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Are you stuck for things to do this winter? Essex is home to some truly magical places perfect for a family day out or a special event to get you feeling festive. Here are 9 locations you have to visit this season

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Yesterday, 12:43

Are you stuck for things to do this winter? Essex is home to some truly magical places perfect for a family day out or a special event to get you feeling festive. Here are 9 locations you have to visit this season

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Thu, 12:39

When winter comes and a frost settles all over our county's prettiest locations, you're presented with so many fantastic photographic opportunities. Here are 19 times Essex was prettier than a Christmas card

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Tue, 13:56

Wrap up warm, put on your wellies and chase away the winter blues by exploring some of Essex Wildlife Trust's top walking destinations this winter

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanks to Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Monasteries, our country is blessed with many truly romantic ruins, and Essex is home to some truly stunning monastic remains. Stephen Roberts picks his top 10 of particular significance

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This year has seen an abundance of many fabulous forms growing at Essex Wildlife Trust's nature reserves. Here are some of the top sites to visit this autumn

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

To find out more about how Pro Duct Clean Ltd have become a leader in the duct cleaning industry we spoke to the company's founder Nigel Smith

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Just got a new job in London and now in the market for somewhere to live? Instead of moving into the city itself, a great option is one of these new Essex developments combining affordability and convenient commuting

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Monday, August 12, 2019

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing food; whether it's a quick meal for two at the end of a long day, or a special dinner for friends. Inject some love into your home cooking by investing in a durable and sleek worktop.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Our property, homes and gardens newsletter will provide inspiration and advice for your home and garden, plus all the latest property news in your area

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Style

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Both locations are part of the Milsom Hotels group and are two of your best options when looking for a dream wedding venue in the gorgeous Essex countryside

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Part of the Country House Weddings collection, Gosfield Hall is a beautiful Georgian mansion nestled into the glorious Essex countryside

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Part of the Country House Weddings collection, Leez Priory is a breath-taking Tudor manor house resting in 40 acres of mature woodland, rolling parkland, manicured lawns and lakes

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This Summer 2019 saw the launch of a brand new venue at Jimmy's Farm

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Set in three acres of beautifully manicured gardens, in the heart of the Essex countryside, this is a truly enchanting wedding venue

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Food & Drink

Thu, 12:33

As part of his feature on why he loves Christmas in Essex, the kitchen icon has given us a deliciously easy pork, sage, onion and chestnut stuffing recipe

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Deersbrook Farm butchery and farm shop is award-winning, renowned for provence, sustainability and knowledge. Their beef was recently shortlisted in the Great British Food awards for its flavour and succulence

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The festive season at Pig & Whistle Restaurant is a treat of warm lights, ribbons and festive cheer

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Including an English spirits advent calendar, cocktail fizz cans, a rum liqueur box and more, Tiptree have a fantastic range of gifts for you to consider this Christmas period

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People

Thu, 12:24

Jamie Oliver invites Essex Life on a virtual drive around the county as he shares with Chloe Govan his nostalgic family history plus his favourite spots to wine and dine in the county

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Tue, 14:15

Petra Hornsby visits the charming town of Saffron Walden and discovers how one man's impact on the town can still be seen through its architecture, arts and open spaces more than 200 years later

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In her latest edition examining unusual facts about Essex Mica Bale looks at the Pilgrim Fathers' visit to Billericay, the UK's only chariot racing track, the Battle of Assandun and more

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

As 2020 approaches and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage is remembered, the role of Harwich's Christopher Jones is easy to underestimate. Tony Francis delves deeper into this story of unrivalled seamanship and leadership | Illustrations courtesy of Dylan Clinton

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Finance expert and author of the Sunday Times Rich List, Rob Watts, picks out the high performers of our county to showcase the wealthiest individuals who are worthy of a place in the Essex Life Richest 50

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