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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There are some stars of the local food and drink industry who have done more than their bit to put Essex on the foodie map worldwide. Over the years, Essex Life has recognised some of these heroes and heroines with the annual Food & Drink Hero Award at the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards. Stephanie Mackentyre went for a catch up with three of the recent winners

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

If you’re a pet owner and have treated yourself to a portrait of your furry friend, you may have been disappointed by the artist’s inability to capture the character of your beloved pet. Janice Walker caught up with Maddie Lewis, the artist behind Maddie’s Paw Prints, to find out what makes her work different

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Even though much has changed around Essex we can still be transported back to simpler times through footage documenting our ancestors’ lives. Here are 15 clips that show our county’s historic past

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Sylvia Kent shares this true story of true love from the historic archives of the county

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Friday, February 1, 2019

In part two of Mica Bale’s series on unusual Essex tidbits we hear about Geoff Hurst’s appearance for Essex CCC, how Braintree was home to the UK’s first croccodile and where Billericay gets its name

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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

James Costantinou, star of TV’s Posh Pawn has his sights set on revolutionising the pawn broking business, and part of his plan is setting up shop in Loughton | Words: Kelly Beswick

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jamie Oliver invites Essex Life on a virtual drive around the county as he shares with Chloe Govan his nostalgic family history plus his favourite spots to wine and dine in the county

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The life of Ronnie O’Sullivan has been anything but predictable, but the most gifted snooker player of all time seems to be showing signs of settling down. Denise Marshall went to meet him

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ballroom star and world class judge Gary Edwards has enjoyed an incredible career in dance, claiming 30 dance titles across the globe, followed by a stint as advisor to the Royal family of Brunei. Now a presenter on hit American show Dancing with the Stars, Denise Marshall caught up with the Romford-born star for the inside word on Strictly 2018!

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