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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

As 2020 approaches and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage is remembered, the role of Harwich's Christopher Jones is easy to underestimate. Tony Francis delves deeper into this story of unrivalled seamanship and leadership | Illustrations courtesy of Dylan Clinton

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Finance expert and author of the Sunday Times Rich List, Rob Watts, picks out the high performers of our county to showcase the wealthiest individuals who are worthy of a place in the Essex Life Richest 50

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Happy Birthday to The Essex Lottery! Launched by Essex County Council in November 2017 to support good causes across Essex, this month celebrates its two-year anniversary

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Monday, October 28, 2019

There is much to be proud of in Colchester's extensive history, but one man has been hard at work to ensure we don't forget some of the darker times too. Petra Hornsby explains more

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

David Whiteley, presenter and director of BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, ponders whether the HMS Beagle is not the only vessel with a fascinating history that has been consumed by Essex's river mud over the years

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The UK's biggest best-selling female crime writer, Martina Cole talks to Holly Louise Eells about her long-awaited latest crime novel, the achievements of this Essex girl and the importance of reading

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Presenter and model Hayley Sparkes is best known for her beauty segments on ITV's This Morning. Now newly settled in Essex, she tells Denise Marshall her emotional life story and her fight to overcome a life-threatening illness

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin is a true convert to Essex living after spending the last decade here with her young family. Once under constant scrutiny from the tabloids, Lucy reveals to Denise Marshall why leaving London to raise her daughters has proved the best decision

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Essex actor Daniel Mays has never been busier. Denise Marshall caught up with the newlywed father of two on a rare lunch break to find how he is adjusting to his soaring profile alongside family commitments | Photos: Dave Wills

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Before presenting at The Pride of Essex Sports Awards this year for the first time, former West Ham, Chelsea and England footballer Joe Cole talks about retirement, reflection and the rewards of recognition | Words: Nick Dines

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