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Yesterday, 08:57
EXG APR 15 DAYS OUT

From wildlife walks to fun family attractions, Visit Essex can help you get inspired with this spring’s Live Local Love Local special offers, packed with ideas for great value days out throughout the county

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Yesterday, 08:52
EXG APR 15 Recipe Bosworth

Bosworth’s is the latest venue to come under the tea cosy-style umbrella of the Tiptree Tearooms and Le’Anne Grabowski is head chef. All the team at Bosworth’s have skills in the kitchen and front of house too. ‘We have a team of five and we all take turns to cook, so whichever part of the restaurant is busy, we can all help,’ says Le’Anne. Le’Annne also trained as a pastry chef at the Westminster Kingsway College in Victoria and her family ran the popular tearooms for almost 10 years before Tiptree came along. Here Le’Anne shares her recipe for a delicious, traditional dessert

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Yesterday, 08:49
EXG APR 15 Meet The Head

Head of St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford, Dr Pamela Edmonds, has not strayed from her chosen career path, although her journey has offered plenty of scope to travel the world

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Yesterday, 08:45
The sunken Italin Garden

The restored historic gardens at Easton Lodge near Great Dunmow are looked after by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Philippa Pearson finds out more and also helps out with the digging

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Yesterday, 08:41
EXG APR 15 HISTORY

Hannah Salisbury looks through the Essex Record Office archives to share another unique story of one of the county’s most colourful characters

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Yesterday, 08:38
EXG APR 15 WALK

This walk from the village of Steeple to the River Blackwater offers beautiful countryside views and the chance to see a variety of sailing boats

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Yesterday, 08:29
EXG APR 15 ROMFORD

Essex has long been noted as a hotbed for entertainment talent and Petra Hornsby takes a closer look at how lots of hard work 
in Romford has added to the opportunities for stars of the future to flourish

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 RSPB

April is a gorgeous time of year to get out and see the best of Essex. Spring flowers are appearing everywhere, trees are coming into leaf and bees and butterflies have started busily buzzing around the place looking for food.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 NGS GARDENS

A record number of 80 Essex gardens will be opening across the county this year as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Here Susan Copeland, NGS County Organiser, reveals some of the highlights, from private gardens not usually open to the lavish landscapes of stately homes, plus 23 exciting new gardens opening for the first time in 2015

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 Producers

LIKE most farms, Frenchs Farm in South Weald, is busy all year round, but especially as we near the Easter holidays. Owner Malcolm Knox explains: ‘We’ve won awards for our environmentally friendly farming as we encourage natural growth, with the flowers and the weeds and natural pollination. We don’t use any chemicals or artificial fertilisers on the land and it’s this land which our animals are reared upon. Yes, it is more labour intensive, but the meats we produce are the crème de la crème and everyone says how wonderful our meats taste.’

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 Thorpe HSH

With an impressive past dating back to the Saxon era, Thorpe le Soken is a small village with a big history. Jennifer Savin discovers how its High Street offers a perfect blend of the ancient and the innovative

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 TTK

When Colin and Christine Thompson bought Highfields in Coggeshall, they knew they were buying something with potential, but had they really unearthed a hidden gem? Pat Bramley explains more

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APR 15 Travel London

Lured to the bright lights of London for a special celebration, Nick Roberts uncovers a luxury hotel in the capital that 
the whole family can enjoy

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APRIL 15 OLLY MURS

Six years on from his rise to stardom via The X Factor, Witham’s Olly Murs has seen his star continue to rise. Holly Eells went to meet the Essex boy everyone loves to love

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 PASSION PLAY

Every five years, Hornchurch hosts an Easter Passion Play to graphically show the story of Jesus’ last days before the crucifixion. John Race shares his thoughts on this striking spectacle

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 EMERGENCY

When it comes to looking after the public when an emergency strikes, planning for the worst and hoping for the best isn’t quite enough. Essex expert Peter Charman shares his wisdom on how the county is prepared for when the worst might happen

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 EWT

Why not savour the song of the nightingale at our Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve this spring?

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 DINING OUT

OFTEN when dining out with friends, at least one in the group is vegetarian or even vegan. I’m increasingly conscious that the veggie in the party gets the raw (no pun intended) deal, so this month I’ve found four restaurants which will keep both parties happy. The Oak Tree Vegetarian Bistro is easy to locate as it’s right on the Leigh Road as you drive through Leigh on Sea.

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 Cogeshall

Coggeshall’s pretty, timbered buildings and terraced cottages are a delight to stroll past, but, as Petra Hornsby explains, this fascinating history owes much to one Queen and the building of an abbey

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 ART PAGE

With spring upon us, Fingringhoe’s Geedon Gallery is gearing up for its first exhibition of 2015. Co-owner Jacqueline Wolfers talks to Caroline Foster about the galleries exhibiting artists

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