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Yesterday, 10:49
From the path there is a great view of Deane House (private) where Jane met Tom LeFroy © Steve Davison

Head to the west of Basingstoke for a walk in Jane Austen country says Steve Davison

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Yesterday, 16:21

Celebrate the Queen’s 90th with a right royal bonanza at Bel & the Dragon in the quintessential English village of Kingsclere.

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Yesterday, 10:30
The gardens are a hidden oasis (Photo: Fareham Borough Council)

Whether you stumble across its gardens, exhibits and café by chance or are a regular visitor, Fareham’s Westbury Manor conjures up plenty of surprises. Viv Micklefield stops off for a spot of time travelling

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Mon, 14:42

The Burley Village Show is being held in the Manor Park, Burley, on Saturday 6 August.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Wheelwrights Cottage by Neil Howard (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via flic.kr/p/aimUNL. Edited with addtext.com

10 of best photos of Hampshire shared on Instagram over the past week...

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Events

Yesterday, 16:38

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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Friday, April 29, 2016
Anniversary tour

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

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
An Inspector Calls (Photo by Mark Douet)

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

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Fancy a cuppa? (Photo by Steve Tanner)

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

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
'Impossible'

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

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Food and Drink

Mon, 12:03
foresters at church crookham

Welcome to The Foresters

A delightful country pub tucked away in the woods, just outside Church Crookham.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Hampshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Celebrate the new season’s produce with this buffalo and watercress saag recipe

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gareth with one of his impressive cake sculptures - made for a children's birthday party

Gareth Jones at Odiham Cake Company has got something of a cult following…Natalie French goes to discuss the latest wedding cake trends - from drip cakes to edible flowers and even something for the boys

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Flame-grilled steak at The Fur and Feathers

A great spring offer from this cosy, traditional country pub.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Forget grey or beige in the rear-view mirror in favour of brightly saturated hues like blue, red, green or purple

Frauke Golding, owner of Hampshire Furniture, shares her ideas for the New Year.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

The countdown to Christmas has begun: if you’re planning big celebrations this festive season, now’s the time to start preparing. Hampshire Furniture’s Frauke Golding shows us a few quick and stress-free ways to get guest ready.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

As Brits, we love to spend a bit of time cooking. Whether it’s traditional cakes and bakes, or modern masterpieces, there’s nothing better than producing something delicious for your family to enjoy.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

There was once a time when the only caffeine-based choice to be made by the commuting masses was: instant or filter?

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Monday, September 21, 2015
The Old Station Tea Rooms

Under new ownership since April 2014, this delightful tea rooms near Burley has been going from strength to strength with it’s focus on serving traditional home cooked meals.

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People

Mon, 14:41

English rap star Maxi Jazz, best know as lead vocalist in the ever–popular group Faithless, has revealed the bitter-sweet memories he still holds from his first visit to Hampshire.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
John Taylor is one of the founding members of Duran Duran

Southampton sees the return of Common People festival this month with headliners Duran Duran geared up to entertain the crowd. Peter White chats to bassist John Taylor about what revellers can expect

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Good wine deserves to be put on display - and these slate wine racks have the real wow factor - even if your wine label doesn’t

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Harbouring an untapped skill for half his life, the talent of Southampton artist Ron Moody can now be enjoyed by the masses

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gareth with one of his impressive cake sculptures - made for a children's birthday party

Gareth Jones at Odiham Cake Company has got something of a cult following…Natalie French goes to discuss the latest wedding cake trends - from drip cakes to edible flowers and even something for the boys

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Homes and Gardens

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Good wine deserves to be put on display - and these slate wine racks have the real wow factor - even if your wine label doesn’t

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Bianco Lasa Quarzite Kitchen Counters & Shelves

You’ve heard people talking about granite and quartz for use as kitchen worktops, but what are the differences and how do you pick what to use in your kitchen?

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Bath Road, £695,000 | Classic period townhouse with contemporary interior near Town Quay | Spencers New Forest, Lymington, 01590 674222

The rise and rise of the sailing resort, celebrated by Emma Caulton

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The kitchen but not as we know it: high tech design by Intoto Kitchens (intoto.co.uk) working with Intelligent Abodes (intelligentabodes.co.uk)

Once hidden away at the back of the house where all the labour of housework was carried out, kitchens have become a social space where gadgets rule says Carol Burns

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The rescued cottage is now pretty as a picture

Enjoy the harmonious planting in the oasis of country charm at Terstan garden in Longstock says Leigh Clapp

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Walks

Yesterday, 10:49
From the path there is a great view of Deane House (private) where Jane met Tom LeFroy © Steve Davison

Head to the west of Basingstoke for a walk in Jane Austen country says Steve Davison

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Friday, March 18, 2016
Tranquil scene at the ponds near King John's Hill, East Worldham (Photo by Steve Davison)

This month head to East Worldham just to the east of Alton, following part of the Hangers Way and visiting Binswood says Steve Davison

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Looking east back along the Beaulieu River at Longwater Lawn © Steve Davison

Head to Ashurst for a peaceful walk in the New Forest National Park, taking in open common, woods and the Beaulieu River says Steve Davison

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Heading along the Wayfarer's Walk back to the start © Steve Davison

Head to the north-west corner of Hampshire for some fresh air and great views on the downs says Steve Davison

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Monday, January 25, 2016
© Steve Davison

Is there anything more refreshing than a stroll on a crisp winter’s day? We don’t think so! Here are a few of our favourite rambles across the county to enjoy this season

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