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Mon, 11:48

From discovering the delights of dancing to Northern Soul, to having fun on a swan-shaped pedalo, Adam Jones picks 20 Essex experiences which should be on your summer bucket (and spade) list

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Mon, 09:47

Get your calendars at the ready because June is going to be a busy month in Essex

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Southend on Sea, most people would think, is all about the beach, but there is much more to Southend than meets the eye, including many cultural activities of which the town is rightfully proud. Petra Hornsby investigates

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Whether it’s sandy solitude, the perfect wave or space to let the kids run wild, Essex has plenty of great beaches, many of them complete with Blue Flags. Adam Jones takes us on a guided tour of the county’s unique coast

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mersea Island, sitting on the Blackwater and Colne Estuaries and nine miles southeast of Colchester, is a unique destination with great charm and character. Petra Hornsby discovers why island life is so popular

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Tim Rutter is a director of the David Bur Group and primarily operates from the North Essex office in Castle Hedingham. Tim has been specialising in rural and village property marketing in this region for nearly 20 years.

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Dating from the late 15th century, Broom Manor in Cottered was in need of love and expert attention when it was discovered by a London couple looking for a rural life. Today, the restored former farm is testament to their passion

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The peaceful tranquillity of the gardens at Goosebury Hall near Epping are the perfect place to refresh the spirit.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

When the sun shines, we all want the garden to become an extension of our home, perfect for dining and relaxing. Sarah Hammill looks at four ways to make the most of your outdoor space, regardless of size

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Style

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

If you’re looking for 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, 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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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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Food & Drink

Mon, 10:02

Csoba Dani originates from Hungary, from a little town close to Budapest. Today he is back at the West Street Vineyard, after working there last year. Here Csoba shares his recipe for stuffed English pork…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we’ve found 13 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Head chef Dan Freear has been with Strattons since September 2015. Originally sous chef at Strattons, Dan became head chef in April of this year. Here Dan shares his recipe for a great party starter you can prepare in advance…

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Monday, June 12, 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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Monday, June 5, 2017

Although sometimes overshadowed by its big sister Southend, Leigh on Sea was voted the happiest place to live in the UK in 2016. It’s also home to an eclectic mix of eateries. One such place is the Boatyard Restaurant on the Quayside in Leigh

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People

Monday, June 12, 2017

Essex is seeing a boom in the number of micro breweries producing unique and high quality ales. Here Stephanie Mackentyre speaks to three producers worth raising a glass to

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Loughton-based soprano singer and West End star Joanna Forest talks to Kate Everett about her chart-topping classical album and the cancer diagnosis when she was aged just 21 which changed the path of her life

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

As gardener and broadcaster Monty Don makes a rare forage into Essex to open The National Flower Show at Hylands House in Chelmsford, Essex Life caught up with the UK’s most famous gardener

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Monday, April 24, 2017

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

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