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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

While times might be tough for retail in our town centres, Brentwood is bucking the trend with plenty on offer for both shoppers and visitors, as Holly Eells discovers | Photos: Richard Barker

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A stroll from the village of Little Tey to Broad Green allows walkers to explore some of the county's stunning countryside using mostly public rights of way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In their heyday, our coastal resorts attracted thousands of holidaymakers every summer and now a celebration of this rich heritage, through the Resorting to the Coast project, aims to boost tourism today. Juliana Vandegrift explains more

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A unique destination along the county's coast, Harwich's maritime history takes on international prominence over the next 18 months. Petra Hornsby discovers why Harwich is one of the county's best-kept secrets

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What's not to like about the month of May? The long months of summer stretch out before us in expectation, plus there are two Bank Holidays to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Essex Life helps you make the most of this special time with some great ideas for top family days out in the county

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Essex Life explores inside three of the most prestigious properties within the county, with kind permission of their owners, and discovers exactly what gives these stunning homes the Wow Factor!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

We spoke to Brewers Decorator Centre about what to consider when designing your dream kitchen

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Friday, October 5, 2018

With one of the warmest and driest summers on record, this year has been a difficult one for gardeners. Susie Bulman from The Beth Chatto Gardens at Elmstead Market shares some top tips for plant survival, even in these conditions

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Whatever style of carpet, rug or runner you need, we've got tips for choosing a style, brands to try and how to care for your new carpet

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Essex Life showcases a chic collection of top places to stay which, while close enough to home, still offer an idyllic escape. Here are 12 great staycations in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Hertfordshire

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Style

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

When planning your big day in Essex you're absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. Here are 10 places from around the county you should consider

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Bella Vou run us through CO2RE Intima, a non-surgical treatment helping with women's intimate health

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A boom in micro breweries has seen a huge increase in the variety of beers available and some of the best are crafting their brews right here in Essex. Stephanie Mackentyre picks out three to try

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A collaboration beer by Billericay and Brentwood Breweries celebrating their new friendly, co-operative working relationship has been launched at Billericay's Spring Beer Festival with help from local author Sylvia Kent

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre heads to Constable Country for a delightful meal at the Dedham Boathouse

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Head to The Pig & Whistle in Chelmsford for an afternoon tea treat

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When you're too late for breakfast but too early for lunch you're left with one option: brunch. Here are 10 great places to try in Essex

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People

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Before presenting at The Pride of Essex Sports Awards this year for the first time, former West Ham, Chelsea and England footballer Joe Cole talks about retirement, reflection and the rewards of recognition | Words: Nick Dines

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Friday, May 3, 2019

With the help of finance expert and writer Philip Beresford, Essex Life reveals the 2018 Essex Life Richest 50

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at the history of Bateman's Tower, how Essex featured in War of the Worlds and the origins of Maldon Salt

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Halstead is one of the county's most picturesque towns and lies within charming rural countryside, which makes it a prime location for a thriving Young Farmers Club. Petra Hornsby finds out more

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Getting in shape after the excesses of Christmas doesn't have to mean an endless diet or an expensive gym membership. Mica Bale picks out 10 ways to help you get more active and well on the road to fitness - all while having fun and without spending a penny

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