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Monday, January 14, 2019

As an up and coming commuter town with the promise of huge new investment, Grays is enjoying something of a regeneration, discovers Petra Hornsby

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Monday, January 14, 2019

In 1978, Disco was dominating the charts, mobile phones were non-existent and the Internet was still more than a decade away. It was also the year the very first LEGO minifigures went into production. Fast forward to today and those inaugural characters have evolved nearly as much as the world around them, offering endless roleplay possibilities. So, as one of the planet’s tiniest icons celebrates its big 4…0, Essex Life looks back at the long-lasting legacy of LEGO and asked you, our readers, for some favourite LEGO memories

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In a new monthly series for Essex Life, Mica Bale compiles a list of 10 lesser-known facts about the county that might just raise an eyebrow

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Getting in shape after the excesses of Christmas doesn’t have to mean an endless diet or an expensive gym membership. Mica Bale picks out 10 ways to help you get more active and well on the road to fitness – all while having fun and without spending a penny

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

A woman from Essex has been all but cured before Christmas from a spinal condition she had for nearly 40 years after receiving pioneering treatment from a top London clinic which involves ‘charging herself like a mobile phone’

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Celebrity Interviews

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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Friday, November 16, 2018

Escape to the Chateau star Angel Adoree is currently reaping the benefits of her incredible vision and drive to build an overseas wedding and lifestyle business from scratch with husband Dick Strawbridge. Here she tells Essex Life about series five of the hit Channel 4 show and how a strong Essex work ethic helped her dream so big | Words: Denise Marshall

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Whether you know him for his madcap antics, his reality TV appearances or his unique voice, Essex boy Joe Pasquale has earned his place as one of the nation’s favourite entertainers. Kate Everett caught up with Joe to hear what’s next in his 30-year showbiz career

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