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Tue, 10:32

Famed for its Roman heritage, Colchester is also a modern and vibrant town that has much to look forward to as well as a past to be proud of. Emily Talbut tells us more

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Tue, 10:22
The Essex Open Exhibition

The Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend is centre stage for the 56th Essex Open Exhibition, in a celebration of Essex art and creativity. Caroline Foster reports

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Great Henny

On the Essex/Suffolk border, marked by the River Stour where the walk begins, this route takes you from Henny Street and out to the lovely countryside around the village of Great Henny

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Countryswide Great Tour

On August 7, The Countrywide Great Tour will pass through the coastal delights of Essex. Leaving Holbrook, on the outskirts of Ipswich, the route darts in and out of rivers and estuaries that are high in numbers on this stage of the tour.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Ha'penny Pier, Harwich

Essex Life’s resident watercolour artist, James Merriott, paints his own unique view of Harwich through a collection of striking watercolours.

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 10:52

This county is known for its selection of excellent state and private schools, making it a good choice for families. Living nearby not only cuts down on the school run, saving time and fuel, but is essential where catchment areas apply.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Neptune

Sarah Hammill meets three local experts who can provide top tips for making your home office a dream to work in.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Teddys

The bathroom is a vital, functionary room in the house and is used on a daily basis, so why cut corners when it comes to décor and design? Sarah Hammill finds out how to create the ultimate washroom experience

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hatfields of Colchester

As summer continues to brighten our mood and warm our days, why not add some sunshine to your home with the latest interior trends. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts for some inspiration

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Asheldham Grange in Southminster

Stephen White is head of Savills’ Chelmsford-based residential team. He has more than 30 years of experience in selling country homes and town properties across Essex. He lives in Shenfield and is passionate about Essex, his home county. Stephen provides constructive advice to sellers and buyers, while adding value to clients’ property assets through thoughtful, honest and creative ideas.

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Style

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Essex Life asks Blackmore-based business, Trinity Independent Living, about a new shower pod it has just launched to help those who need to, to re-discover the pleasure of bathing

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
EXG JUN 15 BEAUTY WITH SUE

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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Food & Drink

Tue, 10:37

BARTELLAS restaurant moved in October 2014 into the Ivy Hotel at Margaretting, near Chelmsford. It’s now in a brand new building to the side of the hotel, which links directly through to the hotel, but the fresh start has given the restaurant the opportunity to create a stylish new interior with plenty of plush, raspberry-pink furnishings off-set with silver mirrors and wallpaper. The hotel has also created a new lounge area, next to the restaurant, which is now used to serve afternoon teas.

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Friday, August 7, 2015
EXG SEP 15 RECIPE L&L

Mike Shields has now been running the Lion & Lamb for 14 years and it’s always a popular destination due to its proximity to Stansted. Although the pub itself has no accommodation, Mike and his partner, Linda Lewis, own the White House, a 15th century Grade II listed Manor House just down the road which offers four-star accommodation. Mike’s menu features locally-produced produce wherever possible. ‘I left catering college 43 years ago and I’m still passionate about food,’ he explains. Here Mike shares his zinging sea bass recipe…

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
The Great British Bake Off Contestants, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc and Mary Berry - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

*SPOILER ALERT* Get your baking tins, aprons and oven mitts ready; the Great British Bake Off is on our screens once again! From the bakers revealing their ‘cracks’, to another near #bingate episode leaving one contestant in tears, #GBBO 2015 is well and truly back…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Duke's Head

As part of Essex Life’s Summer Menu special feature, we bring you four delicious starters to start your summer dining with a bang

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Boathouse, Dedham

Essex Life picks out four delicious summer desserts from top local chefs for you to try this season

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People

Tue, 10:16

Music has been in the blood of Anna Pancaldi for as long as she can remember and so much of her passion for life has been inspired by her upbringing in Chappel. Sybilla Hart met this talented artist poised to be the next chart-topping sensation from our county

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Anne Gray

Anne Gray, a beauty and skincare expert from Burnham on Crouch, picks out five of her favourite things about life in Essex

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Vicki Michelle at the Tiptree Strawberry Race

Vicki Michelle was the guest of honour at the Tiptree Strawberry Race this summer. The Tiptree Strawberry Race is a traditional event when pickers compete to win the title of Fastest Picker. 
Vicki came to Tiptree as a supporter of The Lord’s Taverners, the chosen charity for the Strawberry Race pickers and for the staff at Wilkin & Sons who all raised money for a new mini bus for Doucecroft School in Colchester. The charity aims to give children a sporting chance.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Stuart Redbond and Robert Head

Stuart Redbond is a partner at accountancy firm RLA Group. Here he shares five of his favourite things about living and working in Essex

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