Health & Fitness


If you’re tired of feeling anxious, then yoga may be the workout for you

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Looking for a fun-filled pastime? Laughter yoga, which is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2020, might just be for you

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Restaurant Reviews

Monday, February 3, 2020

At Mr Todiwalas Petiscos’s special event evenings your tastebuds won’t forget the fabulous fusion of Goan and Portuguese food and wine on offer

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Marta Freitas, who along with husband Carlos runs Capricho Portuguese Kitchen in Barkingside, on giving their country’s cuisine a delicious and innovative new take

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Luigi Funedda, who along with brother Antonella runs West Essex’s two Il Bacio restaurants, talks about his passion for food in general and authentic, Sicilian cuisine in particular

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, March 6, 2020

After winning over the audience last year, Sky Sports presenter Bianca Westwood can’t wait to put on her glad rags and host The Pride of Essex Sports Awards once again

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Tue, 06:10

They say that the worst of times bring out the best in people, and these West Essex stars are a good case in point. We catch up with five locals to find out how they’ve been helping their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Missing your live sport? Here we find out what sports really means to the county of Essex

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Don’t let lockdown deprive you of your cultural fix: here’s 6 ways you can still experience the world’s best art galleries

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Don’t let the coronavirus ruin Easter: here’s how to enjoy it with all the family at home

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Friday, January 17, 2020

If the kids are coming down from the sugar high of Christmas, and the dreary weather is getting you down too, then worry not, because we’ve put together a guide to the best local indoor family activities in West Essex to help keep everyone happy

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Our picks of the stand out January events around West Essex

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Food & Drink

Mon, 10:10

There’s never been a better time to discover your green fingers and have a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables

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We speak to two West Essex-based nutritionists about the kinds of food we should be consuming during lockdown and beyond

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Homes & Gardens

Wed, 06:47

Broadcaster, writer and avid gardener Toby Buckland offers up his top tips for tending to your garden this month

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There’s never been a better time to discover your green fingers and have a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables

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Out & About

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Why Lopping Hall in Loughton is making something of a comeback

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Proudly known as the ‘gastro-capital’ of Cheshire’s Golden Triangle, Knutsford is a foodie’s paradise – but as any local will tell you, it’s not just the restaurants that make this town so special

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