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River Test

Things to see and do in Overton

Lining the banks of the river Test with its picturesque surroundings and vibrant village shops, Overton is the ideal place to spend a sunny weekend

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Beaulieu Supercar Showdown 2013 © Beaulieu Enterprises

Behind the scenes at The Palace House and National Motor Museum at Beaulieu

The Palace House and National Motor Museum at Beaulieu are one of Hampshire’s most popular visitor attractions. But what does it take to keep this well-oiled machine ticking over? Viv Micklefield went to investigate

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Behind the scenes at Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards dinner venue The Elvetham

The Elvetham has a rich and colourful past - not least in laying on lavish banquets for royalty. Chosen as the venue for our glittering Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards dinner, the hotel knows a thing or two about parties, says Elizabeth Barnett

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New Forest - where the ponies and donkeys roam

Best things about living in the New Forest

It has open countryside and seclusion but also an array of buzzing towns and villages. And if you know where to look in the Forest, you can still buy well says Emma Caulton

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Betty

In the heart of the New Forest in a VW Camper

The vehicle of choice for ‘60s hippies and ‘70s surfers is cool once more, thanks to staycation and glamping trends combining with a revival for everything retro.

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Events

Tom Stade

Events and things to do in Hampshire - September 2014

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

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September front cover

Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

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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Louise Jordan

forest LIVE presents: Louise Jordan’s album launch

forest LIVE presents the launch of singer, musician and composer Louise Jordan’s third album ‘Veritas’ at Fordingbridge Town Hall on Saturday 27th September.

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September 2014 events and things to do in Lymington and Pennington

A selection of events in and around Lymington and Pennington this month

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Hampshire Country Sports Day at Tichborne Park

Hampshire Country Sports Day on Sunday 14th September at Tichborne Park near Alresford, is all set to provide a fun packed celebration of country pursuits, with fantastic displays and competitions throughout the day.

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Food and Drink

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2014 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards

2014 sees the return of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards for the 9th year and it is to be the biggest yet. Taking place at The Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney on Wednesday, November 26, 6:30pm – midnight, the 2014 awards welcome more categories and provide a chance for more people to celebrate the successes with us.

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Eating out in Hampshire - best restaurants

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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People

Sarah Parish at her home near Alton

Interview with Atlantis star and Alton resident Sarah Parish

Atlantis star Sarah Parish is juggling a house move, motherhood and a busy career but she still makes time to raise money for a cause that is close to her heart, discovers Viv Micklefield on a visit to her home near Alton

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Designer Jody Myerscough-Walker on having her own specialist fabrics company

Jody Myerscough-Walker always knew she wanted to be a designer. Now her dream has come true with the creation of Bon Maison, her own specialist fabrics company

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September front cover

Hampshire Life September 2014 - reader letter and top tweets

See what the people of Hampshire had to say over the last few weeks

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Interview with 94th New Forest Show President Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson, Principal of Sparsholt College, has been elected 94th President of the New Forest Show

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