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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty shares an insight into his latest book, The East Country, where the professor at the University of Essex integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique and spiritual reflection into a single, compelling narrative

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

From actresses to filmmakers, environmentalists to campaigners and authors to show jumpers, the women of Essex are endlessly inspiring. Here are 12 figures or groups that have helped create our county’s contemporary social and cultural landscape

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible to receive funding via the Calor Rural Community Fund from energy provider Calor

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Eleanor Church is a documentary filmmaker based in Colchester and her mammoth voyage will take her through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in an attempt to learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on coastal communities

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Author Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his expertise on the unique qualities of the Essex dialect and explains from where some of our peculiarities originate

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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh is one of the UK’s favourite gardening presenters and historical enthusiasts. Here he talks to Denise Marshall about revealing the latest Secrets of the National Trust and his pride over the special part of Essex that bears his name

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It’s no secret that Essex is home to some of our favourite celebrities but there are also a number of famous faces who you may be surprised to find out were born in our wonderful county. Here are 8 celebrities you probably didn’t know were born or grew up in Essex

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Essex girl Denise Van Outen has matured to become more passionate about playing golf than late-night parties, but there’s still no place like the home county of Essex, where she grew up and plans to return to soon

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gok Wan is one of the country’s most recognised faces, but he insists his latest one man show will reveal a side of him not yet known to the public. Kate Everett finds out more

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rock star, actress and radio presenter Suzi Quatro has just written her first novel. She talks to Pat Parker about her life, loves and regrets, her home in Essex, and how she keeps her ego in check

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