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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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Whether you punish the quads in a gruelling 530 stair climb or kayak around Hayling Island – 2015 is the year to drag yourself off of the sofa and sign up for one of the county’s top sporting challenges

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Bursledon Windmill

It’s been a local landmark for 200 years and now Bursledon’s famous windmill has been restored to its former glory. Viv Micklefield speaks to some of those passionate about saving this county treasure

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Robert Downey Jr. arrives at the premiere of Iron Man 3 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ever wondered where your favourite movie or scene is filmed? Here we summarise those that might be closer than you think

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Monday, April 20, 2015
There is a rich architectural mix down Bridge Street

Wickham is a picturesque village that offers great places to eat, drink and be entertained, but what is it like to live there? Emma Caulton finds out on a recent trip

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Events

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

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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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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month. Compiled by Charlotte Tomlinson-White

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Including a Charity Auction in aid of Home-Start UK

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Monday, March 16, 2015
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T.H. Burroughs Family Butchers delightful ‘Sausage making evening’ is back at The Good Life on Wednesday 25 March and Manydown Farm Shop on Friday 27 March.

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Food and Drink

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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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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Lazing by the river at The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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This purple sprouting broccoli rigoletti is the perfect Wednesday night dinner

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Lambing is underway on my farm in the Cotswolds. As any sheep farmer will tell you, long days and sleepless nights in the lambing shed mean it’s one of the busiest and tiring times of the year but it’s also the most rewarding.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Taste authentic fare from a huge range of nations without ever stepping foot on a plane…Alice Cooke brings you her pick of the best

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Discover

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kenyons Fruit & Veg Ltd was established in 1964 as a supplier of quality fresh fruit and vegetable produce.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is a New Forest institution.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Chequers Inn

A ‘hidden gem’ on the edge of the historic salt marshes, The Chequers Inn is a picturesque 16th century pub and restaurant offering a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro 1

Gusto Lounge Bar & Bistro is at the heart of Southampton’s cultural centre and the gateway to the City...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Ship Inn Lymington

The Ship Inn is a traditional village pub & restaurant in Lymington serving tasty, freshly cooked food and top-drawer drinks, with a log-fire when it’s chilly and a great beer garden for the warmer weather.

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People

Bluebird Care, the UK’s leading high quality home care provider was officially opened by the Mayor of the Test Valley at a launch party at their new office on London Street, Andover on 22 April.

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Steve Poole

Celebrity photographer Steve Poole has shot everyone from Dame Helen Mirren to Rod Stewart. Now living life at a slower pace in Lymington, he shares some of his career highs… and lows

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Food sorting with Trussell Trust Foodbanks

Can you spare just one day a month to do something selfless? Hampshire has hundreds of volunteering projects: from helping out at a homeless shelter; to growing veg in the grounds of a grand stately home. Natalie French finds out more about some of the organisations that need your help

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Monday, April 13, 2015
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The next general election in the UK takes place on Thursday 7 May 2015. We’ve put together a handy Hampshire guide to polling day; including candidates for each constituency and the results from 2010.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
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Chris van Schaick is walking back to happiness this month as he discovers he can enjoy his favourite sport at a slightly more laid back pace

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Homes and Gardens

Monday, April 20, 2015
There is a rich architectural mix down Bridge Street

Wickham is a picturesque village that offers great places to eat, drink and be entertained, but what is it like to live there? Emma Caulton finds out on a recent trip

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Lily & Lime Striped Bedding Set

Great British Life is offering a beautiful double bedding set worth £165 to a lucky reader.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Carlton Villa is a handsome Victorian villa in walled gardens in the heart of Winchester

Emma Caulton visits an elegant Victorian villa updated for 21st century living, but influenced by Prague and the past

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Many of the houses are in smart rows of terraced or semi-detached

What’s so special about the Uplands Estate - a quiet cul-de-sac near Southampton Common? Resident Gordon Cooper shares the story

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Looking across Slipper Mill Pond, east of Emsworth's town centre

Emsworth appears to drift, a waterside town, poised somewhere between the past and an imagined idyll of what a market town should be, Emma Caulton took a wander

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Life TV

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Back in November, guests were treated to a fantastic culinary experience when the young chefs taking part in Exclusive Hotel’s Chef Academy entered in to a Masterchef style competition to show off the skills they had learnt so far. Split in to two teams, the chefs battled it out to create a delicious three course menu that was then judged by a host of industry experts, dignitaries and the media to determine which menu was the overall favourite.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Watch the Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards as it happened. See the winners announced by host Sarah Parish and editor Elizabeth Barnett as well all the back stage reaction.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A music video for a song about living with cystic fibrosis has reached the semi-final stage of the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest.

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Walks

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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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Take a seat and admire the views of the River Hamble between Point 3 and 4 © Steve Davison

Our walk this month, a figure-of-eight stroll which can easily be split into two shorter walks if required, is based at historic Botley and follows parts of the Strawberry Trail - a 15-mile route that weaves its way through an area that was once well-known for the sweet, red fruits.

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Looking south across Fleet Pond © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Fleet Pond in the north eastern corner of Hampshire for a breath of fresh air after the festive period

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The thatch-roofed cricket clubhouse viewed from Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst © Steve Davison

Burn off your Christmas feasts and take in the beauty of the New Forest on a walk around Lyndhurst

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Gifts for walkers

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Christmas

Showcase

Friday, March 27, 2015

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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Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? Whether you are looking for a new kitchen worktop, a bathroom in natural stone or a coffee table for your living room, there are a huge variety of different stones and the finished item will be unique to you.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas can be one of the happiest times of the year for families but the build-up to the festivities can be stressful for separated parents and those that may be struggling to keep the peace over the holidays.

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Monday, October 6, 2014
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Quitting smoking is hard, or at least that’s what they want you to believe. By they, I mean the NHS and other official agencies who keep banging on about how you need to give up smoking.

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