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Wed, 11:52

A 64-day cycle ride taking in the entire coast of Great Britain is coming your way - and anyone can get involved

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Tue, 09:58
Abess Roding

The Rodings is a group of several villages south of Great Dunmow and this route takes you from the pretty village of White Roding to the quiet village of Abbess Roding and back again

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Tue, 09:50
Stephanie Stow

Colchester-based contemporary painter Stephanie Stow exhibits across London and East Anglia, and this summer her work is hanging in Hayletts Gallery in Maldon. Caroline Foster reports

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Mon, 17:17
Sunset at Southend with a view of  Adventure Island

The Countrywide Great Tour begins on 4 July 2015 and takes place over 64 days visiting various coastal locations across the UK. Cyclists will begin to arrive in Southend-on-Sea on the afternoon of 7 August (Day 35) after a ride along the coast from Ipswich, and leave on Day 36.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Experiencing nature

When you were a child and you had free time, what did you spend it doing? Did you climb trees, build dens or make daisy chains and petal perfume? Most people are lucky enough to have fantastic memories of playing outside, in and with nature, but sadly this is not the case for so many children today.

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 10:06

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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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
EXG JUL 15 TTK

Gwyneth Sommerlad and her husband, Brian, bought the The Old Vicarage in Writtle in 1988, when it was in quite a state. Within 11 months it had seen a dramatic transformation and become a rejuvenated family home. Pat Bramley tells more of the story

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Monday, June 1, 2015
EXG JUN 15 Home Truths

Stephen White is head of Savills’ Chelmsford-based residential team. He has more than 35 years of experience in selling country homes and town properties across Essex. Here he gives his advice on adding the wow factor to your home

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Front of the Hall

An incredible historic collection of roses bred by Joseph Pemberton are in bloom this month at Havering-atte-Bower. Philippa Pearson enjoys the colour and fragrance of these garden-worthy roses

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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

Tue, 10:15

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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Mon, 17:17
Sunset at Southend with a view of  Adventure Island

The Countrywide Great Tour begins on 4 July 2015 and takes place over 64 days visiting various coastal locations across the UK. Cyclists will begin to arrive in Southend-on-Sea on the afternoon of 7 August (Day 35) after a ride along the coast from Ipswich, and leave on Day 36.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Hudson & Hudson in Colchester

Are you ready to read about what is perhaps Colchester’s best-kept secret?

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
EXG JUL 15 PRODUCERS

The origins of The Saffron Ice Cream Company came from a boyhood dream, explains Stephanie Mackentyre

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Monday, June 8, 2015
EXG JUL 15 RECIPE ZOE

Owner Zoe Brady opened Zoe’s Coffee Shop & Deli two-and-a-half years ago and the café has gone from strength to strength in that time. Along with deputy manager Lucy Hutley-Branch, who heads up the kitchen, Zoe is delighted with how things are going and there are plans for branching out into outside catering. ‘We’ve already done a Christening and a golden wedding and it’s all come about from customers coming into the café and sampling our home-baking,’ says Zoe. ‘I want to keep the quality and the passion that we have and I think the format we have right now is the right one, I don’t want to expand and lose that.’

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People

Tue, 09:46

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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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
EXG JUL 15 Home Truths

Planning expert John McLarty looks at how to win planning permission for residential or commercial developments

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Monday, June 8, 2015
EXG JUL 15 ERO

Engineer, innovator and famous son of Chelmsford, Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton left a lasting legacy on the city and his chosen profession. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at his life of achievement

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Monday, June 1, 2015
EXG JUN 15 TONY

Billericay boy Tony Parsons has been a larger-than-life figure in journalism and literature for more than 40 years. Here he talks to Shaun Curran about his recent move into crime thrillers and how his colourful career is constantly influenced by his Essex upbringing

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