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Mersea Island is under threat from the very waters that make it one of the county’s most treasured locations for residents and visitors. Petra Hornsby finds out more about plans being put in place to save it

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Whatever you fancy doing this summer, there will be a location in Essex providing just what you’re after. Here are 9 places for a cracking summer day out

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Summer has officially arrived here in Essex, so it’s time to grab your picnic blankets and sunglasses and begin ticking off your bucket list…

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New research by TotallyMoney suggests Essex is one of the best counties for London commuter hotspots. Based on average house price, length of commute by train and the cost of an annual train ticket these are the best commuter towns in Essex

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Spend Halloween hunting down ghouls and ghosts in the county’s most haunted places and spaces. We pick 10 absolutely terrifying locations to visit this October.

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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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As the trend for investing in personal experiences over consumer goods continues to grow, general manager of Wivenhoe House hotel Oliver Brown is reporting continued success for the four-star luxury hotel just outside Colchester

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From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Here are 19 that have used our county’s incredible locations on the big screen

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Byrhtnoth, one of Maldon’s most famous sons, is still remembered for his part in the Battle of Maldon, protecting the port against Viking invaders, but Petra Hornsby meets a new breed of locals taking on an altogether different battle

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Can you distinguish your Colchesters from your Canterburys and your Margates from your Merseas? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Essex and Kent!

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Within London’s ever-changing zeitgeist, different neighbourhoods take turns to define the city’s cultural landscape. And there is no doubt that, right now, there is no more richly rewarding area in which to immerse oneself than the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury

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With spring and warmer weather on the horizon, the May bank holidays and upcoming half term are the ideal opportunities to make the most of local attractions, all of which are served by Greater Anglia trains

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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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Of all Britain’s coastal counties, Essex can surely claim to be one of the best. With more than 350 miles of shoreline to choose from, the Essex coast is very much what you make of it, so even on those days when you’re planning a little run out to the seaside and want more than just the beach, Essex has the answer

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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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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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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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Across Essex our towns and villages’ streets are brimming with attractive, historical intrigue. In no particular order, these are 9 amazing ones you need to explore

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Holly Eells brings together 30 weird and wonderful ideas on how to make the most of the Easter break

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From scenic countryside to fresh sea air, Essex has so many lovely places you have to visit. Here are 10 of our favourite places to visit from every corner of the county.

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