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Out & About

Mon, 11:11

Cogeshall is home to a number of significant buildings including Paycockes House, The Abbey and the Clock House. And, while Marks Hall Mansion no longer stands, it still leaves a lasting legacy within Coggeshall’s landscape

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Essex-based singer, songwriter, actor and author Sarah Lindsey’s vocation has taken her from stage to screen and beyond. Kate Everett spoke to her about her incredible career and her forthcoming appearances with her vintage band, The Rockabellas

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

All too often, our visits around our county only scratch the surface of what there is to be discovered. Essex Life editor Julian Read resolved to dig a little deeper in Colchester

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Essex is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the UK. From the estuary of River Thames to the North Sea coastline, the county’s scenery is a diverse patchwork of stunning sea views, ancient architecture and vibrant gardens. We pick 9 of our favourites

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Why not enjoy a delightful spring time stroll around some beautiful countryside surrounding Little Walden, tucked away in the northwest corner of the county?

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 13:04

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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Tue, 11:11

These three luxury properties in Sellindge, Birchington and Staplehurst are great options

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Mon, 10:33

After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Described by Edward Hasted as ‘the greatest ornament of this part of the county’, Barham Court has been ‘saved’ by being converted to serviced office accommodation. Words by: Pat Crawford. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque and courtesy of Barham Court

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Endless Victorian seaside charm and a fantastic place for all the family, Cromer really is the gem of the Norfolk coast

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Style

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Spire Specialist Care Centre is continuing its rapid advancement of cancer treatment techniques with the roll out of stereotactic radiotherapy (also known as SABR or SBRT).

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Monday, February 13, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, perhaps a beautiful and bespoke piece of jewellery could be an ideal gift for your loved one. Holly Eells talks to three of the finest, bespoke jewellers in Essex to see how they can create something special for you

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Friday, January 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a Valentines Day escape or just a spontaneous weekend getaway with that special someone, Essex is the perfect place for a romantic break. Here are 10 of our favourite places

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The inevitable New Year’s resolution each year is to get healthy and fit, but this year it couldn’t be made any simpler with Jump Street. The innovative trampoline park is launching its next fitness centre on January 9 in Chelmsford, providing numerous fun activities to help you get fit

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Understanding the type of care you need is an important first step in finding a care home that is right for you or your loved one. Holly Eells visits The Beeches care home in Brentwood to find out more

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Food & Drink

Mon, 10:58

Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea in the county and visit one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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Friday, April 21, 2017

From picturesque pub gardens to ocean view restaurants, Essex is full of wonderful places for al fresco dining. With that in mind we’ve picked nine of our favourite places to enjoy a meal in the sun

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Some places lure you just by reputation alone. One such place is The Galvin Green Man. Run by Michelin-star chefs, the Galvin brothers, and opened at the end of last year, the contemporary barn design is somewhere you’ll need to seek out due to its rural positioning.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Run by Malcolm and Kim Knox, this award-winning farm is environmentally friendly throughout the growing and rearing process

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Cheese Shed has a luxury Abundance hamper up for grabs

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People

Mon, 12:17

Martin Smith, from ground care equipment specialists Grasshopper, picks five of his favourite things about the county

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Essex-based singer, songwriter, actor and author Sarah Lindsey’s vocation has taken her from stage to screen and beyond. Kate Everett spoke to her about her incredible career and her forthcoming appearances with her vintage band, The Rockabellas

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Local residents seeking funding for rural community projects could be eligible to receive a grant of up to £5,000 with the launch of the Rural Community Fund from Calor

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Lee Jaschok, owner of Freedom Funerals based in Colchester, picks five of his favourite things about living in Essex

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Monday, March 27, 2017

A platinum-selling household name with 33 hit singles and four number ones to his name, Shakin’ Stevens has a musical career spanning five decades. Here he talks to Kate Everett about his latest tour

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