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National Trust rangers find themselves out and about in all sorts of weather, and required to do all sorts of tasks. Essex Life spoke to two female rangers happy to show that it’s a job they still love to do

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Revd John N Merrill has a love for Essex and a love for walking, and this year marks a special celebration of an achievement that embraced both of these passions

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In the first of two features celebrating the traditional British seaside holiday, Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares picture postcards of the Essex coast | Words: Hannah Salisbury

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Harwich is the UK’s second busiest passenger ferry port, but it is a special voyage nearly 400 years ago that continues to put it on the map, as Petra Hornsby explains

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Essex is home to real tennis icon Rob Fahey who just wrapped up his 13th world title. Essex Life went to visit the star at Prested Hall and found him busy preparing for a Royal visit this month

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On Ladies Day at Chelmsford City Racecourse we gave racegoers an exclusive chance to be photographed in front of a cover of Essex Life - has your photo been included?

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Essex Life profiles a snapshot of the finest musical and theatrical experiences to enjoy under the open skies of Essex this summer | Words: Holly Eells

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Clacton remains one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts, and with new investment in to the town’s iconic pier and the trend for the staycation, could Clacton’s fortunes be set to rise, Petra Hornsby asks?

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Maps are one of the historians key tools in deciphering our heritage. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office explains the treasures of Samuel Parsons’ maps of Essex

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Our county’s fabulous seafood produce is recognised both nationally and internationally, but there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes | Words: Stephanie Mackentyre

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For the first time in 25 years, Essex County Cricket Club started the Specsavers County Championship season as defending champions. So can they repeat the feat this year? Words: Nick Dines | Photos: Courtesy of The Lord’s Taverners

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Leagues of their own

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Beautiful Game has travelled across the world, but here in Essex, football as strong roots as you will find anywhere. Stephen Roberts looks at the strength of the game in Essex up and down the leagues

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Rising to the challenge to reduce vehicle emissions for the sake of our environment, a Chelmsford-based automotive technology company has developed ‘the world’s greenest truck’ — the first to travel hundreds of miles on clean energy alone | Words: Nicky Adams

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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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James Merriott is continuing his watercolour tour of Essex and this time he has been putting Great and Little Braxted on canvas

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Sue Davis from Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Thorpe le Soken explains how intermittent fasting has positive effects for weight loss as well as longevity

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Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office picks out the stories of three young boys who fell on tough times during Victorian England, but found help at the Essex Industrial School

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Stephanie Mackentyre visits Andi Walker’s restaurant in Chelmsford to see what this recently opened location has to offer

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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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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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