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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, July 11, 2019

This perfect walk for a summer's day takes you from Ramsey village to the River Stour at Copperas Bay via the Essex Way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with a trip to a village that holds very special memories for him

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at Cressing Temple's links to the Knights Templar, the history of Hedingham Castle and the Essex origins of George W Bush's family

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Essex Life previews the 104th Tendring Show which is taking place this month

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have launched a competition to find a worthy person or family in Essex in need of £10,000 worth of new windows and doors. Entries are now open to nominate yourself or a family member for this fantastic prize

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Cage was a medieval prison most renowned for the incarceration of England's most notorious witch, Ursula Kemp, and is now on sale for £240,000

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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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Style

Thursday, July 4, 2019

With crisp, clear mornings or perhaps even a touch of snow, there's nothing quite like a winter wedding. If you are planning to get married in the colder months then you should consider some of these fantastic venues in Essex

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Monday, June 3, 2019

When looking for a unique wedding venue in Essex, there's nowhere quite like Hedingham Castle, a location backed by over 900 years of history and culture

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Whether it's for a wedding, business meeting or any other formal occasion, getting your perfect suit is no easy task. We've spoken to Slater Menswear in Chelmsford to find out how they can help

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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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Food & Drink

55 minutes ago

CyclesUK are a leading independent bike retail chain based in Essex and they have held a public vote to find the cafes that local cyclists love. The results are in and these are 10 of the best cycling cafes in Essex

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you've picked yourself. Strawberries with cream whilst watching Wimbledon or some blackberries and raspberries in a nice crumble - here are 10 farms where you can PYO

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Nothing beats a good pint of ale. Whether you've got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible, we've picked 12 Essex pubs that you've got to visit

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her culinary tour of Essex as she eats out at The Felix Seafood Grill in Billericay

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Friday, June 7, 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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People

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at Cressing Temple's links to the Knights Templar, the history of Hedingham Castle and the Essex origins of George W Bush's family

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin is a true convert to Essex living after spending the last decade here with her young family. Once under constant scrutiny from the tabloids, Lucy reveals to Denise Marshall why leaving London to raise her daughters has proved the best decision

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Inspired by the big, open skies of Mersea, Essex photographer Nancy Shephard is one of the oldest people ever to have been awarded a prestigious Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society | Words: Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Essex actor Daniel Mays has never been busier. Denise Marshall caught up with the newlywed father of two on a rare lunch break to find how he is adjusting to his soaring profile alongside family commitments | Photos: Dave Wills

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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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