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Yesterday, 10:18
Growing pains

BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex. This time, he tries his hand at growing a giant pumpkin!

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Yesterday, 10:13
The Lych Gate - The row of chestnut trees epitomised the 'country feel' apparent throughout the village

Resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex. This month he was in Gestingthorpe

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Fallow

Essex Life speaks to the new committee chairman of the CLA Essex Branch, Tom Streeter of Harps Farm in Great Hallingbury

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Monday, July 18, 2016
High Street - Reminiscent of any High Street, with beautiful buildings and people enjoying a shopping trip out.

Essex Life’s resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex. This month he is in Rayleigh

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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Essex Wildlife Trust’s new visitor centre at Walton’s historic Naze opened in late May

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 11:00
Bathroom inspiration

Why not be inspired this summer with a stylish bathroom makeover? Sarah Hammill meets four local experts who have the ideas you need to brighten your bathing experience

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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Monday, July 18, 2016
'Floor to ceiling windows slide back to remove the barrier between the inside and outside'

Essex Life goes on an interiors tour of the most expensive flat in Essex — a 4,000sq ft penthouse overlooking the Thames Estuary at Leigh on Sea

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Award Winning Stand at Grand Designs Excel Live

From constantly evolving technology to creating more family-friendly environments, there are many driving factors that have helped to evolve and change kitchens.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Porcelain paving

Whether you are looking for a high-quality stone or landscaping equipment, Lower Barn Farm has got you covered

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Style

Yesterday, 09:00
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Monday, July 18, 2016
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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
Take care of your skin with these tips

We have gathered tips for keeping clear and beautiful skin

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
TC2 hair salon

Is your hair suffering from end-of-winter depression? Don’t fear, Holly Eells finds a remedy to solve your hair-raising concerns in time for the summer

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Roslin Beach Hotel

Here are the top beauty tips of the season including how to do the elusive top knot, summer mascara and Roslin Beach Hotel’s treatment of the month

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 11:11
Baby beetroot tarte tatin

Roxanne O’Brien from Blackwells Farm Shop shares this recipe for baby beetroot tarte tatin with rocket, walnut and feta salad

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Yesterday, 11:06
Pan-fried skate

Head chef at The Cricketers in Goldhanger, Chris Goddard, shares his recipe for pan fried skate with saute potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Chocolate and caramel tart with strawberry ice cream

Jules Hetherton, head chef at Strattons Hotel, shares her recipe for chocolate and caramel tart with strawberry ice cream

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
These are 10 of the best cocktail bars in Essex

From Champagne cocktails and cosmopolitans to espresso martinis, whatever the occasion may be, we have the perfect Essex cocktail bar for you

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Delicious pan fried hake recipe

Executive head chef Matthew Hill shares his recipe for Pan fried hake, olive oil potatoes, fish cream and poached duck egg

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People

Mon, 15:39
Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup with Geoff Hurst looking on

50 years on from one of the nation’s greatest sporting achievements, Essex Life celebrates the landmark anniversary of England lifting the 1966 World Cup, 
a moment that holds a particular resonance in Essex

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Monday, July 18, 2016
David Essex in the early seventies

David Essex took the county of his childhood as his own name when he began on the road to stardom. Mica Bale spoke to him about that journey and his love of our county

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Seymour

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in Essex after leaving London. This month: how her chocolate Labrador got to be so greedy

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Monday, July 4, 2016
David Robson

Blackmore End’s David Robson is the managing director of Dunmow Fencing Supplies. Here he picks five of his favourite things about living within the county of Essex

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Monday, June 27, 2016
Cllr Mrs Julie Sawford (chairman of Rayleigh Town Council), Mike Davies (chairman Rayleigh Town Museum), Mark Francois MP, Mrs Lorna Rolfe (High Sheriff of Essex)

Social pages: Rayleigh Town Museum was opened by Mark Francois, local MP. Photography: Paul Dunt of the Rayleigh Review. Additional images supplied by Terry Joyce

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