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Monday, August 15, 2016
EXG SEP 16 PETS PAGE

Janice Walker from Colchester is a staunch supporter of providing rescue dogs with a forever home and talks about Tess, the latest addition to the Walker family

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Monday, August 15, 2016
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Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair LOCOG
Official handover of the athletes Olympic Sailing village complex, Portland, Dorset, Britain - 16 Feb 2012
Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair LOCOG was at Portland, Dorset  for the official handover of the athletes Olympic Sailing village complex.
The whole village is now under tight 24 hours a day security as LOCOG prepare the homes for the sailors later in the year.
Special furniture and fittings are being brought into the homes carrying London 2012 logos etc  for the sailors.
The houses which have been on the market already will be sold after the event.
Some homes have been bought but the owners are not allowed to live in them until the games have finished, but the purchasers will receive a rental fee in the mean time.
The Eco style homes are very well insulated, rainwater capture and will be very cheap to heat for the home owners. There is a central special pellet wood burning furnace that heats many of th

Growing up in a Brentwood council house, Sir Keith Mills had little idea of the projects he would be involved in during his career. Here he tells Holly Eells about his passion for sport, the success of the London Olympics and his hopes for the upcoming America’s Cup.

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Monday, August 1, 2016
Nits attack!

Sybilla Hart reflects on her new life in Essex after leaving London. This time, it’s pest control as Sybilla and her family contend with creepy crawlies

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Robyn Holmes, Prime Appointments

We caught up with Robyn Holmes, the founder of Prime Appointments, who tells us all about her company and the importance of recruitment companies

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup with Geoff Hurst looking on

50 years on from one of the nation’s greatest sporting achievements, Essex Life celebrates the landmark anniversary of England lifting the 1966 World Cup, 
a moment that holds a particular resonance in Essex

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, August 26, 2016
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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Monday, August 22, 2016
EXG SEPT 16 JIMMY OSMOND

From music fame to Celebrity MasterChef, Jimmy Osmond has proved himself a man of many talents, and as he begins a brand new UK tour featuring the music of his great friend Andy Williams, it seems there is still much more to come from the man who first stared on stage at the age of just three. Holly Eells finds out more

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Saskia Clark © Richard Langdon

Andy Greeves profiles some of the athletes who will be flying the flag for both Great Britain and Essex at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The straight talking James Whale

James Whale, radio presenter, long bow shooter and no-holds-barred talk show personality speaks to Essex Life about his exciting career in celebration of BBC Essex’s 30th anniversary

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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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