A very happy and peaceful New Year to all our readers. We are looking forward to another year spreading news of local people, businesses, charities and achievements.
We have two great competitions for you to enter this month. Firstly you can win a copy of the recently released Great Essex Cookbook, celebrating some of the best of Essex restaurants and produce. Then we have another great offer for you from Greenwoods Hotel & Spa in Stock who are offering the chance to win a spa day for two. See the competitions page for full details.