Places

Tue, 17:12

How well do you know East Anglia’s numerous distinctly-named locations? Take the quiz below and let us know how you do!

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Tue, 09:51

Throughout 2019 Mica Bale looked into the bizarre, the interesting and the downright fascinating aspects of our county. We’ve collected each of her monthly articles in one place to bring you this definitive collection of facts about Essex

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Tue, 09:51

James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with thoughts turning to a very special landmark in his life

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Tue, 09:50

Cotswold Cottage Gems is offering one lucky Essex Life reader the chance to win a two-night stay for six people in one of its luxury self-catering cottages with a difference – each one benefits from a personalised concierge service

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Mon, 18:38

We’ve teamed up with Island Cottage Holidays and Isle of Wight Distillery to offer one lucky winner the chance to win £500 of holiday vouchers and a gin set

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Events

Mon, 13:55

Instead of our usual recommendation of our county’s best events each week we’ll be suggesting some Essex-themed things you can do from the comfort of your sofa…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get your much needed Arts fix. You can now enjoy the magic of theatre from the small screen!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Essex Life magazine has five sets of family tickets to give away for the Suffolk Show

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Join Moorcroft for the launch of the ‘Re-imagining Wordsworth’ collection in the picturesque medieval market town of Thaxted, with its famous Guildhall, magnificent Church and restored windmill

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Timed to coincide with the glamour and excitement of Royal Ascot, Chelmsford City Racecourse hosts it’s own top class card of racing, with the highest calibre of horses and jockeys all racing live at the Essex track

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Walks

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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, March 10, 2020

At this time of year footpath routes can be very muddy, so this route around Little and Great Braxted makes the most of lanes and country roads | Words and photos: Laurie Page from the Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Friday, February 28, 2020

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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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This delightful walk around the historic village of Castle Hedingham is a real step back in time as you enjoy one of the county’s most beautiful villages | Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This walk is one of two suggested by Ken McDonald of the Hundred Parishes Society that covers some of the county’s best winter spots. This one takes you around Harlow and the surrounding countryside

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Wildlife

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Animals are always a source of joy so we have gathered some zoos and wildlife parks across the country (and beyond) that are livestreaming animal enclosures

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wrap up warm, put on your wellies and chase away the winter blues by exploring some of Essex Wildlife Trust’s top walking destinations this winter

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This year has seen an abundance of many fabulous forms growing at Essex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves. Here are some of the top sites to visit this autumn

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