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Lemon is an 18 month old Saluki, who has been assessed to live with children 10 years and above (at staff's discretion)

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With the help of finance expert and writer Philip Beresford, Essex Life reveals the 2018 Essex Life Richest 50

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In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at the history of Bateman's Tower, how Essex featured in War of the Worlds and the origins of Maldon Salt

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Halstead is one of the county's most picturesque towns and lies within charming rural countryside, which makes it a prime location for a thriving Young Farmers Club. Petra Hornsby finds out more

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ad Feature 6 inspirational men and women in Essex

Thursday, January 31, 2019

We've spoken to 6 of Essex's most inspirational businesspeople to find out their secrets to success, how they achieve a work-life balance and who they are inspired by

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As the largest village in Essex, you might think that it's hard to foster a sense of community in Tiptree, but Petra Hornsby discovers that there is plenty to keep the locals entertained

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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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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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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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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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Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back 100 years to discover seasonal advertisements of yesteryear, promising the perfect Christmas | Words: Hannah Salisbury

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As we mark the centenary of the end of world War I, Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office reveals a unique insight into life at war during this bleak time | Words: Hannah Salisbury

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At the end of summer we asked Essex Life's readers and followers to send in pictures of your pooches loving life on our county's beaches - you got back to us in droves and here are the pups that made the cut in our October issue!

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Six life-sized aluminium silhouettes of British soldiers have been installed in Epping Forest to commemorate the heroes of World War One

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