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Mon, 13:06

Now that we’re able to travel a little further afield, each week we will be featuring a selection of walks, things to do or places to visit in Essex - all of which will adhere to social distancing guidelines of course!

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Need something to keep the kids occupied or just fancy a little project to exercise your arty side? We’ve put together this list of Essex-themed craft activities for you to try

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

We’ve selected some of our favourite and most popular pieces of content to create this collection of places to visit, things to do and places to eat or drink when lockdown is over and we can all explore Essex how we like

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Crossing the heart of Essex through ancient woodland, rolling farmland, historic villages and beautiful coastline, the 81-mile long Essex Way covers some of our counties most beautiful locations

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Monday, May 4, 2020

From Mersea to Maldon and Colchester to Thaxted, we’ve put together this collection of virtual tours that provide you access to Essex’s prettiest places from the convenience of your screen

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Out & About

Mon, 12:07

Of all Britain’s coastal counties, Essex can surely claim to be one of the best. With more than 350 miles of shoreline to choose from, the Essex coast is very much what you make of it, so even on those days when you’re planning a little run out to the seaside and want more than just the beach, Essex has the answer

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Take the chance to enjoy a summer stroll around the village of Wickham Bishops, following the old railway line which used to run to the west of the village | Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Friday, May 29, 2020

If you like a get-away-from-it-all ramble, this mid Essex walk provides a quiet route from the little village of White Notley to Fairstead and back again | Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Romans knew a good thing when they saw it, and they say Mersea Island as a very good thing. Perhaps that’s why there is so much to celebrate even today on this special island | Words: Petra Hornsby - Photos: Chrissie Westgate and VisitEssex

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

The beautiful Wivenhoe House has been closed for almost two months, with not a guest in sight

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Homes & Gardens

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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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and get some motivation. Here is a roundup of all the fun and relaxing activities you can do in your garden.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Are you looking to improve your home with bespoke hardwood windows complementing your style of property?

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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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Stephanie Mackentyre visits The Leather Bottle, a classic village pub located just off The Green in Blackmore

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Friday, May 15, 2020

We have teamed up with the Oxfordshire distillery to offer one lucky winner a gorgeous hamper of gin

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

If you’re looking to buy something really rather special as a foodie treat, then look no further than your local deli. Essex delis are a real jewel in the cookery crown and having one or two amazing ingredients in your cupboard store can really make the difference to your cooking. Here are a few to try | Words: Stephanie Mackentyre

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Prior to lockdown Stephanie Mackentyre visited Aurum Restaurant at the new Seven Hotel in Southend

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Monday, April 6, 2020

It’s no secret that Essex’s pubs, cafes, shops and businesses are having a tough time right now. We want to help in any way we can so we put this list together showing how they’re adapting to today’s challenges

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People

Friday, May 29, 2020

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, May 28, 2020

Need something to keep the kids occupied or just fancy a little project to exercise your arty side? We’ve put together this list of Essex-themed craft activities for you to try

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Chelmsford City Racecourse’s 2019 initiative, Year of the Hero, returns for a second year in 2020, this time with the support of Essex Life

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tom Clarke has been a member of Thorndon Park Golf Club since 1981, was men’s captain in 2008 and loves the place. Here he tells the story of the club’s first 100 years

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

As The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell prepares to leave his role as Bishop of Chelmsford to become the new Archbishop of York in July, he takes time out to talk to Nicky Adams, reflecting on his life and work in Essex and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead

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