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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Essex Life showcases some of the county's most inspirational businesswomen and men. Read on to discover their fascinating tales of success and what's on the horizon for 2020

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Radio Luxembourg made a household name of Essex DJ Mark Wesley in the 1970s, spinning the discs alongside Paul Burnett, Kid Jensen, Peter Powell and Steve Wright. Today Mark is settled in Saffron Walden and has turned his hand to writing thriller novels

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This handsome chap is Boycie. He arrived at Danaher Animal Home through no fault of his own, due to his owner being homeless

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Is it time for a change? Joe Emery discovers how volunteering for a local charity could change your life, and make a huge difference to others too

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In the final edition of 2019 for our series looking at unusual Essex facts, Mica Bale discovers the local legend of the Henham Dragon, the origins of Slamseys Gin, why the Canvey Wick reserve is so important and more

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Many of the soldiers have already been sold to raise money for charity with the final ones being auctioned in a draw held at the Mersea Island Community Centre

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Petra Hornsby visits the charming town of Saffron Walden and discovers how one man's impact on the town can still be seen through its architecture, arts and open spaces more than 200 years later

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In her latest edition examining unusual facts about Essex Mica Bale looks at the Pilgrim Fathers' visit to Billericay, the UK's only chariot racing track, the Battle of Assandun and more

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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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Updated Who's the top 50 richest in Essex?

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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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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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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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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In her latest edition examining unusual facts about Essex Mica Bale looks at the history of Stow Maries Aerodrome, how Winston Churchill enjoyed holidays at Frinton, Rayleigh's Royal hunts and more

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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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In the latest of our monthly series, Mica Bale looks at how Essex is home to one of the longest golf holes in the world, the Maldon Grain Riots and our county's links to the creator of Aston Martin

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Contemporary artist Brian Parker has a traditional outlook which aims to create beautiful images of linear precision with an abundance of colour and proportion. Harri Murrison spoke to him ahead of a landmark London exhibition

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In the upcoming months Essex Police will be bringing a number of new puppies into their Dog Section and they need locals to help prepare the animals for life as a serving police dog

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Bill Loram gets out on the water around the coast of Essex to get a hands on experience of our maritime history through the Colne Smack & Barge Race and the West Mersea Dredging Match

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Is Mersea Island the centre of the universe? It may not be, but recently it was very much the centre of my universe, well briefly. Let me explain

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