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Places

12:02

Thaxted may be a place that treasures its history, but it is also a place that refuses to stand still. Petra Hornsby reveals the plans for the future that aim to protect Thaxted’s precious past

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Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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Friday, April 20, 2018

What’s not to like about the month of May? The long months of summer stretch out before us in expectation, plus there are two Bank Holidays to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Essex Life helps you make the most of this special time with some great ideas for top family days out in the county

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Friday, April 13, 2018

If you’re looking for some cracking deals at some of Essex’s top hotels and spas then look no further!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lots of the towns and villages in Essex have fascinating histories and beautiful buildings making them wonderful places to live. We pick ten of the prettiest places to live in this round-up sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water

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Holidays

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Coffee and croissants in a buzzing local deli on a lazy Saturday morning give way to the sights and sounds of the weekend street market. A stroll through a secluded square leads to a chance find in a neighbourhood art gallery. A long lunch follows in an old, wooden-timbered pub before a wander through a centuries-old churchyard and a scour of the blue badges showcasing famous former residents. Finally, a spot of retail therapy across a clutch of smart boutiques then it’s back to unload and unwind in the sanctuary of your chic hotel…. bliss.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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Events

Yesterday, 17:15

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we’ve rounded up 5 of Essex’s best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The world famous Oktoberfest returns to Chelmsford’s Central Park after an amazing first year for a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lovers of cheddar, mozzarella, raclette, gruyere or any other cheese you can think of will be gathering in Colchester’s Charter Hall on May 12

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The UK’s greatest celebration of France returns to Olympia London on 26-28 January

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Walks

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Elizabeth Lee Reynolds takes a journey through Colchester’s past and explores how landmarks of today are demarcations of some of our country’s most famous moments in history

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Monday, July 17, 2017

This pleasant walk around the village of Langham incorporates the church and part of the Essex Way, before returning back to the village community centre via the local pub

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Enjoy a walk in this quiet and serene corner of Essex around the parishes of Borley and Liston, which both retain parish churches, plus cottages and countryside, to admire. Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Few things beat messing about by the river on a bright, spring day and this delightful walk follows the River Chelmer through the parish of Little Baddow

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