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Tue, 11:30
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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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
EXG MAR 15 GEORGE UNWIN

It’s not just arable crops that are growing at Baythorne Hall these days. The next generation of an established Essex farming family are growing some exciting new attractions for visitors to their farm, reports Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
EXG MAR 15 FIVE THINGS

Charlotte Nial is the owner and director of Cranwell House Skin Clinic & Medispa in Ingatestone. Here she shares with Essex Life five of her favourite things about the county

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Friday, February 13, 2015
John Ray

Recognised internationally for his inspirational work, John Ray is known as the father of English natural history. With the help of the Essex Record Office archives, Essex Life shares an insight into his remarkable life and career

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
EXG MAR 15 David Gandy

Billericay boy David Gandy has danced with Jennifer Lopez, stolen food from the plate of supermodel Natalia Vodianova, garnered millions of adoring fans around the globe and will be swapping Valentine’s Day cards with sexy Saturdays singer Mollie King. But it wasn’t always thus for the 34-year-old, explains Tim Aldred

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
EXG FEB 15 ART PAGE

The Beecroft Gallery in Westcliff on Sea will be hosting an exhibition befitting the memory of Essex artist

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
EXG FEB 15 FIVE THINGS

Simon Talbot has recently returned from skippering the Team GREAT Britain yacht in The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Here, he shares with Essex Life five of his favourite things he enjoys most about Essex

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Shami Chakrabarti CBE

Equality campaigner and writer, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, has recently taken on the role of chancellor at the University of Essex, as the university celebrates its 50th year. Holly Eells speaks to Shami about her reasons for coming to Essex

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly grew up in Hornchurch and went to school in Upminster. She is the author of the psychological thrillers The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose and The Burning Air. She has also written a novelisation of the first series of ITV hit television show, Broadchurch.

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Local People

Tue, 11:30
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 »
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

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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

Read more »
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

Read more »
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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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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Friday, June 20, 2014
Alan officially opening The Titchmarsh Centre for Animal Studies at Writtle College in 2011

His list of horticultural accolades is almost never-ending and Alan Titchmarsh holds a special place in the nation’s heart. But there is a corner of Essex that holds a special place in Alan’s heart, and that is Writtle College

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
EXG JUN 14 ART REVIEW

Holly Eells talks to Jenny Eclair about her return to the hit show, Grumpy Old Women, which ends its tour at Southend Palace Theatre this month

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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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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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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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EXG JUN 15 BEACHES

Rum coves, salty old sea dogs and enough blue to make a sailor’s trousers. Adam Jones goes on a journey along the county’s 350 miles of coastal delights

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EXG JUNE 15 OPEN-AIR EVENTS

Holly Eells pick out some highlights from the open-air music and theatre events that you can enjoy in Essex this summer

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