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Yesterday, 12:30

Odiham is poised to celebrate its part in the 800th anniversary of the world’s most famous legal document. Graham Price finds out more about the village’s role in Magna Carta history and some of the exciting events taking place to celebrate

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Wed, 12:11
West Green House plays host to a variety of outdoor operas

Summer is on the horizon and one of the best ways to enjoy those long evenings is with a picnic, a bottle of Champagne and a large dose of fun-filled entertainment at open air theatre productions across the county. Claire Pitcher brings you her top picks not to be missed

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Tue, 11:06
Buckler's Hard village street

Buckler’s Hard, the famous shipbuilding village on the banks of the Beaulieu Estate, is set to become more than a tourist attraction when doors open to the new Shipwright School this summer. Viv Micklefield met with the woman who’s resurrecting the maritime history of this important site

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Tue, 10:32
Concorde. Photo: FAST archive

Not so long ago, Farnborough Aerodrome was home to some of the government’s most top-secret aviation projects. Now, thanks to a group of historic buildings enthusiasts, it’s possible to get a glimpse into this Hampshire site’s achievements. Viv Micklefield checks-in

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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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Events

Mon, 15:11

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, April 28, 2015
Truckmania

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

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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

Monday, May 11, 2015
Photo by Jason Ingram

Recipe by Sweetfire Beetroot

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A new restaurant has just opened up in Southampton’s brand new Admirals Quay development within Ocean Village.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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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Tuesday, April 28, 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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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Lazing by the river at The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge

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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

Mon, 11:50
Denise Black

With fish and chips in hand, star of stage and screen, Denise Black, tells of her childhood growing up in Emsworth

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Counting is over and we now know that Hampshire will be represented in Parliament for the next 5 years by: 17 Conservative MPs and 1 from the Labour Party.

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Friday, May 1, 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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Friday, May 1, 2015
The Watercress Line is a favourite with photographers. Credit - Chris Fay

Over 400 volunteers help to keep the steam trains on track at The Watercress Line in Alresford. Here, we meet three enthusiasts who love dedicating their time to this unique attraction

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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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Homes and Gardens

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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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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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

Mon, 11:48
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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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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Showcase

Tue, 13:12

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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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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