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Essex Police welcomed 58 new police officers for an adapted ‘Passing Out Parade’ ceremony on Friday (July 3).

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It’s important to establish boundaries between your work and personal life. However, if you’re working from home this can be difficult.

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

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Hot tub sales have surged during lockdown, says Peter Sharkey, as average household spending falls by more than a fifth.

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Money is the principal reason football has returned, says finance expert Peter Sharkey – but not everyone is in such a good position.

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Felsted School has welcomed back the first of its senior school pupils after Covid-19 restrictions were eased.

Equity release could help many people who have resolved to retire early once the lockdown finishes, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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Bunting-lined streets, 50 hanging flower baskets and 10 hand sanitiser stations placed on pavements are among the new additions to Saffron Walden town centre, as further businesses open on Monday.

Essex Police have praised volunteers who are in Essex Search and Rescue for their help in searching for missing people.

Around 85,000 people released equity from their homes last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey. Could doing the same help you to increase your retirement fund?

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Your property wealth could save you from working for an additional three years, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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COVID-19 has brought challenges to businesses like never before and traders and small businesses in particular have had to quickly adapt and find new ways to survive.

As house prices tumble, first time buyers have a chance to get on the property ladder, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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What can you do to help your local care home when you can’t visit? This was the challenge facing the newly formed 1st Thaxted Rangers unit at one of their recent online video call meetings.

A university masters student from Saffron Walden has won £10,000 to expand her research and work within the field of diabetes in dogs.

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to force UK finances into a troubling position – but homeowners could be helped through equity release, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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There are many advantages to holding cash during periods of volatility, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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CLEVER sideways thinking and some technical know-how meant a school has been able to create visors for frontline health workers fighting Covid-19.

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A chair has been made in the Saffron Walden district for Captain Tom Moore, the war hero who has raised millions of pounds for the NHS and who turned 100 on Thursday, April 30.

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The recent virus crisis has the highlighted pivotal role played by care homes – but paying for them will remain a struggle for millions, says Peter Sharkey.

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Author Haruki Murakami suggests dozens of topics to consider while exercising. Finance is one, says Peter Sharkey.

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It’s Thursday - and the 8pm clap is tonight to say thanks to NHS and key workers in the fight against Covid-19.

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All elderly, vulnerable people are self-isolating at this time, and as essential as this may be, it can be lonely for the affected and worrying for their family members.

Instead of reacting negatively to the coronavirus outbreak, bold investors should look at the sectors likely to do well once the virus has been tamed, says Peter Sharkey.

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Steinbeck’s classic, Grapes of Wrath, is set in an era we shall never see again, says Peter Sharkey.

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One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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Investors chasing high yields should proceed with caution, says Peter Sharkey.

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Stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis and missing your local pub quiz? We’ve got the answer to your problems.

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