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Out & About

Tue, 10:42

This delightful walk features distant views from the village of Great Easton over towards Duton Hill and Tilty, with its ruined abbey and church | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

On social media we asked Essex Life’s followers and readers to tell us our county’s funniest, rudest, silliest and weirdest place or street names. You came back to us in droves and have allowed us to put together this list of 23 chuckle-worthy locations

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

In the third part of her monthly series, Mica Bale looks at the history of the Clacton Spear, Essex’s worst train accident, where in Essex Queen Mary stayed and much more

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Monday, March 11, 2019

From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Here are 19 that have used our county’s incredible locations on the big screen

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Homes & Gardens

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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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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Style

Thu, 11:25

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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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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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 11:43

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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Yesterday, 11:41

Stephanie Mackentyre reviews the Banana Tree on Chelmsford’s Exchange Way, a popular Pan-Asian location

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Yesterday, 11:36

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

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Thu, 12:08

Our food and drink newsletter is brimming with all of your local foodie highlights.

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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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People

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There are some stars of the local food and drink industry who have done more than their bit to put Essex on the foodie map worldwide. Over the years, Essex Life has recognised some of these heroes and heroines with the annual Food & Drink Hero Award at the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards. Stephanie Mackentyre went for a catch up with three of the recent winners

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

If you’re a pet owner and have treated yourself to a portrait of your furry friend, you may have been disappointed by the artist’s inability to capture the character of your beloved pet. Janice Walker caught up with Maddie Lewis, the artist behind Maddie’s Paw Prints, to find out what makes her work different

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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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