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Colchester Zoo has been named a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner for Attractions, ranking it among the best in the world

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Whether you want to carve a Halloween jack o’lantern or you’re really into pumpkin soup, here’s where to PYO pumpkins in Essex

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As many upcoming events are cancelled due to Covid-19, Poplar Nurseries is planning a socially distanced Santa visit to bring festive cheer to Colchester this Christmas

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Artist James Merriott showcases the beauty of the Essex coastline in his latest collection of watercolours of the county - and you could win one!

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

It may be late summer, but there is still the chance to visit some of our county’s most stunning gardens while they are at their best. Debbie Thomson showcases a selection of the county’s favourites

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Events

Monday, September 28, 2020

Whether you want to carve a Halloween jack o’lantern or you’re really into pumpkin soup, here’s where to PYO pumpkins in Essex

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Monday, September 28, 2020

From a trail of terror to pumpkin carving and a coven of witches, here’s how to celebrate Halloween with the family in Essex

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Get autumn off to the right start with a celebration of seasonal produce in Chelmsford, walking tours in Waltham Abbey and some spooky goings on...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Squad Goals is a brand-new immersive show from Caspa Productions, opening for its world premiere at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Ground

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Essex portrait photographer, Francesca Low, volunteered to take part in the 2020 Vision Project to celebrate the hard work of our healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here she shares an insight into the exhibition and her contribution towards it

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Walks

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Although not far from London, you’ll find this exploration around Stapleford Tawney provides a very rural walk with beautiful distant views across the countryside and towards the capital

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This walk is off the beaten track and is ideal to avoid contact, but still offers some fabulous views of the county’s countryside | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Here in Essex we have 350 miles of coastline and so inevitably our seaside areas are home to a range of walks exploring this wonderfully diverse landscape. Here are 9 great coastal walks for you to try

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Monday, June 15, 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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Wildlife

Monday, July 20, 2020

Andrew Fallan discovers the amazing habitat of harbour seals and why Essex is a very special place to see these most mesmerising of creatures

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Until her untimely death at the end of 2019, Bella D’Arcy Reed was the writer in residemce at the Essex Gardens Trust. Before her passing, she was compiling a feature on the role of the trust in protecting the county’s green spaces and Essex Life is privileged to share her words

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