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The benefits of social wellbeing and community spirit are manifested best through volunteering, and Braintree is a hotbed of helpers, discovers Petra Hornsby

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Monday, May 14, 2018

1066 is a year we can all recall from our history lessons at school. 950 years since this momentous period in our nation’s past, Adam Jones profiles how the Normans changed the landscape of our county forever

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Here in Essex our delicious tearooms, cafes and hotels offer some of the best afternoon teas around. A selection of these incredible establishments show off their best offers or deals

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

To celebrate the launch of the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards 2018, Essex Life took a selection of the best Essex produce to our 2017 Chef of the Year, Paul Wendholt, for him to add his expertise and create a fabulous menu with a real taste of Essex

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares some delights from our culinary past with a look inside the recipe books of yesteryear

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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, May 17, 2018

She may not be one for looking too far into the future, but following the stunning success of her young music career, Pixie Lott is now searching for her marital home – and an Essex village is her firm favourite

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The life of Ronnie O’Sullivan has been anything but predictable, but the most gifted snooker player of all time seems to be showing signs of settling down. Denise Marshall went to meet him

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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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