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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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Monday, July 13, 2015
Henry Winstanley's house in Littlebury

Henry Winstanley is a famous son of Saffron Walden and best known for designing the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares his story

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Laura Renwick

Maldon’s Laura Renwick is Great Britain’s leading female show jumper, coming back into the sport after some time out as an air stewardess. Mica Bale finds out what it is about Essex that keeps her grounded in the county

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown is the general manager of Wivenhoe House in Colchester. Here he picks five of his favourite things about Essex

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Katharine Mansfield

When Katharine Mansfield makes her debut as headteacher of Woodlands School in Great Warley in September, she will bring with her an understanding of the workings of the human mind — as well as inside knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
EXG JUL 15 Home Truths

Planning expert John McLarty looks at how to win planning permission for residential or commercial developments

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Monday, June 8, 2015
EXG JUL 15 ERO

Engineer, innovator and famous son of Chelmsford, Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton left a lasting legacy on the city and his chosen profession. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at his life of achievement

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Monday, June 1, 2015
EXG JUN 15 TONY

Billericay boy Tony Parsons has been a larger-than-life figure in journalism and literature for more than 40 years. Here he talks to Shaun Curran about his recent move into crime thrillers and how his colourful career is constantly influenced by his Essex upbringing

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
EXG JUN 15 FIVE THINGS

Sharon Agates is the creator of Agape Cottage in Brentwood. Agape Cottage is a unique healing retreat that nourishes your body, heals your heart and nurtures your soul through a selected programme of sessions to help empower you to find peace and control within your life’s circumstances.

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Monday, May 18, 2015
EXG JUN 15 Profile

In this new Essex Life feature celebrating the lives of Essex people who have made a valuable contribution to life in the county, Liz Leatherdale profiles her brother, Dr Anthony Goodwin — inventor, innovator and lecturer

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EXG JUN 15 MTH

Alexander Mitchell may have enjoyed a career as the conductor of an orchestra or choir. Instead, as headmaster of Holmwood House in Colchester, he orchestrates an all-round education for pupils at this boarding preparatory school. Words by Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sybilla Hart

Although I love the arrival of spring, I am always grateful that the spring term does not involve any children’s birthday parties in our household. My duties as a children’s party organiser run from August until December.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
EXG MAY 15 MEET THE HEAD

Katherine Jeffrey, principal of Chelmsford’s New Hall School, explains why she would recommend a career in teaching to anyone with a passion for their subject and the will to enable young people to realise their potential

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Monday, April 20, 2015
EXG MAY 15 FIVE THINGS

Jackie Callow is passionate about organic skincare and, after five years of research and experimentation, she has taken this obsession to the next level by setting up Earthzest Organics. She is committed to providing the best organic skincare on the market and she makes everything by hand ensuring that it’s 100% organic and 100% cruelty-free. Jackie is passionate about animal welfare and it’s essential that none of her ingredients contain animal derivatives or have been tested on animals. When Jackie isn’t working, she enjoys keeping fit, spending time with friends and family as well as helping to organise Essex Mind, Body & Soul holistic events.

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Monday, April 13, 2015
EXG MAY 15 Peter Frimin

Harwich-born Peter Firmin, famously the co-creator of Ivor The Engine, the Clangers and Bagpuss, speaks to Pat Parker in what the 86-year-old says will be his last ever interview

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Monday, March 30, 2015
EXG APR 15 Meet The Head

Head of St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford, Dr Pamela Edmonds, has not strayed from her chosen career path, although her journey has offered plenty of scope to travel the world

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Monday, March 23, 2015
EXG APRIL 15 OLLY MURS

Six years on from his rise to stardom via The X Factor, Witham’s Olly Murs has seen his star continue to rise. Holly Eells went to meet the Essex boy everyone loves to love

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Monday, March 16, 2015
EXG APR 15 ANDRE

Andre Agassi is one of the world’s most iconic sporting stars, so when Nick Dines got the chance to meet the eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion in Chigwell, there was no holding him back

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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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Local People

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.

Read more »
Monday, July 13, 2015
Henry Winstanley's house in Littlebury

Henry Winstanley is a famous son of Saffron Walden and best known for designing the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares his story

Read more »
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Laura Renwick

Maldon’s Laura Renwick is Great Britain’s leading female show jumper, coming back into the sport after some time out as an air stewardess. Mica Bale finds out what it is about Essex that keeps her grounded in the county

Read more »
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown is the general manager of Wivenhoe House in Colchester. Here he picks five of his favourite things about Essex

Read more »
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Katharine Mansfield

When Katharine Mansfield makes her debut as headteacher of Woodlands School in Great Warley in September, she will bring with her an understanding of the workings of the human mind — as well as inside knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing!

Read more »
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
EXG JUL 15 Home Truths

Planning expert John McLarty looks at how to win planning permission for residential or commercial developments

Read more »
Monday, June 8, 2015
EXG JUL 15 ERO

Engineer, innovator and famous son of Chelmsford, Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton left a lasting legacy on the city and his chosen profession. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at his life of achievement

Read more »
Monday, June 1, 2015
EXG JUN 15 TONY

Billericay boy Tony Parsons has been a larger-than-life figure in journalism and literature for more than 40 years. Here he talks to Shaun Curran about his recent move into crime thrillers and how his colourful career is constantly influenced by his Essex upbringing

Read more »
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
EXG JUN 15 FIVE THINGS

Sharon Agates is the creator of Agape Cottage in Brentwood. Agape Cottage is a unique healing retreat that nourishes your body, heals your heart and nurtures your soul through a selected programme of sessions to help empower you to find peace and control within your life’s circumstances.

Read more »
Monday, May 18, 2015
EXG JUN 15 Profile

In this new Essex Life feature celebrating the lives of Essex people who have made a valuable contribution to life in the county, Liz Leatherdale profiles her brother, Dr Anthony Goodwin — inventor, innovator and lecturer

Read more »

Celebrity Interviews

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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NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

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Who's the top 50 richest in Essex?

Monday, November 15, 2010
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Philip Beresford, author of the annual Sunday Times Rich List, turns his attentions to our county's richest and reveals those that make up our wealthiest millionaires

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35 Dining Delights in Essex

Friday, August 7, 2009
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Why not enjoy these fresh ideas for dining out in Essex and beyond?

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15 Tempting Tea shops in Essex

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
15 Tempting Tea shops in Essex

Essex Life's Tea shop trail

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The old Victorian lighthouse on stilts sitting on Dovercourt beach

With more Blue Flag beaches than either Suffolk or Norfolk, Essex really is the king county of the east coast. Here is our guide to its best beaches...

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Top 20 celebration locations in Essex

Monday, October 18, 2010
Top 20 celebration locations in Essex

Essex Life brings you this selection of 20 top locations to help<br/><br/>you find the perfect destination for your next special occasion

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Sailing back into Essex

Monday, December 10, 2012
Sailing back into Essex

Home comforts don't come much more homely than Epping for music legend Rod Stewart, who's back with new material and a busy festive schedule

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