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On Saturday 9 June come together with your family and friends and challenge yourselves to a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care

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Who’s the top 50 richest in Essex?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With the help of finance expert and writer Philip Beresford, Essex Life reveals the 2017 Essex Life Richest 50

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Many brave soldiers from across the UK and beyond have fallen in battle. Here James Bancroft celebrates the special sacrifice of one special Essex war hero 150 years on

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Taking the Thames plunge

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Open water swimming has seen something of a surge in recent years. Here Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames, explains some of its appeal

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Our county’s best food produce is recognised both nationally and internationally, but there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Stephanie Mackentyre meets three of our local food heroes who have helped put Essex on the world’s culinary map

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Fun for all in Harlow

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Among its many attractions, Harlow is positioned on The River Stort Navigation – an area of stunning countryside and beautiful waterways. Petra Hornsby discovers why this is a place that really does have something for everyone

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In his new book, Full Circle, David Dunford traces the history of horse racing in Chelmsford and uncovers a lost world which began more than 250 years ago.

Here he shares some of that story

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Hannah Woolmer is the leading independent classical violinist of her generation. A multi award-winning artist, she has toured globally, released two major recordings and is the founder of the Essex-based Woolmer Philharmonic Orchestra. Here Hannah talks to Kate Everett about her career and passion for making and sharing music

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Acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty shares an insight into his latest book, The East Country, where the professor at the University of Essex integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique and spiritual reflection into a single, compelling narrative

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From actresses to filmmakers, environmentalists to campaigners and authors to show jumpers, the women of Essex are endlessly inspiring. Here are 12 figures or groups that have helped create our county’s contemporary social and cultural landscape

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Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible to receive funding via the Calor Rural Community Fund from energy provider Calor

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Eleanor Church is a documentary filmmaker based in Colchester and her mammoth voyage will take her through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in an attempt to learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on coastal communities

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Author Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his expertise on the unique qualities of the Essex dialect and explains from where some of our peculiarities originate

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Essex schoolboy Rory Lewis was recently named Young Jounralist of the Year for 2017, so Essex Life couldn’t resist giving him the chance to see his work published in his local county magazine

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As inquisitive, leftfield and quirky thinking goes, few can rival that of TV frontman Richard Osman’s take on the world. But can trendy Billericay really take all the credit? Danny Bowman puts the question to the Pointless star

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Hannah Salisbury of the Essex Record Office looks back at key campaigners from Essex who helped bring about the vote for women 100 years ago this month

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Romford’s Rebecca Amissah founded the Gospel Essence a cappella singing group in 2010, which has since gone on to perform on national TV. Here she shares the story of the group and her aspirations for the future

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Explore Essex: Life in the slow lane

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Revealing the delights of things retro to his rather modern family, Nick Roberts explains why taking a step back in time has a very bright future

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We never tire of admiring gorgeous photographs of Essex. Here’s our round-up of 11 of your best Instagram pics.

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He’s made millions running a company shaping steel, owns Billericay Town Football Club, is both publicly and privately a generous philanthropist and is a committed Christian. In typically unique style, Glenn Tamplin shares his life story (so far) with Robyn Bechelet

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