Latitude 52

Competition: Win a three-course Sunday lunch for 2 at Latitude 52

Posted: September 20, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Enjoy delicious food at Latitude 52, The Bell Hotel Clare, Suffolk’s newly refurbished restaurant by entering our ‘guess the street’ competition. Guess the street and like our Facebook page to stand a chance of winning! (Competition closes 27/09/18) Enter via Facebook Do you know where this street is? The Bell Hotel – Where experience becomes memories […]

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Manège in Dunmow, Essex

Dream Homes – Equestrian facilities

Posted: August 9, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

One of the best things about living in East Anglia is the miles and miles of unspoilt English countryside. And what better way to explore this green space than with a hack on a beautiful horse. For those of us lucky enough to be able to keep our mounts at home, we know the delight that […]

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Out of left field - Mackenzie Crook

Out of left field

Posted: July 20, 2018   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: , ,

Mackenzie Crook’s career on-screen has played out somewhat like the man himself. Appearances in the billion-dollar Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, recent Sky Atlantic Game of Thrones challenger Britannia, and well-loved cult comedy The Office, give the actor’s work a deserved sprinkling of recognisability and, in some cases, even Hollywood glamour. But the real Crook […]

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Shelling out

Shelling out

Posted: February 8, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Customers – and the owner – of the Church Street Tavern can’t get enough of the Mersea Island oysters served up at this popular Colchester restaurant by head chef Ewan Naylon. “Do you need all these oysters?” Piers Baker, owner of the Tavern, sweeps through the kitchen and barely waits for an answer from head […]

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An artist beautifully adrift

Posted: January 15, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: ,

Stephen Henderson was born on the Essex marshes shortly after his family moved down from London in the 1950’s. He is the son of renowned photographer and pop artist Nigel Henderson and mother Judith, a niece of Virginia Woolf. Stephen worked as a high end furniture and kitchen maker for 25 years before realising he […]

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Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Posted: October 3, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

The living room, the lounge or the sitting room. Whatever you call it, it’s usually the room in which you spend a significant percentage of your downtime. It’s where you watch the television, entertain friends, read a book or enjoy games with the family. Living rooms are often described as comfortable, spacious and elegant. In […]

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A brush with the past

A brush with the past

Posted: August 29, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

  When did you first become interested in painting and art? From an early age, I was always drawing in sketch books, school exercise books, scraps of paper, etc. At Bulmer Primary School, I won several prizes for my illustration work, one was the 1970 Sunday Mirror’s Children’s Art Exhibition, where my work was hung […]

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Shrublands, Great Henny

Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Posted: August 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

There are many things that are wonderful about living in the countryside. Fewer cars, less noise and lower pollution levels. More space. A sense of community. And beautiful, amazing, stunning countryside views. Being mostly flat, East Anglia has an abundance of picturesque scenes. Wide, low lying fields are havens for wildlife, with the sight of combines […]

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John O’Connor

Sculptor John O’Connor – a hidden talent in the heart of East Anglia

Posted: July 31, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

On the picturesque estuary border between Essex and Suffolk there is a hidden artist’s studio. It remains a secret to the general public but the studio receives commissions from across the globe. A true asset to the local community and the international art scene alike. This secret is sculptor John O’Connor. He works prolifically in […]

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East Anglia in film - Dad's Army statue, Thetford

East Anglia in film

Posted: July 2, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun, Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , ,

Made up of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, East Anglia is a most beautiful part of the country. Tucked away to the east, its flat, green spaces roll on for miles. Given its beauty, it’s not surprising that so many films and TV shows have been shot here over the years. From […]

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