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Yesterday, 09:11

As the trend for investing in personal experiences over consumer goods continues to grow, general manager of Wivenhoe House hotel Oliver Brown is reporting continued success for the four-star luxury hotel just outside Colchester

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Wed, 16:17

From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Here are 19 that have used our county’s incredible locations on the big screen

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Tue, 12:13

Byrhtnoth, one of Maldon’s most famous sons, is still remembered for his part in the Battle of Maldon, protecting the port against Viking invaders, but Petra Hornsby meets a new breed of locals taking on an altogether different battle

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Mon, 17:22

Summer has officially arrived here in Essex, so it’s time to grab your picnic blankets and sunglasses and begin ticking off your bucket list…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Can you distinguish your Colchesters from your Canterburys and your Margates from your Merseas? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Essex and Kent!

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In perhaps her most challenging interview to date, Essex Life’s Sybilla Hart speaks to gardening expert and author Charlie Hart about his latest book, oh, and whether he has put the rubbish out

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

These Essex care homes, solicitors and hearing centres will help make your retirement as straightforward and enjoyable as possible

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Essex Life takes you inside four of the most prestigious properties in the county, all currently looking for a new owner. Could that new owner be you?

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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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Style

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

For people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, cosmetic surgery clinic Bella Vou in Tunbridge Wells has provided a new lease of life with its groundbreaking Concept™ Facelift. We hear one woman’s story of how the procedure helped to make her look and feel younger, feel happier and restore her confidence

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Friday, April 13, 2018

On May 2, Essex Life invites you to a special Ladies Brunch at Channels in Chelmsford, with fabulous food and fashion very much on the menu

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Friday, April 13, 2018

If you’re looking for some cracking deals at some of Essex’s top hotels and spas then look no further!

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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, January 30, 2018

When planning your big day in Essex you’re absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. Here are 10 places from around the county you should consider

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Food & Drink

Wed, 15:18

Raw Made Simple, based in Great Totham, is the new way to feed your dog - with lots of happy pooches to attest for its deliciousness

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Tue, 11:43

Stephanie Mackentyre speaks to three local producers of alcoholic beverages who are helping to put some fizz and pop into the joys of summer in the county

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Here in Essex our local producers are consistently working hard to provide you with delicious fresh vegetables, meats and dairy products. Here are 6 places where you can pick up this incredible produce

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre reviews this pub and all-you-can-eat carvery

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

From picturesque pub gardens to ocean view restaurants, Essex is full of wonderful places for al fresco dining. With that in mind we’ve picked nine of our favourite places to enjoy a meal in the sun

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People

Mon, 17:32

The benefits of social wellbeing and community spirit are manifested best through volunteering, and Braintree is a hotbed of helpers, discovers Petra Hornsby

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

She may not be one for looking too far into the future, but following the stunning success of her young music career, Pixie Lott is now searching for her marital home – and an Essex village is her firm favourite

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Monday, May 14, 2018

1066 is a year we can all recall from our history lessons at school. 950 years since this momentous period in our nation’s past, Adam Jones profiles how the Normans changed the landscape of our county forever

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Here in Essex our delicious tearooms, cafes and hotels offer some of the best afternoon teas around. A selection of these incredible establishments show off their best offers or deals

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

To celebrate the launch of the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards 2018, Essex Life took a selection of the best Essex produce to our 2017 Chef of the Year, Paul Wendholt, for him to add his expertise and create a fabulous menu with a real taste of Essex

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