Out & About

Tue, 11:54

75 years since the rebuilding began after World War II, there is a new rebuilding project on the horizon. Stephen Roberts explains the important role Essex played then, and will surely play again

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Tue, 11:29

Prior to lockdown did we take Essex’s prettiest spots for granted? David Whiteley is the presenter and a director of BBC1 current affairs programme, Inside Out. David was born in South Essex and cut his teeth in radio in Southend and Chelmsford

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Here are 9 farms in Essex where you can PYO

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The county of Essex has always been a location of strategic importance in English history, and this significance is highlighted today by the number of castles that still adorn the landscape. Stephen Roberts tells their stories

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It is 50 years since the Dedham Vale was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While celebrations may have been curtailed, could lockdown mean a brighter future for this landscape? | Words: Deborah Sage

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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

Thu, 11:38

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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Tue, 12:06

We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history, there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs in Essex

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Here are 9 farms in Essex where you can PYO

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A major campaign calling on the Essex public to cook more locally-caught fish and seafood, by buying it from local independent fishmongers and fishermen selling direct to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, has been launched

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Stephanie Mackentyre visits Thai Up at the Quay, a lovely spot for relaxed Thai dining in one of Harwich’s many historic buildings

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People

Mon, 11:07

Ken Delve, an aviation researcher, author, and a trustee of the RAF Heraldry Trust, showcases some of the key Essex airfields that have served the RAF so well over the last 100 years

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Mon, 10:10

The Battle of Britain is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, but recent research has shown that it may have been an Essex man who was the youngest to give his life for the cause

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Last month marked the centenary of British radio broadcasting and nowhere will this celebration be most affectionately remembered than here in Essex | Words: Tim Wander

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 1 to 7 marked Volunteers’ Week and there has never been a more appropriate time to celebrate and thank those that contribute so much in our county. Alison Dewar talks to six volunteers and hears how ‘giving back’ has also benefited them

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

David Whiteley, presenter and director of BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, ponders whether the HMS Beagle is not the only vessel with a fascinating history that has been consumed by Essex’s river mud over the years

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