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Revd John N Merrill has a love for Essex and a love for walking, and 2018 marked a special celebration of an achievement that embraced both of these passions

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Ken Delve, an aviation researcher, author, and a trustee of the RAF Heraldry Trust, showcases some of the key Essex airfields that have served the RAF so well over the last 100 years

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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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Last month marked the centenary of British radio broadcasting and nowhere will this celebration be most affectionately remembered than here in Essex | Words: Tim Wander

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June 1 to 7 marked Volunteers’ Week and there has never been a more appropriate time to celebrate and thank those that contribute so much in our county. Alison Dewar talks to six volunteers and hears how ‘giving back’ has also benefited them

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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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As lockdown restrictions are eased and more places are gradually reopening, we take a look at the businesses who are ready for business

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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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Need something to keep the kids occupied or just fancy a little project to exercise your arty side? We’ve put together this list of Essex-themed craft activities for you to try

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Chelmsford City Racecourse’s 2019 initiative, Year of the Hero, returns for a second year in 2020, this time with the support of Essex Life

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Tom Clarke has been a member of Thorndon Park Golf Club since 1981, was men’s captain in 2008 and loves the place. Here he tells the story of the club’s first 100 years

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As The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell prepares to leave his role as Bishop of Chelmsford to become the new Archbishop of York in July, he takes time out to talk to Nicky Adams, reflecting on his life and work in Essex and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead

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It is over 70 years since an influx of American troops arrived in Essex to join the war against Nazi Germany. Sylvia Kent looks at how they changed the county forever

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Essex airfields played a vital role in the Allies’ ultimate victory during World War II, but here Stephen L Wright reveals the rarely told tale of Operation Varsity and the Glider Pilot Regiment

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the day that formally recognised Nazi Germany’s surrender - so we gathered some beautiful old videos that capture the celebratory atmosphere of that first VE Day in 1945

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Author Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his expertise on the unique qualities of the Essex dialect and explains from where some of our peculiarities originate

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Our county’s unique collection of fascinating people and stunning locations make the ideal subject for podcasters and authors alike. Here are 10 podcasts and audiobooks looking at life in Essex

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There are tons of apps to choose from, and it seems like we use different ones depending on the situation. Here are some of the best video calling apps.

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It’s no secret that Essex’s pubs, cafes, shops and businesses are having a tough time right now. We want to help in any way we can so we put this list together showing how they’re adapting to today’s challenges

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For however long this current situation lasts we want to assure our readers and followers that we will strive to bring you the best of Essex and our county’s amazing community spirit

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