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15:51

With Essex Book Festival limbering up for its 20th birthday, book-lovers are in for a treat this March in Essex

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Friday, February 15, 2019

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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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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Holidays

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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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Events

Mon, 13:12

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we’ve rounded up 5 of Essex’s best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Over the October half term Essex will be filled with spooky events that’ll be sure to put you in the ideal mood for Halloween. Here are 15 great places for kids and adults alike

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wherever you are across Essex you’re never too far away from a stunning firework display or an enormous bonfire to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. We’ve rounded up 15 of our favourites for you to try this November

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Here’s our guide to the festive markets in Essex that’ll get you in the mood for Christmas. These 20 Christmas markets are perfect for finding fun stocking fillers, unique presents and foodie treats

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Laura Davey highlights some of the top Essex attractions as the county’s unique history is put on show as part of the Heritage Open Days festival this month

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Walks

Tue, 12:17

As well as being historically important, Essex’s National Trust locations are some of the prettiest sites you can visit anywhere in the county. Here are 10 top walks that take in the best of these protected spots

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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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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Take a stroll from the village of Little Totham to the nearby village of Tolleshunt Major, starting and finishing with the chance for a welcome, warming drink in a countryside pub | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Take the chance to enjoy this winter walk, discovering exquisite countryside and historic churches in the south of the county | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Take a stroll around the attractive village of Colne Engaine following part of the River Colne from where the village gets its name | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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