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  • Stoke College, Suffolk

    27 Nov 2020

    Exciting times ahead for this pastorally-strong non-selective secondary day and boarding school with brand new owners, future development plans and an impressive new head.

  • Fir real! The best places in Essex to get your tree this year…

    25 Nov 2020

    Spruce or fir? Whatever tree tickles your fancy, you’ll find the finest selection at these fab farms. With a side of social distancing, shopping and (erm) circus tents…

  • Pavilion Restaurant

    Superflashy Newsflash! The Latest Goss in Essex

    Lockdown schmockdown. The good, the bad and the blooming brilliant news we’ve heard on the Essex grapevine…

  • Muddy review: Amy Gordon Skin Clinic and Beauty Boutique

    19 Nov 2020

    Now’s the time to blitz sun spots and wrinkles so you can ring Christmas in, blemish-free. I hit the Amy Gordon Skin Clinic in Colchester’s North Hill to test out its cutting edge Crystal Clear Elite Frozen Facial.

  • Chigwell School, Chigwell

    Perched on the outskirts of London and fringing the great, green boughs of Epping forest, this selective co-ed is set in 100 acres of prime Essex countryside and offers a holistic approach to education.

  • Sip and stroll! Get your caffeine fix at these Essex beauty spots

    Grab your bestie and your walking boots – we’re taking you on the most gorgeous walks around the county with top-notch cup of (takeaway) coffees en route.

  • St Margaret’s Prep School, Gosfield

    17 Nov 2020

    A small, intimate, ‘family’ oriented prep school, St Margaret’s is the perfect option for those looking for a nurturing environment and all-rounder education for their kids.

  • Dedham Vale Vineyards

    Bag your Brut from these Essex vineyards

    English wine is having a moment – and Essex has some corkers of its own on the grow with a flurry of fizz-friendly vineyards popping up across the county. Here’s where to pick up your fizz for the festive season.

  • 5 workouts you can stream at home

    11 Nov 2020

    Don’t let Lockdown 2.0 wreak havoc with your health! Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes in the comfort of your own living room.

  • Regional farm shops foodies will love

    2 Nov 2020

    With more of us eschewing big-brand supermarkets to support local farm produce, we unearth seven independents selling the region’s ‘good life’ in (recyclable) bottles, crates and brown paper bags.

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