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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tiptree Heath is a home to Exmoor Ponies

While Tiptree is best known for the world famous jams produced in the village by Wilkin & Sons since 1885, Petra Hornsby discovers that there is much more for residents and vistors to enjoy

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
(c) Cosmo Coughlin

Scenes of the county from our readers: this month we have submissions from Cosmo Coughlin and Ron Jeffries

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Otters return to Essex

Andrew Fallan shares his expertise in Essex wildlife with us, sharing his views on the conservation and environmental issues that we face in the county and across the country

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Here's our guide to summer festivals

We have found some of the best in summer music festivals this year so prepare for dancing, drinking and sunshine

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Audley End (c) Surreal Name Given, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Check out our guide to stately homes with open gardens to visit in Essex

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
(c) ismagilov, Getty Images

A home office is the command centre of your home or business, so it is important to create a relaxing atmosphere and utilise space efficiently, explains Sarah Hammill

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Check out the latest exterior homeware trends

Whether your home has a patio, porch or a garden, make the most of your outdoor space during the warmer months. Sarah Hammill gets the inside track on how to help create a sensational exterior this summer

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tony Nicholas, Nicholas Anthony

As summer arrives, it’s time for our homes to enjoy a seasonal switch too, in order to better reflect the warmer days and natural light. Sarah Hammill gets some top tips for a bright new look

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Willow Cottage

The Williams family’s fascination with Willow Cottage in Curtis Mill Green began with a magical woodland walk and a search for a simpler life. Pat Bramley tells this real-life fairytale

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Roses in bloom create a focal point

Late spring is the perfect time to visit this charming and quintessentially English garden at Wiggens Green,Helions Bumpstead. Philippa Pearson finds out what’s in bloom for the month of May

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Style

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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Friday, April 15, 2016
Marisa Arna at her bench

From a sparkling new diamond ring, to a uniquely crafted bracelet or pair of earrings, there are things to consider when choosing an item of handmade jewellery. Independent Essex designer-goldsmith Marisa Arna shares her expert advice

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Take care of your skin with these tips

We have gathered tips for keeping clear and beautiful skin

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Winter can take its toll on your skin

Treatments to overcome the dry and tired skin that comes with the cold weather of winter

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
These are some of the best tea rooms in Essex

Indulge yourself with an afternoon tea in one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Chocolate brownie with berry coulis and chantilly cream

Head chef at The Boathouse in Dedham, Ivan Wright, shares his recipe for chocolate brownie served with a berry coulis and chantilly cream

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Salted caramel and milk chocolate tart

Executive chef at the Queens Head, Daniel Lamprecht, shares his recipe for salted caramel and milk chocolate tart

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Enjoy a pint with your pooch

Dog friendly pubs are sometimes hard to find so we have collated 10 excellent dog friendly pubs in Essex. Locally sourced food, real ales, and man’s best friend.

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Monday, May 9, 2016
(c) Detanan, Getty Images

If you are looking for the perfect real ale pub near you, look no further than this guide to the 11 best real ale pubs in Essex

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People

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Emma Harris

For the last 40 years, Barrow Farm RDA near Chelmsford has been giving a new sense of freedom and independence to disabled people through horse riding. Janet Doghan shares the story

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Pam Corrie, an Essex Air Ambulance volunteer and partner John West

A fabulous night had by all at the annual Strictly Air Ambulance hosted by Essex Air Ambulance

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Joe Pasquale

Life has thrown up many challenges for Essex boy Joe Pasquale, and even now he enjoys nothing more than challenging himself. Mica Bale speaks to the Gray’s funnyman with the squeaky voice

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Gail O'Shea of Wipe Away Those Tears

Charity news from around Essex this month include donated iPads to terminally ill children, info on Race for Life for Cancer Research UK and much more

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Beautiful Essex

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, grew up in Leigh on Sea. In this Essex Life column, Stephen shares an insight into his experiences across the county

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Monday, January 18, 2016
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