Robert Jones, Louise Bland, Kevin Wilsher, Guy Longhurst, Seamus Clifford and Philip Roberts, part of the team at Ellison Solicitors in Colchester.

Essex: Law firm Ellisons celebrates its 250th anniversary

As Colchester-based Ellisons Solicitors celebrates its 250th anniversary, senior partner Guy Longhurst tells Sheline Clarke why being rooted in the community is so important and why he is confident for the future of the firm.

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A scene from Shrubland Park, Coddenham, in about 1914, where Suffolk 2 – the women’s group of Woodbridge Red Cross – was training. Shown here, from the left, are Miss Webb, Mrs Redpath, Mrs Gaffney and Muriel Shipman

First World War: How Red Cross volunteers helped turn Woodbridge grammar school into hospital at outbreak of war

Ill and injured First World War troops were often cared for by volunteers during those days long before the NHS. Steven Russell discovers how a Suffolk Red Cross branch rose to the challenge back in 1914.

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Robin Hyde-Chambers and his wife Claire run a family funeral directing business in Ipswich. He used to drive carriages for the Queen.

‘Working for royalty was like going to finishing school’

Driving carriages for the Queen taught Robin Hyde-Chambers valuable life lessons, as he explained to Sheena Grant

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Highwaymans, where Juliet Fisher grew up and where she and her family now live and work

‘This is my slice of heaven’

Juliet Fisher returned to her beloved childhood home to create a business and raise her own family. She gave Sheena Grant a tour

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