6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Essex Life today CLICK HERE

Latest

Following the most anticipated finale in television history, four regions across the nation have been transformed into the World of Westeros to mark the Digital Download release of Game of Thrones: The Final Season

Read Full Story »

In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at the history of Hatfield Forest, how the Essex Pig was developed in the county and the origins of Bocking's iconic windmill

Read Full Story »

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

Read Full Story »

While times might be tough for retail in our town centres, Brentwood is bucking the trend with plenty on offer for both shoppers and visitors, as Holly Eells discovers | Photos: Richard Barker

Read Full Story »

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

Read Full Story »

A unique destination along the county's coast, Harwich's maritime history takes on international prominence over the next 18 months. Petra Hornsby discovers why Harwich is one of the county's best-kept secrets

Read Full Story »

What's not to like about the month of May? The long months of summer stretch out before us in expectation, plus there are two Bank Holidays to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Essex Life helps you make the most of this special time with some great ideas for top family days out in the county

Read Full Story »

With a record number of gardens opening for the Essex National Garden Scheme this year, Susan Copeland, the NGS County Organiser for Essex, picks out some highlights as she reveals how you can visit some of the county's most lavish gardens

Read Full Story »

Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We've picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

Read Full Story »

Wildlife writer and enthusiast Andrew Fallan shares some of his personal insights and experiences from the wild Essex coast that are often unexplored and all too easily underrated

Read Full Story »

All too easily taken for granted, our county's village halls are at the heart of rural life and are a lifeline for local communities. Nick Shuttleworth from the RCCE explains just why they are a resource to be treasured

Read Full Story »

In the fourth edition of her monthly series Mica Bale looks at Southend's WWI zeppelin raid, smuggling in Paglesham, the Colchester Earthquake and much more

Read Full Story »

Work has begun on an extensive schedule of refurbishment and development at Festival Leisure Park in Basildon

Read Full Story »

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

Read Full Story »

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

Read Full Story »

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

Read Full Story »

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

Read Full Story »

As Colchester's Mercury Theatre embarks on a major redevelopment, Petra Hornsby talks to the venue's executive producer about their exciting plans for 2019, 2020 and then well beyond

Read Full Story »

Your wedding should reflect your enduring love for each other. It's a very personal story for each couple and at Wivenhoe House near Colchester, their aim is to make sure your wedding day is as individual as the tale of your romance

Read Full Story »

2019 will mark Visit Essex's third Big Weekend, when hundreds of residents will be able to visit some of the county's finest tourist attractions for FREE

Read Full Story »

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search