Health & Fitness

Tue, 13:19
4 of the best fitness classes in West Essex

Looking to tone up, lose weight or simply let off some steam? Get fit with our handy guide of West Essex classes, gyms and retreats

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WEL FIT: CrossFit Battlebox

Monday, August 15, 2016
Susan Spelling, co owner of CrossFit Battlebox

Susan Spelling, co-owner of CrossFit Battlebox in South Woodford talks to WEL about sharing her passion for fitness and nutrition

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Restaurant Reviews

Tue, 11:46
'Buckhurst Hill', Mike Knell, Flickr CC 2.0

Gleyns Reynolds, co owner at Repose Studio shares with WEL her three favourite delicious salads from local eateries in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill

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Friday, July 29, 2016
The Woodford

London’s top restaurant is right on your doorstep

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Warden of Forest School, Antony Faccinello

Forest School celebrated the life and work of William Morris with guest speaker Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Dr Leah with Sir Alan Sugar

Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton has launched her own clinic in Loughton after winning the Apprentice

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Yesterday, 15:57

PT Studio One personal trainer, Tony Mentesh talks to WEL about creating a healthy balanced lifestyle for life, not just for that special occasion and achieving your dream goals with him

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classy canines

Nicola Marshall, owner of Classy Canines Dog Groomers explains why her love of animals led her to her dream job

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Friday, August 5, 2016
A Barge on the Stour at Dedham, early 20th century, by Sir Alfred Munnings © The estate of Sir Alfred Munnings, Dedham

Are you inspired by our county’s bucolic beauties? Would you love to have a chance to show your work in a gallery? Then enter Essex Life’s new competition to find the

Landscape Painter of the Year 2016

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Forest pupil Molly demonstrates an experiment for the MP

Social page: The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP visited Forest School’s science block

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Traditional Bollywood dancing

Big birthday celebrations at Voujon as the restaurant in Chingford turns one

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Friday, May 27, 2016
May Fair, Ilford

Check out our guide to the best events this month in West Essex

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 15:39
Is going gluten-free really the best thing for our bodies?

There is a growing trend – especially with the whole ‘clean eating’ drive – to cut our whole food groups and yet many of us don’t actually know for sure why we’re doing it

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'Buckhurst Hill', Mike Knell, Flickr CC 2.0

Gleyns Reynolds, co owner at Repose Studio shares with WEL her three favourite delicious salads from local eateries in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 16:57
light bathroom interior

Don’t settle for a bathroom that’s all washed up, step into autumn with a stunning home-spa that will lift your spirits as we edge into the cooler months

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South Green House, Southwold

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Out & About

Yesterday, 16:16

Tucked away, just off Chingford’s bustling high street, is The Village Arcade, a favourite retail destination for those in the know

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The quintessential English village with a very cool vibe

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