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Tue, 11:05

With a record number of gardens opening for the Essex National Garden Scheme this year, Susan Copeland, the NGS County Organiser for Essex, picks out some highlights as she reveals how you can visit some of the county’s most lavish gardens

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Tue, 10:37

This rural walk in and around the village of Margaretting follows footpaths and bridleways across a railway line and joins the Essex Trail of St Peters Way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tue, 10:14

Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Wildlife writer and enthusiast Andrew Fallan shares some of his personal insights and experiences from the wild Essex coast that are often unexplored and all too easily underrated

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Friday, April 5, 2019

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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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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Friday, November 2, 2018

With the Christmas celebrations seemingly starting earlier every year, it all feels a little too ‘soon’ sometimes, but what if you want to look your best for Christmas & New year celebrations and are considering having cosmetic non-surgical procedures? The Bella Vou Pantiles Clinic offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments from a purpose-built private clinic in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Food & Drink

Wed, 14:49

When the sun is shining down on beautiful Essex there’s nothing quite like a nice cool pint outside in a beer garden. Here are 14 we’d recommend trying this summer

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Tue, 10:47

Stephanie Mackentyre reviews ACanteen, a family-run restaurant on Chelmsford’s New London Road

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Brentwood Brewing Company and Billericay Brewing Company are set to join forces in an informal, friendly arrangement which will see the two breweries working in co-operation while each retaining their own identity and popular, award-winning beers and brands

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 18 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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Friday, March 22, 2019

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick 15 places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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People

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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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There are some stars of the local food and drink industry who have done more than their bit to put Essex on the foodie map worldwide. Over the years, Essex Life has recognised some of these heroes and heroines with the annual Food & Drink Hero Award at the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards. Stephanie Mackentyre went for a catch up with three of the recent winners

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

If you’re a pet owner and have treated yourself to a portrait of your furry friend, you may have been disappointed by the artist’s inability to capture the character of your beloved pet. Janice Walker caught up with Maddie Lewis, the artist behind Maddie’s Paw Prints, to find out what makes her work different

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