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Thursday, August 25, 2016
EXG SEP 16 ESSEX WAY

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
'Hornchurch' Mike T, Flickr, CC 2.0

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

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Monday, August 22, 2016
EXG SEP 16 COGGESHALL

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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Monday, August 22, 2016
GT. TOTHAM GREEN
The village is split into two halves along the Colchester Road, each has a pretty green.

Resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex, this time he has stopped off at Great Totham

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Monday, August 15, 2016
EXG AUG 16 Walk

If you enjoy woodland walks, this short stroll around the area of Little Warley near Brentwood offers you the perfect way to explore the south of the county

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Get the look: Creating your perfect bedroom

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
EXG SEP 16 Designs

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

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Friday, August 19, 2016
South Green House, Southwold

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Paul's dahlias are the star plants in late summer

Changing times in the life of Paul Schramm have seen him turn from being a pig farmer to now being a dahlia grower in his garden at Latchingdon, near Chelmsford. Philippa Pearson gets her Wellies on to catch up with him.

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Millie's beach hut in Walton on the Naze

A day beside the seaside has an added dimension with the help of an attractive beach hut. Holly Eells went in search of some of best beach huts Essex has to offer

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Style

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
EXG SEP 16 FASHION MAIN

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

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

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Monday, July 18, 2016
© Image Source/Corbis

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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Food & Drink

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

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
EXG SEP 16 RECIPE LBF

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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Monday, August 22, 2016
EXG SEP 16 recipe dog

Head chef Andy Jenkins has been at the Dog & Gun in Little Waltham since it was extensively refurbished and reopened in December 2012.

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Monday, August 22, 2016
Essex Life Food & Drink awards 2016

As the nominations close for the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards, it’s time for our expert panel of judges to work through the entries. Here is a quick introduction to the judges who will be picking the winners

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Nigel Broom

Have you taken the plunge and attempted to bake bread for your family at home? Or perhaps you are one of the many who seek out artisan bakers who use methods and ingredients which haven’t changed for decades – all in the pursuit for the perfect loaf? Steph Mackentyre gets to grips with all you kneed to know about dough.

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People

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

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
EXG SEPT 16 JIMMY OSMOND

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
EXG SEP 16 PETS PAGE

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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Monday, August 15, 2016
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoff Moore/REX/Shutterstock (1620316m)
Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair LOCOG
Official handover of the athletes Olympic Sailing village complex, Portland, Dorset, Britain - 16 Feb 2012
Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair LOCOG was at Portland, Dorset  for the official handover of the athletes Olympic Sailing village complex.
The whole village is now under tight 24 hours a day security as LOCOG prepare the homes for the sailors later in the year.
Special furniture and fittings are being brought into the homes carrying London 2012 logos etc  for the sailors.
The houses which have been on the market already will be sold after the event.
Some homes have been bought but the owners are not allowed to live in them until the games have finished, but the purchasers will receive a rental fee in the mean time.
The Eco style homes are very well insulated, rainwater capture and will be very cheap to heat for the home owners. There is a central special pellet wood burning furnace that heats many of th

Growing up in a Brentwood council house, Sir Keith Mills had little idea of the projects he would be involved in during his career. Here he tells Holly Eells about his passion for sport, the success of the London Olympics and his hopes for the upcoming America’s Cup.

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Saskia Clark © Richard Langdon

Andy Greeves profiles some of the athletes who will be flying the flag for both Great Britain and Essex at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio

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