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James Merriott talks us through his watercolour tour of Essex with a visit to Dedham and the chance to follow in the footsteps of John Constable

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Emily McParland of the Essex Wildlife Trust explains how you can play a part the trust’s vision for a wilder Essex

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Southend on Sea is one of our county’s most famous destinations, known far and wide for its golden sandy beaches and glitzy amusements, but there is more to Southend’s story than the seaside | Words: Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Chelmsford may not be known as one of the county’s most historic or architecturally interesting cities, but behind the modern façade there’s much to learn about this city’s past | Words By: Nicky Adams

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Homes & Gardens

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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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There are tons of apps to choose from, and it seems like we use different ones depending on the situation. Here are some of the best video calling apps.

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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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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Pets can give you companionship inside and outside your home.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

It’s not all about crossing your legs and humming, you can meditate anywhere and at anytime – even when putting the kettle on.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We may be stuck indoors and the clubs and gyms may be shut for now, but we can all still stay active and healthy.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The current climate means that all of us may be looking for a whole new perspective on life.

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Food & Drink

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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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vineyards from across East Anglia came together in May to host a #EastAnglianWineNight and thank wine drinkers for drinking local wines during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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People

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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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Nikki Logan discovers how a Chelmsford charity is helping people countrywide to ‘live well’ with dementia

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Revd John N Merrill has a love for Essex and a love for walking, and 2018 marked a special celebration of an achievement that embraced both of these passions

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Ken Delve, an aviation researcher, author, and a trustee of the RAF Heraldry Trust, showcases some of the key Essex airfields that have served the RAF so well over the last 100 years

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