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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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In our latest round-up of quirky Essex facts Mica Bale looks at Cressing Temple's links to the Knights Templar, the history of Hedingham Castle and the Essex origins of George W Bush's family

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Inspired by the big, open skies of Mersea, Essex photographer Nancy Shephard is one of the oldest people ever to have been awarded a prestigious Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society | Words: Nicky Adams

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The Battle of Britain is a pivotal moment in our nation's history, but recent research has shown that it may have been an Essex man who was the youngest to give his life for the cause

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On May 26 teams from all over the country descended on Great Dunmow to take part in the second Great Dunmow Soapbox Race

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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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