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Friday, February 5, 2016
The Basingstoke Canal is claimed by many to be one of the country's most beauiful waterways

Originally popular with day trippers to Fleet Pond, the town may now not be an obvious choice for a break… but look a little closer and you’ll find much to charm says Emma Caulton

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Friday, February 5, 2016
People out enjoying the views on Old Winchester Hill (Photo by Anne Purkiss)

The western end of the South Downs is a special place for many people. Five years on since the youngest National Park in England was created, Viv Micklefield finds out what’s being done here in Hampshire to keep this unique landscape at its best

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

What do TV chef Rosemary Shrager, Howard Middleton from The Great British Bake Off, Ping Coombes, MasterChef Champion 2014, and Only Fools & 3 Courses, all have in common? Well, they will having shows at this year’s exciting Milford on Sea Food Week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Hayling's marinas are well positioned with access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent

Looking for a quieter, gentler pace of life? What about Hayling Island? Emma Caulton visits

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Monday, February 1, 2016
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As much as we’d all love to dine out every night of the week, there isn’t always the time, so this month we’ve compiled our favourite local places that offer great food for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home

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Events

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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, 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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Monday, January 11, 2016
Ed Byrne (photo by Roslyn Gaunt)

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

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Farnborough International Airshow (photo by Darren Harbar)

Essential dates for 2016, selected by Elizabeth Kirby

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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

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Food and Drink

Friday, February 5, 2016

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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Thursday, February 4, 2016

What do TV chef Rosemary Shrager, Howard Middleton from The Great British Bake Off, Ping Coombes, MasterChef Champion 2014, and Only Fools & 3 Courses, all have in common? Well, they will having shows at this year’s exciting Milford on Sea Food Week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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On Monday 1 February, five of the region’s most imaginative and skilled bartenders will compete to win the first ever Winchester Cup trophy for their bar or restaurant.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

From Saturday 30 January, Cabinet Rooms will be taking over the bar at the Theatre Royal Winchester to run the Cabinet Rooms Hub for one week only.

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Monday, February 1, 2016
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As much as we’d all love to dine out every night of the week, there isn’t always the time, so this month we’ve compiled our favourite local places that offer great food for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home

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Sponsored Articles


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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Whether you’re single or looking to treat a special someone, here are an array of days out in February - to suit any budget

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Chris has travelled the world, but he will always be inspired by his New Forest home

Saving the world’s wildlife is Chris Packham’s mission, but nowhere grabs his attention more than his favourite place, the New Forest says Peter White

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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While you were unwrapping presents and feasting during Christmas there were people sleeping rough in a town near you. Now there are controversial new plans to ban begging in Southampton, but is this the right thing to do? Alice Cooke asks

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Spacious kitchen-dining-family area at Elizabeth Place

Who lives in a house like this? Possibly you do. Emma Caulton talks to architect Huw Thomas

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Following his retirement and a move to New Milton, Tony Clegg was inspired to pick up a paintbrush. He talks to Sandra Smith about finding his own style

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Homes and Gardens

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New Hampton Grey Storage Bench

With winter gradually packing its bags and taking a holiday, spring starts setting in. The cold and greyness outside makes a place for lively colours indoors. In addition, with these changes comes spring fever and what better way to start spring with some delicate colours, soft fabrics, and some great new furniture from Hampshire Furniture.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Spacious kitchen-dining-family area at Elizabeth Place

Who lives in a house like this? Possibly you do. Emma Caulton talks to architect Huw Thomas

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Space age eco: the Aeris hanging fire from Cocoon Fires is a flueless bioethanol fire so doesn't need ventilation, a gas supply, any special installation or equipment, and use high grade liquid bio ethanol so are eco friendly & very clean, with no harmful gases, sparks or soot. £2170 from gomodern.co.uk

Going green doesn’t mean knitting your own yoghurt - it can also be gloriously high-tech and aesthetically pleasing

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Hayling's marinas are well positioned with access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent

Looking for a quieter, gentler pace of life? What about Hayling Island? Emma Caulton visits

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Thatched House, Longstock by Neil Howard (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/qGny5z

Hampshire and its villages are adorned with cosy cottages that anyone would love to live in. Here are a selection that will make you want to move to Hampshire...

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Walks

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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Monday, January 11, 2016
Farlington Marshes (photo by Ian Cameron-Reid)

Blow away the cobwebs and see in the New Year on a wander around our wildlife habitats says Tim Chambers, volunteer for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Friday, December 18, 2015
© Steve Davison

Keep an eye out for some unusual animals on a walk around Owslebury on the western edge of the South Downs National Park, near to Marwell Zoo

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A great view through the trees from the Shoulder of Mutton Hill © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to the picturesque village of Steep for a walk through the Ashford Hangers

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