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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Music has been in the blood of Anna Pancaldi for as long as she can remember and so much of her passion for life has been inspired by her upbringing in Chappel. Sybilla Hart met this talented artist poised to be the next chart-topping sensation from our county

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Anne Gray

Anne Gray, a beauty and skincare expert from Burnham on Crouch, picks out five of her favourite things about life in Essex

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Vicki Michelle at the Tiptree Strawberry Race

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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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Vicki Michelle MBE

You can take the girl out of Essex but you can’t take Essex out of the girl. Holly Eells talks to Vicki Michelle MBE about her stint in the I’m a Celebrity jungle, 40 years in show business and her exciting plans for the future

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Helen Mirren. Courtesy of Phil Stafford/Shutterstock.com

Leigh on Sea’s Dame Helen Mirren has amassed a tidy collection of accolades — an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, and three Golden Globes among them —

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Lee Mead

Holly Eells talks to Essex boy and musical theatre actor Lee Mead about being back on the road with his latest tour and performing in his home town at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend this month

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Monday, September 8, 2014
EXG SEPT 14 ART REVIEW

Holly Eells talks to legendary singer Lisa Stansfield about her return to the music industry, an upcoming European tour, a new album and performing at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend this month

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