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06:59

On August 7, The Countrywide Great Tour will pass through the coastal delights of Essex. Leaving Holbrook, on the outskirts of Ipswich, the route darts in and out of rivers and estuaries that are high in numbers on this stage of the tour.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Ha'penny Pier, Harwich

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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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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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Homes & Gardens

07:07

Sarah Hammill meets three local experts who can provide top tips for making your home office a dream to work in.

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07:00
Teddys

The bathroom is a vital, functionary room in the house and is used on a daily basis, so why cut corners when it comes to décor and design? Sarah Hammill finds out how to create the ultimate washroom experience

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hatfields of Colchester

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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Style

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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

06:45

As part of Essex Life’s Summer Menu special feature, we bring you four delicious starters to start your summer dining with a bang

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Boathouse, Dedham

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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People

06:38

Vicki Michelle was the guest of honour at the Tiptree Strawberry Race this summer. The Tiptree Strawberry Race is a traditional event when pickers compete to win the title of Fastest Picker. 
Vicki came to Tiptree as a supporter of The Lord’s Taverners, the chosen charity for the Strawberry Race pickers and for the staff at Wilkin & Sons who all raised money for a new mini bus for Doucecroft School in Colchester. The charity aims to give children a sporting chance.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Stuart Redbond and Robert Head

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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