The Loughton Interior Designer Behind Stunning Essex Projects

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We meet Paul Langston, formerly of the music industry, now an interior designer of some repute Were you always a creative child? I was quite arty as a kid and loved drawing and painting from a young age. I got more into what they categorised as “Art, Design & Technology” around the age of 11 […]

Why Allegra Wowed The Judges Of The National Restaurant Awards

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With its stunning terrace, summer is the perfect time to head to Patrick Powell’s Allegra – but in three short years, he has shown they have the ability to cater to all It’s a couple of days after the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, where Allegra was named the 53rd best restaurant in the country, […]

Single Sex Education At Loyola Prep In Buckhurst Hill

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Buckhurst Hill’s Loyola Preparatory School head Kirsty Anthony on first hand experiences, offering opportunities and single sex teaching benefits Could you offer us a potted history of Loyola Preparatory School… Loyola is a Catholic independent school for boys aged three to 11 years, which has been based in Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill since 1950. Our characteristics and ethos are linked […]

Il Vino Buckhurst Hill On A Ferrari Of A Sparkling Wine

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The founder of Il Vino in Buckhurst Hill, Tony Long, looks at the sparkling wine speeding ahead of the pack Formula One has always been the among the world’s most glamourous and high-profile sports. Ever since the first winners took the chequered flag, the podium has been the place where victories are celebrated with unbounded […]

What To See And Do In Epping Forest District

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Visit Epping Forest to enjoy history, countryside and adrenaline-filled fun The district of Epping Forest takes its name from the ancient forest that extends down into London. However, there’s so much more that makes this destination a hidden gem, so easily accessible and right on the edge of London. Beyond the forest’s timeless green canopy […]

Meet The New Headmistress Of Oaklands School In Loughton

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Gretchen Copeman will be taking over the headship of Oaklands School, Loughton, in September. Here she tells us more about her new role within the Oak-Tree Group How exciting is it for you to be taking over as head of Oaklands School in September? I am both delighted and excited to be the head of […]

Buckhurst Hill’s Il Vino On Summer Wines

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The founder of Il Vino in Buckhurst Hill, Tony Long, gets us into the holiday spirit with his recommendations of wines to sample Summer is finally here and it’s amazing how the aromas and flavours of a particular wine (just like a favourite fragrance) can transport you back to a particular place or time. Getting […]

Head To Carnaby For The Ultimate Food And Drink Experience

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Running from 20 June-3 July, Carnaby’s Street Eat promises to surprise and delight all lovers of good food and entertainment Head down to Carnaby from Monday 20th June to Sunday 3rd July and discover the ultimate foodie experience; Street Eat. From exclusive food and drink offers, live roaming music, alfresco dining seats and foodie masterclasses, […]

Ideas For All The Family To Celebrate Easter In West Essex


With Easter on the horizon, Visit Essex pick out some of the best ways to celebrate right across the county Explore Essex this Easter with fun Easter egg hunts, wonderful walks in bluebell woods and the thrills and spills of the Maldon Mud Race! The county’s tourism organisation, Visit Essex, gives us the lowdown on […]

Morag Crichton On Life After Married At First Sight


Married at First Sight UK’s and Essex girl Morag Crichton became a victim of internet trolling, but she reveals to Natalie Li how she emerged stronger than ever Marrying a stranger might seem risky, even unthinkable, but for Rainham-born Morag Crichton, appearing on Married at First Sight UK to find true love was one big adventure. […]

Why HD0 In South Woodford Has Become The Party Place


With a special look at women in business this month, here Haifa Live picks out one local entrepreneur with quite a story in South Woodford Entertainment venues, clubs and public houses are often run and owned by men, but one brilliant local venue that many of you will either have heard of or been to, […]

Vicki Michelle On ‘Allo ‘Allo!, Epping And The Dream Factory

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Natalie Li catches up with actress and charity ambassador, Vicki Michelle, to talk about her stage work, Epping and why we still love ‘Allo ‘Allo! You’ve just finished off panto season, how did it go?It went really well. I played the Fairy Godmother (Fairy Fabulous) in Cinderella, and the Lost Slipper at Grimsby Auditorium. It […]