Category: News

Snow, Ice and Floods Expected in Essex This Winter

Essex Facing Snow, Ice and Floods This Winter Although we are currently having some of the mildest December weather on record, cold, wet and icy weather is expected in Essex this winter. However, less than a month ago, weather experts predicted a white Christmas, and the county is bathed in relatively warm sunshine today. The…

Outdoor Ice Skating in Essex

Colchester Castle ice rink

An ever popular source of entertainment in the winter time, outdoor ice rinks have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. But how are they put together and run?

Essex Votes To Leave The EU – But What Does It Actually Mean?

Brexit UK leaves EU

Essex, along with the rest of the East of England, has voted to leave the EU. Two of the UK’s top 5 leave districts are in Essex: in Castle Point 72.7% of the voters chose to leave, while in Thurrock the 72.3% voted Leave. In Basildon, 68.6% of people voted to leave. The total votes for the…

Why Is Essex Turning to Artificial Grass?

Artificial lawns

Summer is in full swing, but who knows how many months, weeks, maybe even days it will last for. The last thing you want to do is waste all of the summer hours tending to your lawn, luckily there is an alternative.

Keeping Alive The Art Of Traditional Weapon Making

Now Strike Archery

3 Traditional Weapon Making Methods That Need To Be Kept Alive The cultural importance of weaponry is not to be underestimated and the art of crafting such tools should be kept alive for future generations.  Traditional weapon making is in danger of being lost forever if we do not preserve the knowledge that our forefathers…

Essex Worker Loses Eye While Inflating Tractor Tyre

Health and safety lapses lead to serious injury Accident at Essex-based agricultural machinery company highlights the importance of health and safety awareness in the workplace. Many people have a somewhat sceptical attitude towards health and safety. However, when it comes to the work place it’s a hugely important issue and, as a business owner, is…

Labworth Car Park Drainage Problems Are Causing Flooding

Councillors at Labworth car park on Canvey

The Problem Plaguing a Essex Seaside Area Once again Canvey Island is in the news for flooding problems. The latest is that of a Canvey Island car park that has been flooding regularly – and it’s not down to the sea or heavy rainfall. Local councillors have called for urgent work to be carried out at…

Inheritance Tax Changes Are Good News For Essex Homeowners

North Chelmsford: Beaulieu

Earlier this month it was confirmed changes will be put it place to raise the tax threshold to £1 million for married couples and civil partners leaving property. This is excellent news for home owners in Essex, a county where many large family homes are now approaching £1 million. David Johnson from Asset Wills explains how the news will affect the county.

Want To Extend Your Home in Essex? Know Your Rights

Essex Rooms rear extension with dormer

Permitted Development Home Improvements – What You Can Do We have recently reported how property prices in Essex are continuing to rise as the county continues to be one of the most sought after in the country. The high cost of family homes in the region means that it is now cheaper to extend a…