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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Later this month the Countrywide Great Tour will be joined by record breaking cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
EXG AUGUST 15 ART LIFE

Throughout August, Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum near Coggeshall will host its first sculpture exhibition in its beautiful grounds for visitors to enjoy. Holly Eells finds out more

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tollesbury

It is always nice to walk down by the sea or along by the river in the summer. Here is a walk from the village of Tollesbury down to the River Blackwater, a popular boating area at this time of year

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Day six of the Countrywide Great Tour. (Copyright The Tour)

In the first week of the charity cycling event, riders have enjoyed North Wales, the North West of England and the South west of Scotland, clocking up 807km of coastline

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Thaxted's Guildhall

Picture postcard perfect might describe many a village or town across our vibrant and varied county, but few fit the description better than Thaxted. Petra Hornsby takes a closer look at its charms and meets the group of people that fight to protect them

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 13, 2015

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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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Little Easton Manor

Little Easton Manor near Great Dunmow has seen many theatrical performances down the years, as well as numerous romantic wedding days, but at its heart it is still a family home, writes Pat Bramley

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Borders are packed with interesting plants

Naturalistic planting to attract wildlife is in abundance in Margot Grice’s garden at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford, as Philippa Pearson discovers

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Limehouse from Neptune

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home and whatever your budget, you can find a way to create your dream design. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts who can help create the space you’re hoping for

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Clover Hill in Summer

RHS Garden Hyde Hall near Chelmsford has a new curator as well as some bold new projects to champion the garden’s horticulture offering. Philippa Pearson paid a visit to find out more

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Style

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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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Friday, February 13, 2015
Why not enjoy a relaxing spa day ahead of your big day?

One Skin in Riverdell Village in Maldon is a beautiful spa and the perfect place to make final preparations before the big day.

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Essex Life brings you a taste of summer with recipes from some of the best local chefs. Find more in the August issue of Essex Life

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Chop Bloc restaurant

Set in the very heart of Chelmsford, Chop Bloc is a new restaurant with a large terraced area and parasols at the front, writes Stephanie Mackentyre.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Pete Thompson

PETE Thompson heads this third-generation family business which was originally founded at Brook Farm in northeast Essex in 1948 by his grandfather, George Thompson. It’s a little too early to say if there will be a fourth generation, Pete explains: ‘My children at the moment want to grow up to be Transformers but they do enjoy our fruit.’

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Senor Kose from Intimo Fresco

Intimo Fresco’s head chef, Sener Kose, is originally from Kismet in Turkey. Here he shares his tendency to boil over but how he can keep his cool under pressure, even when asked to wash up

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time for Tea

Essex Air Ambulance is calling on the tea and cake-loving folk of Essex to hold their very own fundraising tea party in aid of their local air ambulance.

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People

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Headmaster of Bishop’s Stortford College, Jeremy Gladwin, gave up the idea of studying to be a barrister in favour of geography and teaching.

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Henry Winstanley's house in Littlebury

Henry Winstanley is a famous son of Saffron Walden and best known for designing the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares his story

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Laura Renwick

Maldon’s Laura Renwick is Great Britain’s leading female show jumper, coming back into the sport after some time out as an air stewardess. Mica Bale finds out what it is about Essex that keeps her grounded in the county

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown is the general manager of Wivenhoe House in Colchester. Here he picks five of his favourite things about Essex

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Katharine Mansfield

When Katharine Mansfield makes her debut as headteacher of Woodlands School in Great Warley in September, she will bring with her an understanding of the workings of the human mind — as well as inside knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing!

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