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Whether you want to carve a Halloween jack o’lantern or you’re really into pumpkin soup, here’s where to PYO pumpkins in Essex

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As many upcoming events are cancelled due to Covid-19, Poplar Nurseries is planning a socially distanced Santa visit to bring festive cheer to Colchester this Christmas

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Although not far from London, you’ll find this exploration around Stapleford Tawney provides a very rural walk with beautiful distant views across the countryside and towards the capital

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Artist James Merriott showcases the beauty of the Essex coastline in his latest collection of watercolours of the county - and you could win one!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Essex portrait photographer, Francesca Low, volunteered to take part in the 2020 Vision Project to celebrate the hard work of our healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here she shares an insight into the exhibition and her contribution towards it

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, August 24, 2020

The environment in which we live become a real focus for us all during lockdown, and the experience is likely to have a significant impact on the preferences of house buyers for some time to come. So what does that mean for your home?

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Working with the soil conditions found over much of Essex can yield some rewarding results. Tim Carter, a horticulturalist at Noak Hill near Romford, has used his experience to widen the range of plants available for the county’s gardens | Words: Debbie Thomson

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Priorities for home buyers and sellers will change in light of the experience of Covid-19 and the extended lockdown, with moving intentions, budget, size of property and location all impacted, a new survey from property group Savills suggests

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Friday, May 22, 2020

It started with a hammock. Made around a kitchen table, their first-ever product was stitched with careful hands, a trusty sewing machine and a large dose of optimism.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Essex Life goes inside three of the county’s most prestigious homes to discover what gives them the wow factor to make them some of the most desirable dwellings in Essex

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Style

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Marisa Arna’s jewellery studio in Thorpe-le-Soken, near Frinton-on-Sea, in Essex, has become the place to visit for unique pieces of contemporary jewellery

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Food & Drink

Monday, September 21, 2020

The hamper includes the original London Dry Gin, the loved Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin and the brand’s latest launch, Slingsby Marmalade Gin.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Filming for the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has moved from Berkshire to Essex

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Win a beautifully presented willow and faux leather strap hamper containing a bottle of both Rare Bird London Dry Gin, Rare Bird Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, along with 2 x branded glasses and a beautiful Rare Bird Gin & Tonic candle.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

It wouldn’t be a British summer without a scone or two, so we’ve teamed up with Rodda’s to offer a luxury cream tea hamper

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Advances in agricultural technology have meant that the harvest scene across the county is much different today than decades ago. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at times gone past

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People

Friday, September 18, 2020

Styling some of the biggest stars in showbiz, Basildon boy Joey Bevan has proved dreams really do come true. Here he talks lockdown, losing weight and work-life balance

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

We catch up with three inspiring young individuals who are running their own companies here in West Essex

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

As an active campaigner on food and social issues, Jack Monroe was a leading light of lockdown. Holly Louise Eells caught up with the bootstrap cook about her brand-new book, mental health and why Essex will always be her home

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Even though much has changed around Essex we can still be transported back to simpler times through footage documenting our ancestors’ lives. Here are 15 clips that show our county’s historic past

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Friday, July 24, 2020

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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