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Mon, 13:17
Monaco

Few places in the world can match the glamour and glitz of Monaco. Rebecca Underwood paid a visit to discover just some of the primary attractions of this famous principality

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Mon, 12:20
Kingfishers at Rainham Marshes

Andrew Fallan shares his expertise in Essex wildlife with us. This week he talks about kingfishers in Rainham Marshes

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Check out these getaways in Essex

We have found 8 unique getaways all around Essex from grand hotels to cabins on the river, from luxurious spas to glamping holidays, we have it all

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Early Purple Orchid by Jim Higham

The Wildlife Trust has created a new guide to wildlife activities, TOP UK Wildlife Experiences

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Nightingale

Fingringhoe Wick is hosting nightingale chorus, one of our county’s great wildlife events

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, April 11, 2016
Summer lake

Billericay might not be famous for its green open spaces, but perhaps it’s time to think again. Petra Hornsby meets the local volunteers looking 
to make the most of the town’s countryside and parkland

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Portrait of Lancelot Capability Brown

This year sees the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of our most influential landscapers ‘Capability’ Brown. Philippa Pearson looks at his impact on our gardens today and his strong connection with the county of Essex

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Monday, April 11, 2016
A beautiful Essex garden

Susan Copeland, the National Gardens Scheme county organiser for Essex, profiles some of the 89 exciting gardens open for charity in 2016 and ready to be explored

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Chewton town houses

Dan O’Connell, branch partner at Chewton Rose on how you could maximise your most valuable asset

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Style

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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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Take care of your skin with these tips

We have gathered tips for keeping clear and beautiful skin

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Winter can take its toll on your skin

Treatments to overcome the dry and tired skin that comes with the cold weather of winter

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day | Great British Life

We pick 9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Aiming towards more effective treatments for bowel cancer

Cases of bowel cancer are on the rise, but treatments are also becoming more successful in recent years

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Food & Drink

Mon, 13:12
Kelly's Turkeys

If you are a regular consumer of Essex produce, you will know just how lucky we are with the fantastic produce available on our doorstep. However, when some of our Essex producers manage to share their wares to a world-wide market, then they move into a league of their own. Here are three which have made that leap of faith successfully. Together they continue to reach ever-further into all four corners of the globe

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Mon, 13:08
These are some of the best tea rooms in Essex

Indulge yourself with an afternoon tea in one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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Monday, April 18, 2016
The Vine

We reviewed The Vine in Great Bardfield and were pleasantly surprised by what we found

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Herb crusted lamb rump

Head chef at the Magic Mushroom restaurant in Billericay, Ellis Manchee, shares his recipe for herb crusted lamb rump with parsnip puree, baby vegetables, redcurrant jus and Dauphinoise potatoes

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Delicious cheesecake

Roger Underwood, head chef at the Shoulder of Mutton in Fordham shares his delicious recipe for white chocolate and vanilla cheesecake with almond brittle and fruit compote

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People

Mon, 11:51
Gail O'Shea of Wipe Away Those Tears

Charity news from around Essex this month include donated iPads to terminally ill children, info on Race for Life for Cancer Research UK and much more

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Beautiful Essex

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, grew up in Leigh on Sea. In this Essex Life column, Stephen shares an insight into his experiences across the county

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Monday, April 11, 2016
One of Chris Ruston's pieces

Chris Ruston’s new exhibition at the Colchester Natural History Museum has been a long time in the making. Janice Walker finds out more about the artist, her work and why this is such a special exhibition for her

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Chelmsford

Here is this month’s business news from around the county

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Bishop in the Houses of Parliament

Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, grew up in Leigh on Sea. In this new Essex Life column, Stephen shares an insight into his experiences across the county

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