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Thursday, September 15, 2016

As a nation we are increasingly aware that what we eat directly impacts on our health. And in Colchester, the concern to eat healthily is being manifested in a growing vegan community that has grown from the thriving café culture. Petra Hornsby finds out more

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Monday, September 5, 2016

With an impressive range of independent shops, spectacular architecture and a long-held tradition celebrating matrimonial bliss, Great Dunmow has much to make it great, discovers Petra Hornsby

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tackling the 81-mile walk from Epping to Harwich is a fabulous way to explore the varied aspects which give our county its unique appeal.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Known for its green spaces and diverse choice of cuisine, Hornchurch has much to offer.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Located in the heart of the Essex countryside, Coggeshall is one of the county’s most picturesque destinations. Petra Hornsby explores the reasons behind the town’s appeal, both today and in times gone by.

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, September 12, 2016

Jon Pilling, the design director at Abode Interiors, explains how he went about designing the Mulberry show home at St Luke’s Park development in Runwell, with his inspiration coming from the themes of modern family life

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Cindy de Vos is the creative director at Open Door Interiors and the interior designer behind the Augustine show home at Countryside’s Beaulieu Heath development in Chelmsford. Here she explains how New England colonial styling flows throughout this contemporary Essex home

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Give new life to your home with a piece of fabulous reclaimed furniture from Bali. Visit Punk It Up’s online store at punkituprecycledfurniture.com to browse their latest vibrant artisanal pieces or call 07788467386 today!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

To create the bedroom space that suits your needs you need the perfect blend of comfort and functionality. Sarah Hammill goes in search of fabulous looks for a dreamy sanctuary

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Richard Davonport, managing director of kitchen and interior design specialists Davonport, takes us through a dazzling kitchen transformation

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Style

Mon, 10:00

Situated in the heart of Colchester, Upchurch Jewellers remains something of a hidden gem

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fashion industry commentator and writer Melissa Wheeler picks out the latest styles hitting our streets in the AW16/17 collections

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Eden Spa at the stunning Down Hall Country House Hotel offers a true sense of escapism

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Monday, July 18, 2016

There is no doubt that going through the diagnosis of potential cancer or cancer treatment can be worrying and stressful, but the new Springfield Cancer Centre in Chelmsford can make a big difference at this difficult time

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Monday, June 13, 2016

We have gathered tips for keeping clear and beautiful skin

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Food & Drink

Mon, 10:30

Head chef Jules Hetherton’s interest in food started from her school days in cookery class. ‘Since those early days I’ve just loved being creative with food and seeing people enjoy what I prepare,’ she says.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Mojito cured sea trout with cucumber ketchup, minted cucumber salad, Mojito gel and a sesame king prawn fried samosa

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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Pier in Harwich closed in January and reopened again in May after an extensive £1.5m reinvestment and refurbishment.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas. New for 2016, there is also a gourmet takeaway service. ‘We have about 10 different choices on offer from 4pm to 9pm on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, with delivery within a two mile radius of Lower Barn Farm. It’s proving very popular with customers ordering anything from fish and chips to pie and homemade, creamy mash,’ says Dave. Here he shares his recipe for a lovely light lunch or supper

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People

Mon, 10:00

John Black from Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet picks five of his favourite things about the county

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Monday, September 12, 2016

As current World Champion and now two-time Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock has returned from Rio a national hero. Here he tells Essex Life about his journey to the top of the podium, which began in a little-known Essex gymnasium

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Monday, August 22, 2016

From music fame to Celebrity MasterChef, Jimmy Osmond has proved himself a man of many talents, and as he begins a brand new UK tour featuring the music of his great friend Andy Williams, it seems there is still much more to come from the man who first stared on stage at the age of just three. Holly Eells finds out more

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Janice Walker from Colchester is a staunch supporter of providing rescue dogs with a forever home and talks about Tess, the latest addition to the Walker family

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