Local People

After a difficult year it’s time to view the future with hope and optimism, and these three local people, hit hard by the pandemic, share their aspirations for the coming months

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Meet Chigwell’s Rachael Nsofor, who set up plsLONDON to offer affordable wigs and hair extensions

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Former professional footballer, esteemed manager and now a coach at Campioni Soccer Academy in Chigwell, Adrian Whitbread has done well by the beautiful game, a sport for which his passion remains as strong today as when he first started

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We chat with daughter and mother duo, Honey and Sammy, this year’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, who got Amanda pressing her golden buzzer and won viewers’ hearts with their lovely relationship

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‘Posh pawnbroker’ and ‘multipreneuer’ James Constantinou is a real pro when it comes to finding the opportunity in a crisis

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Meet Bailey Mansfield, the 21-year-old from Loughton who founded outdoor cinema hire company GardenFlix

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‘Start. Stop. Repeat’, a trailblazing new documentary by Redbridge’s Dr Nidhi Gupta, offers a fascinating insight into pandemics of past and present

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Mick Howells, founder of Kindred Tattoo in South Woodford, on building a business based on family values and why the urge to ink remains so strong

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Jo Jo Creative Designs launches the UK’s first fashion face mask subscription service with stylish, reusable face coverings delivered monthly

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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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