is continuing its rapid advancement of cancer treatment techniques with the roll out of stereotactic radiotherapy (also known as SABR or SBRT).

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Monday, February 13, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, perhaps a beautiful and bespoke piece of jewellery could be an ideal gift for your loved one. Holly Eells talks to three of the finest, bespoke jewellers in Essex to see how they can create something special for you

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The inevitable New Year’s resolution each year is to get healthy and fit, but this year it couldn’t be made any simpler with Jump Street. The innovative trampoline park is launching its next fitness centre on January 9 in Chelmsford, providing numerous fun activities to help you get fit

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Food & Drink

Mon, 10:09

This year marks the Pig & Whistle’s fifth anniversary, but when owner Brendan Curran purchased the 15th century building, catering was the last thing on his mind.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Some places lure you just by reputation alone. One such place is The Galvin Green Man. Run by Michelin-star chefs, the Galvin brothers, and opened at the end of last year, the contemporary barn design is somewhere you’ll need to seek out due to its rural positioning.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Head chef Dean Mckeown knew from an early age he wanted to be a chef. Here he shares his recipe for a rich and flavoursome dinner delight ……

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Head chef at the Westleton Crown James Finch shares his recipe for chocolate fondant sponge puddings

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People

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

As gardener and broadcaster Monty Don makes a rare forage into Essex to open The National Flower Show at Hylands House in Chelmsford, Essex Life caught up with the UK’s most famous gardener

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Martin Smith, from ground care equipment specialists Grasshopper, picks five of his favourite things about the county

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Essex-based singer, songwriter, actor and author Sarah Lindsey’s vocation has taken her from stage to screen and beyond. Kate Everett spoke to her about her incredible career and her forthcoming appearances with her vintage band, The Rockabellas

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Local residents seeking funding for rural community projects could be eligible to receive a grant of up to £5,000 with the launch of the Rural Community Fund from Calor

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Lee Jaschok, owner of Freedom Funerals based in Colchester, picks five of his favourite things about living in Essex

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