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Yesterday, 12:27

Essex Life’s resident watercolour artist, James Merriott, paints his own unique view of Harwich through a collection of striking watercolours.

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Yesterday, 12:04
Sir David Attenborough

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH officially marked the completion of Essex & Suffolk Water’s £150million Abberton Scheme at a celebratory event at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Abberton Reservoir visitor centre and nature reserve in June.

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Yesterday, 11:55
Winners at the Essex Life Community Magazine Awards

Editors and other representatives from the leading community magazines produced in Essex in 2014, gathered at the brand new GreyFriars Hotel in Colchester in June for the presentation of this year’s Essex Life Community Magazine awards.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Day Fourteen, Countrywide Great Tour (Copyright The Tour)

Later this month the Countrywide Great Tour will be joined by record breaking cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
EXG AUGUST 15 ART LIFE

Throughout August, Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum near Coggeshall will host its first sculpture exhibition in its beautiful grounds for visitors to enjoy. Holly Eells finds out more

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 12:00

As summer continues to brighten our mood and warm our days, why not add some sunshine to your home with the latest interior trends. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts for some inspiration

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Asheldham Grange in Southminster

Stephen White is head of Savills’ Chelmsford-based residential team. He has more than 30 years of experience in selling country homes and town properties across Essex. He lives in Shenfield and is passionate about Essex, his home county. Stephen provides constructive advice to sellers and buyers, while adding value to clients’ property assets through thoughtful, honest and creative ideas.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Little Easton Manor

Little Easton Manor near Great Dunmow has seen many theatrical performances down the years, as well as numerous romantic wedding days, but at its heart it is still a family home, writes Pat Bramley

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Borders are packed with interesting plants

Naturalistic planting to attract wildlife is in abundance in Margot Grice’s garden at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford, as Philippa Pearson discovers

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Limehouse from Neptune

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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Style

Yesterday, 12:16

Essex Life asks Blackmore-based business, Trinity Independent Living, about a new shower pod it has just launched to help those who need to, to re-discover the pleasure of bathing

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
EXG JUN 15 BEAUTY WITH SUE

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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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 12:21

Essex Life picks out four delicious summer desserts from top local chefs for you to try this season

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Dog & Gun

Essex Life brings you a taste of summer with recipes from some of the best local chefs. Find more in the August issue of Essex Life

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Chop Bloc restaurant

Set in the very heart of Chelmsford, Chop Bloc is a new restaurant with a large terraced area and parasols at the front, writes Stephanie Mackentyre.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Pete Thompson

PETE Thompson heads this third-generation family business which was originally founded at Brook Farm in northeast Essex in 1948 by his grandfather, George Thompson. It’s a little too early to say if there will be a fourth generation, Pete explains: ‘My children at the moment want to grow up to be Transformers but they do enjoy our fruit.’

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Senor Kose from Intimo Fresco

Intimo Fresco’s head chef, Sener Kose, is originally from Kismet in Turkey. Here he shares his tendency to boil over but how he can keep his cool under pressure, even when asked to wash up

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People

Yesterday, 12:10

Stuart Redbond is a partner at accountancy firm RLA Group. Here he shares five of his favourite things about living and working in Essex

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Jeremy Gladwin

Headmaster of Bishop’s Stortford College, Jeremy Gladwin, gave up the idea of studying to be a barrister in favour of geography and teaching.

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Henry Winstanley's house in Littlebury

Henry Winstanley is a famous son of Saffron Walden and best known for designing the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares his story

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Laura Renwick

Maldon’s Laura Renwick is Great Britain’s leading female show jumper, coming back into the sport after some time out as an air stewardess. Mica Bale finds out what it is about Essex that keeps her grounded in the county

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Oliver Brown

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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