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Wed, 09:00
Yvette Ankrah: CEO of The Kitchen Table

As well as being CEO of The Kitchen Table, Yvette Ankrah is a business and marketing coach and mentor. Here she shares five of her favourite things about Essex

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Mike Edmonds on the set of Time Bandits

Southend’s Mike Edmonds is one of the world’s most secret movie stars. Having featured in the original Star Wars trilogy, Harry Potter and on stage with the RSC, Mike’s life is set to be the subject of a new film, sharing the secrets of his success. Words by Sylvia Kent

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
'Sgt William McWhiney took the wounded man on his back and carried him to sanctuary'

As we approach the 160th anniversary of the end of the Crimean War, Stephen Roberts shares the tales of some Essex heroes involved in this conflict and explains the impact it had on our county

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
David Whiteley

In his new monthly column for Essex Life, BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Neil Watson in his element

EL hears about Neil Watson’s first novel and how he was inspired to write this story

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, January 18, 2016
Heartthrob Jeff Brazier

He’s the Harlow heartthrob who charmed the ‘noughties’ generation of celebrity culture in Britain, but there is a lot more to Jeff Brazier than his cheeky grin and good looks. The presenter of This Morning opens up about family, being the best father he can and a dedication to life coaching born out of painful setbacks in his own life. Karen Anne Overton finds out more

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

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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