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For any keen sailors amongst you, you’d be hard pushed not to come across Lord Palmerston’s three looming sea forts off the coast of Portsmouth.

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Bluebells near Wickham by Jon Mack under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/5JSMMp

A beautiful village is something we’re certainly not short of here in Hampshire. We decided to shortlist 10 and invite you to vote for your favourite!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Treat yourself to lunch and tea with a visit to one of these fantastic Hampshire tea rooms.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The transformation of the 10-mile Meon Valley Trail is putting Wickham on the cycling map, providing accessibility for all and creating a link straight into the heart of the South Downs. Natalie French finds out more

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We took to Instagram one afternoon and discovered a whole host of amazing Hampshire photos. Here are 15 of the best we found...

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Events

Yesterday, 15:36

Great things to do in Hampshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Yesterday, 10:28
The Weird and Wonderful

Charlotte Tomlinson-White has scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Curtis Ellers American Circus

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Cinderella. Photo: Steve Milton

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Truckmania

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Food and Drink

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What is it really like being a contestant on Britain’s biggest baking show? Chetna shares behind-the-scenes tips, exciting book news and her view on THAT baked Alaska incident

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Yesterday, 15:40

2015 sees the return of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards for the 10th year, and it is set to be the biggest yet.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Treat yourself to lunch and tea with a visit to one of these fantastic Hampshire tea rooms.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

As featured in the July 2015 issue of Hampshire Life

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Enjoy a taste of the Orient with these crab and samphire summer rolls

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Vintage meets modern

The latest trend in interior design effortlessly blends the old with the new. Hampshire Furniture’s Frauke Golding shows us how.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Macmillan Cycletta

Strictly one for the ladies, and a perfect way to spend a day with your friends exploring the British countryside on two wheels, Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading women-only cycling sportive series, with a range of distances from 20km to 150km rides. Even if you haven’t ridden a bike in years, the distances are challenging but very achievable.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Interior updates for spring

Frauke Golding, owner of Hampshire Furniture, shares her tips for updating your home for spring.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons to do so...

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People

Friday, July 31, 2015

Former cartoonist and Southampton man Toni Goffe doesn’t take life too seriously, but there are as many layers to his work as there are on his canvasses says Sandra Smith

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Every year our Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance crew attend to thousands of people who need help. Here we meet some of those working and volunteering for the charity who make it so special

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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This month, Chris van Schaick discusses why it is that businesses are so desperate to ask...’’How was it for you?”

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Monday, July 20, 2015
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Some of Hampshire’s best known personalities have revealed what they most love about the county. Here, we compile some quotes from our interviews over the years

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Monday, July 13, 2015

From his home on the Isle of Wight, Sam Twining reflects on his family’s dynasty over a cup of tea with Peter White

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Homes and Gardens

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hook is surrounded by pretty villages - such as Rotherwick with its pubs, ponies and landrovers.

Hook always feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere else, Emma Caulton wonders about the pleasures of staying put

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Cross Lane Barn Farm is a lovely old, weatherboarded barn nestled into the landscape

Opting for maximum glamour over paired back minimalism – Julie Rodilosso wanted a barn conversion with stacks of character, as Emma Caulton found on her recent visit

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Wedding and special event florist, Jay Archer, is flying the flag for British flower growers with the launch of a new Flower School that aims to educate and spread awareness of the thriving industry.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
View across the River Hamble from the bridge at Swanwick

From sailing along the strawberry coast to shopping on cobbled streets, the Hamble Valley offers an idyllic lifestyle as Emma Caulton discovered on a recent visit

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Quay Hill

From stories of smuggling and sea salt to summer sailing and superb shopping, Emma Caulton celebrates living the high life in the seaside town of Lymington

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Walks

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Sandham Memorial Chapel – houses a stunning series of large-scale murals by Sir Stanley Spencer © Steve Davison

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk in the north-west corner of Hampshire visiting the Sandham Memorial Chapel, home to a stunning series of murals

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Heading towards Manor Farm

Follow Steve Davison to Hampshire’s ‘watercress capital’ for a peaceful walk alongside the River Alre, to the east of Winchester

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Sea and sun looking towards the Isle of White from Barton on Sea © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Barton on Sea for a coastal walk with views across to the Isle of Wight

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Following the Hangers Way towards Vann Farm after Point 2 © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Hawkley for a walk in the South Downs National Park to the north of Petersfield

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Looking east back towards Upton © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to the North Hampshire Downs for a peaceful walk with some lovely views and a pub

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