11 Ways To Keep Children Entertained This Summer In Essex

Audley End Miniature Railway

At a loss what to do with the family this summer? Here, Visit Essex offer up ideas for fun days to enjoy in the county With historic Norman castles, exhilarating activities and relaxing beaches, Essex is the ideal destination for a family daytrip. Visit Essex, the county’s tourism body, gives us the lowdown on the […]

Maldon’s Jo Davison On The Womanpreneur Success Club

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Mum of four and Maldon local Jo Davison reflects on her life in business and why she launched the Womenpreneur Success Club What is your background in business? I set up my first business in 2001 with my husband. It was a health care practice. As the business grew, we added staff; it was a […]

What To See And Do In Chelmsford

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Chelmsford – from staging post to Diamond Jubilee city. Visit Essex and Chelmsford For You gives us a guided tour Two thousand years ago Chelmsford was simply a staging post into East Anglia, but over the centuries it’s become so much more than that. From historic county town of Essex to city status for the […]

How To Follow The Essex Serpent’s Trail

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Visit and stay at the stunning Essex coastline showcased on the Apple TV hit, The Essex Serpent The Essex Serpent, based on the bestselling novel of the same name starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, has hit the small screen. Viewers are spellbound by an unexpected extra character: the spectacular Essex coastline. Essex-born author of […]

Where To Go In Essex For A Foodie Adventure

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Visit Essex suggests where to go to treat yourself to a foodie weekend Thinking about a weekend away, but not sure where to go or what to do? Why not try a foodie weekend where you can brush up on your culinary skills? It’s currently ‘the thing to do’, where you can meet-up with like-minded […]

7 Events Not To Miss In Essex In March

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New, exclusive shows are heading to Essex in March, from magic tricks to psychological theatre Who Run The World? 3 March-2 April Electric Gallery, South Woodford Electric Gallery’s new exhibition, Who Run The World?, features exclusive new works, editions and originals from over 30 amazing women artists based in the UK, including Cassandra Yap, Shuby, […]

Things To Do In Essex In February

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We pick out 6 events in Essex worth your time during February 80s Live! 10 February Towngate Theatre, Basildon This event will make you feel shiny and new as we all travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music. Live band Electric Dreams will perform over two dozen chart topping […]

What To Do In Essex In January

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Shake off the festive fog with some of these events in Essex to welcome in the new year Life With Art Until 18 April Firstsite, Colchester Lucian Freud, Maggi Hambling, John Nash… Just a few of the artists associated with the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing established in 1940 by Cedric Morris and […]

Essex TV Presenter Holly Donovan On Her Love For Southend-On-Sea

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Essex born TV presenter Holy Donovan on giving birth on EastEnders, happy childhood memories and why she wants to take a ride in Southend-on-Sea When did you first pick up the presenting bug? I think I’ve had the bug for a very long time! Right from when I was about seven, I used to turn […]

Essex Author Donia Youssef On Fighting Back Against Cancer

Donia Youssef

Ellie-Mae Hammond speaks to award-winning Essex author, entrepreneur, mother and cancer survivor, Donia Youssef, on what it takes to play on your strengths Never have I felt more in awe of a woman. If Donia Youssef’s CV doesn’t say enough, let her story be the thing that grips you. It was on her 39th birthday […]

Top Tips On How To Navigate School Open Days


With real life open days back on, Sue Laidlaw offers some valuable advice about the dos and don’ts when parents are invited in past the school gates You’ve done your homework: looked at websites, made a rather long shortlist and, where required, booked your places for the round of Autumn Term Open Day events. So […]

50 Years Of Channels Estate In Chelmsford

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From its origins as a nine-hole golf course, to now offering fine dining, a wedding venue to remember and more, Channels Estate shows why it’s the jewel in Chelmsford’s crown In Absolutely Essex’s very short lifespan so far, we have ventured to Channels Estate twice – first to highlight it as a destination venue, second […]