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Mon, 12:42
Andile Gumbi (Simba) in Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London

Looking for a London theatre trip with the perfect logistics for a relaxed dinner and a stroll to the theatre? Nicholas Roberts is pretty sure he has found the answer, and is still purring about it

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Mon, 11:14
Rettendon Church

This walk around Rettendon is evidence that Essex is not as flat as it appears, with some good views of the Essex countryside on offer from various places along the way

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Mon, 10:22
Frinton Beach

Our Great British seaside resorts come in all shapes and sizes, but few are quite as unique as Frinton on Sea. Petra Hornsby speaks to some of the key players who make Frinton a summer sensation

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Mon, 09:58
(c) David Branco

Beautiful Essex: stunning photographs of Essex from David Branco

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Rockliffe Hall Exterior

For a chance to get away from it all, the journey can be well worth it. So says Katrina Davies following her trip to Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa in County Durham

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Homes & Gardens

Mon, 12:22
Family events are a key part of the fundraising programme, but require extra help

The Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens is a unique oasis, much treasured by local residents. But now this special place needs a little extra help in order to survive

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Mon, 09:48
Tudor Cottage, Little Waltham

County property news. This time: Introducing Beresfords Country and Villages, the Queen’s 90 years in house prices, Mersea Homes praised by housing minister, and more

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Looking towards the terrace

With much hard work, an overgrown historic wool merchant’s garden in Coggeshall has been restored back to an Arts and Crafts garden with Tudor details. Philippa Pearson tells the story

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Sofa trends

Whether it’s lounging outside enjoying the sunshine or unwinding along the whole on the sofa at the end of a long day, sitting comfortably is a feeling of luxury. Sarah Hammill discovers how to find the balance of stunning design and ultimate comfort

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Stylish family home

Ian and Michelle Theato made the move to Brocket, on Piercing Hill in Theydon Bois, all the way from Bermuda. Pat Bramley tells the tale of this stylish family home that has all the mod cons

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Style

Yesterday, 15:54
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Take care of your skin with these tips

We have gathered tips for keeping clear and beautiful skin

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
TC2 hair salon

Is your hair suffering from end-of-winter depression? Don’t fear, Holly Eells finds a remedy to solve your hair-raising concerns in time for the summer

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Roslin Beach Hotel

Here are the top beauty tips of the season including how to do the elusive top knot, summer mascara and Roslin Beach Hotel’s treatment of the month

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Marisa Arna at her bench

From a sparkling new diamond ring, to a uniquely crafted bracelet or pair of earrings, there are things to consider when choosing an item of handmade jewellery. Independent Essex designer-goldsmith Marisa Arna shares her expert advice

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Food & Drink

Mon, 12:37
Mediterranean chicken

Owner of French’s Farm Shop in South Weald, Malcolm Knox, shares his recipe for mediterranean chicken

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Mon, 12:31
Seared sea trout

Consultant head chef for Snape Maltings Peter Harrison shares his recipe for seared sea trout served with a seasonal salad

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Monday, June 20, 2016
New gin liqueurs from Wilkin & Sons

Tiptree jams are an iconic symbol of quality recognisable across the world, but now, in an exciting new venture, their famous fruits have been instilled into a range of gin liqueurs

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
West Street Vineyard

Jane Mohan, owner of the award-winning West Street Vineyard in Coggeshall, creates a three course meal, showcasing the tastiest early summer ingredients in the local larder

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Pistachio panna cotta with raspberry jelly

Head chef Arron Digby shares his recipe for a delicious pistachio panna cotta and raspberry jelly

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People

Mon, 10:11
Cllr Mrs Julie Sawford (chairman of Rayleigh Town Council), Mike Davies (chairman Rayleigh Town Museum), Mark Francois MP, Mrs Lorna Rolfe (High Sheriff of Essex)

Social pages: Rayleigh Town Museum was opened by Mark Francois, local MP. Photography: Paul Dunt of the Rayleigh Review. Additional images supplied by Terry Joyce

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Robert Halfon

In an historic vote this month, Britain will decide whether it is in favour of remaining in the European Union or leaving. Essex Life provides a snap shot of the arguments for and against through the thoughts of two Essex MPs with opposing views

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Dame Helen Mirren

Raised in Southend, Dame Helen Mirren is an inspired actress who has become something of a national treasure while remaining true to her Essex roots. Jake Taylor asked her how

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Back to Basics column

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in Essex after leaving London. This month: school holiday pandemonium

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Jenni Anderson

Thurrock’s Jenni Anderson, director of income generation and marketing at Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green, shares some of her favourite things about her life in the country

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