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Mark Davies

A Guide to Open House Days

Mark Davies, head of Strutt & Parker’s Chelmsford office, advises on planning a successful open house day

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One of the seating areas enjoyed by students

Top marks

The gardens at Writtle College open three times a year to show off their superb planting schemes and students’ talents. Philippa Pearson enjoys the autumn colour display

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Marriages dough kneading in the test bakery

Flour Power

W&H Marriage & Sons has been producing flour for the bakers of Essex since 1824, but this Chelmsford business of great history has always been forward-thinking, writes Jackie Brown

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Lower Barn Farm

Be Inspired... Stylish Heating Solutions

Fireplaces can be a key element in a living room or even a whole house, providing functionality in the colder months, architectural structure and a comforting ambience. Sarah Hammill explores some of the best-selling stoves

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Neil Bull

The Producers

This month Essex Life takes a look at the East Anglian Wine School in Stebbing

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Southend Airport

London Southend Airport 80 years on

While many may know of its recent regeneration, Southend Airport has had a connection with aviation for 100 years. Simon Murdoch looks at fascinating history and how it has recently taken off

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Jackie Tyrrell

Five Essex Things with Jackie Tyrrell

Jackie Tyrrell is an accredited Feng Shui consultant based in Hornchurch. She believes that by balancing the energies in your environment and by making simple and inexpensive alterations in your home or business, you can experience life transforming changes which will help create a happier and brighter future. To find out more about consultations for your home and business, visit www.fengshuipathway.co.uk

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EXG OCT 14 MEET THE HEAD

School Rocks

Nicholas Weaver is headmaster at Ipswich School, although he still has secret ambitions to be a rock star. Here he shares more of his hopes and those he has for the students in his care

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EXG OCT 14 HERE'S COOK

Here’s cooking with you

Ed Campbell has recently joined The Anchor Inn at Nayland as head chef. Here he talks about returning to his former workplace, creating a mash-up for a musical god and the kitchen moment when it all went black

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EXG OCT 14 WEDDING VENUES

Discover your dream wedding day venue

Pick from this exclusive selection of excellent Essex wedding venues as Essex Life helps 
you find a sensational setting for your special day

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EXG OCT 14 TRAVEL 2

Down to earth elegance

Gravetye Manor offers an ideal escape for a short break in the Sussex countryside. Sybilla Hart enjoys the manor house and its famous gardens

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EXG OCT 14 MOTORS

Top class fun

BMW’s new 4 Series Convertible is a real stunner whatever the weather, according to motoring editor Andy Russell

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EXG OCT 14 CHELMSFORD

Building for the future in… Chelmsford

With plans afoot for the development of Essex County Cricket Ground among other areas in Chelmsford, Nick Dines assesses how the city will change in the coming years

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EXG OCT 14 VISIT ESSEX

Exploring Constable Country

John Constable is one of the world’s most famous artists and here Tracy Jones discovers the Essex landscapes that inspired him and how you can still be inspired by them today

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EXG OCT 14 HONEY FUNGUS

Bitter honey

Passionate gardener, Judy Cowan, tells of the horror of discovering honey fungus at her home in Stondon Massey and her determination to maintain a fabulously attractive outdoor space

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Essex University

University challenge

In 1964 ‘something fierce’ emerged in Essex — a new university determined to look to the future and break with tradition. Essex Life looks back at 50 years of student life

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Wine of the Month

Wine of the Month

This month’s wine is 2013 Pinot Grigio ‘Vigneti dei Dolomiti’ Castello della Rosa, Italy

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EXG SEPT 14 ART REVIEW

Five Minutes With… Lisa Stansfield

Holly Eells talks to legendary singer Lisa Stansfield about her return to the music industry, an upcoming European tour, a new album and performing at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend this month

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EXG SEPT 14 ART

County climax for Summer of Art

September sees the climax of the sixth Essex Summer of Art and Janice Walker ventures south to highlight some events in Loughton, Thurrock and Richford offering something special

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The nightingale is a small migratory bird and is well known for it's powerful song

Take a look at the Lock

Andrew Fallan explores Paper Mill Lock just outside the village of Little Baddow

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