Local People

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A prolific artist, specialising in watercolour and capturing some of the county’s most beautiful scenes, Alfred Bennett-Bamford left a lasting legacy for the county. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office tells his story

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Paul Taylor

As headmaster of Framlingham College, former cricketer Paul Taylor is committed to hitting the ‘league table culture’ for six, writes Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith’s triumphant career spans six decades and multiple genres, and with two Academy Awards under her belt, the Ilford-born actress has worked hard for her successful career. Camilla Davies speaks to the national treasure about her own story

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Scott Whitehead

Scott Whitehead is a business coach with Pro-actions as well as the founder and managing director of digital media agency, Zest City. For more than 15 years, Scott has been coaching and training clients across Essex in how to use digital media to improve their efficiency and he enjoys seeing the diversity of our county. He lives with his wife and daughter in Braintree.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sybilla Hart

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

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, October 5, 2015

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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