Local People

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

That blessed day has finally arrived — I have passed my driving test!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Anna Pancaldi

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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Celebrity Interviews

Mon, 15:22

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
exg oct 15 tony christie

Tony Christie has been asking the way to Amarillo for close to 45 years, but his world-wide success has been built on so much more than his biggest hit single. Holly Eells asks him about the latest innovations in his music and why he might soon be asking the way to villages around Saffron Walden

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

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/

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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