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Harwich will host the 14th Harwich Shanty Festival this month, so to understand the spirit of the festival, and find his sea legs, Owen Lewis went to sea with festival founders Jon and Pam Fitzgerald

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Peldon has been named the Essex Village of the Year for 2019 and here Liz Davidson, from the Village Hall's Management Committee, explains why she believes the village was a worthy winner

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Spend Halloween hunting down ghouls and ghosts in the county's most haunted places and spaces. We pick 10 absolutely terrifying locations to visit this October.

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Ad Feature Autumn days out in Essex: 6 great places to go

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The days may be drawing in and temperatures are going down but there's still loads of things to do across Essex. Here are 6 great places for you to go this autumn

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Essex Country Parks have secured seven Green Flag Awards, joining a record number of parks and green spaces collecting a Green Flag Award this year

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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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The summer holidays means a rush of activity, so you might just be looking for places to escape to for a bit of tranquility. Holly Louise Eells picks 10 peaceful places in the county to provide a bubble of calm

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Essex is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the UK. From the estuary of River Thames to the North Sea coastline, the county's scenery is a diverse patchwork of stunning sea views, ancient architecture and vibrant gardens. We pick 9 of our favourites

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In their heyday, our coastal resorts attracted thousands of holidaymakers every summer and now a celebration of this rich heritage, through the Resorting to the Coast project, aims to boost tourism today. Juliana Vandegrift explains more

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Of all Britain's coastal counties, Essex can surely claim to be one of the best. With more than 350 miles of shoreline to choose from, the Essex coast is very much what you make of it, so even on those days when you're planning a little run out to the seaside and want more than just the beach, Essex has the answer

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Frinton on Sea's idyllic beaches provide the perfect backdrop for many activities and competitive sports, as well as sand castle building and kite-flying, explains Petra Hornsby

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The history and heritage of our county's historic homes is not only contained within their walls but it also stretches out into the land surrounding it. We've found 11 great walks that allow you to experience that history first hand

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This week heralds the start of a long, hot school holiday and every parent of school age children feels a familiar surge of concern

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Mersea Island is under threat from the very waters that make it one of the county's most treasured locations for residents and visitors. Petra Hornsby finds out more about plans being put in place to save it

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

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Essex's woodland is full of ancient secrets and varieties of wildlife you may have never seen before. We've picked 9 walks that give you the best look at these incredible environments

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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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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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A day out in Essex doesn't always require you to go diving deep into your wallet. In fact, many of our county's best known attractions can be visited completely free of charge. Here are 19 top things to do for free in Essex

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