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We catch up with three inspiring young individuals who are running their own companies here in West Essex

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He may well be the toast of Hollywood but after half-a-century working in film, TV and theatre Bill Nighy still refuses to believe his own success – according to him, he should have been a writer.

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When coronavirus struck, local entrepreneur Adam Freeman quickly saw a business opportunity in face masks - not just the common and garden variety, but designer ones direct from vending machines

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These people have made the best of lockdown, testifying to the spirit of West Essex during the coronavirus crisis

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Meet the social media mavens flying the flag for West Essex

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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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We all need a lift right now, so here are some cute photos as we chat to Epping-based pet photographer Tom Peck

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This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain and here we honour ‘the few’ by focusing on three local aircrew whose bravery and sacrifice resonates to this day

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Victoria Swaine, who recently opened The Cryo Place in Loughton with her husband Rob

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West Essex entrepreneur and exercise guru Anna Samuels tells us how she’s bringing her boxing fitness classes to a space near you this New Year

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To mark 200 issues of West Essex Life, we’ve decided to blow our own trumpet and speak to three of the magazine’s biggest fans

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Kate Panayi, franchisee of Monkey Music, in Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford Green and South Woodford on the joy of music and play

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Local West Essex teacher Julie Martin explains how she adapts her yoga classes for both mind and body, plus young and old alike

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Ever wondered what its like to go on holiday to Marbella when money is no object? Judith Palmer spoke to Fay Wallis, co-founder of MyLocalConcierge.com, who gave us the low down on how to splash the cash in Marbella

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Three super stylish West Essex locals reveal how they are influencing others with their inspiring Instagram accounts

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