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14:57

Despite its architectural charms, Saffron Walden has a history of innovation and cutting-edge thinking – a tradition its pro-active and dedicated council are keen to maintain, explains Petra Hornsby

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Yesterday, 00:00

Bloomsbury’s literary past has always made good reading, but can the hotel of the same name add a fresh new chapter?

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Tue, 08:58

Why do we love Colchester? Maybe because of its rich, interesting history or maybe it’s the vibrant and modern culture, the list is almost endless

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Short days and low temperatures are no excuse for staying inside. Holly Louise Eells implores you to embrace winter walks, wild gardens and exciting events as she selects some of the best winter day trips in the county

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Enjoy this short walk around the village of Black Notley, featuring some good paths and hard surfaces that hopefully won’t be affected by the winter weather too much | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Homes & Gardens

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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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

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Style

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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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Struggling to find the right wedding dress or don’t know how to properly shop for your dream prom dress? Appointment-only, one-to-one dress fittings may be perfect for you

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Food & Drink

Friday, February 8, 2019

For her latest review of Essex’s top dining pubs Stephanie Mackentyre drops into Channels Bar & Brasserie near Little Waltham

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Friday, February 8, 2019

As an enduring British institution, it’s incredibly important to get your Sunday lunch right. Here are 12 pubs in Essex that know how to deliver precisely what you require.

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Wednesday, January 23, 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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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Find shelter in colder weather in one of Essex’s wonderful cosy pubs. Warm up fireside with a pint of ale and a home-cooked meal and the dog curled up at your feet. Here are 10 places to do just that…

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People

Wed, 10:11

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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Tue, 10:24

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Sylvia Kent shares this true story of true love from the historic archives of the county

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Friday, February 1, 2019

In part two of Mica Bale’s series on unusual Essex tidbits we hear about Geoff Hurst’s appearance for Essex CCC, how Braintree was home to the UK’s first croccodile and where Billericay gets its name

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

We’ve spoken to 6 of Essex’s most inspirational businesspeople to find out their secrets to success, how they achieve a work-life balance and who they are inspired by

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

James Costantinou, star of TV’s Posh Pawn has his sights set on revolutionising the pawn broking business, and part of his plan is setting up shop in Loughton | Words: Kelly Beswick

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