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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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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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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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Historian, author and broadcaster Dan Snow has captivated television audiences with programmes encompassing everything from the Vikings to 20th century battlefields. Kate Everett caught up with him ahead of his tour of live shows in Essex

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Alongside the Essex Record Office, Tim Fransen has put together an interactive version of a map first created in 1777 which you can use to see how our county has changed in nearly three centuries

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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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