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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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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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*VIDEO* Hampshire crop circles

Aerial footage of the recent crop circles in Tichborne - from YouTube user MrGyro FPV

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Tuppenny Barn embracing social media to complete its eco-friendly education centre

Tuppenny Barn is a social enterprise in Southbourne which grows and sells its own organic fruit and veg. As well as promoting sustainable working practices and teaching young people how organic food production works and provides courses and workshops for the local community.

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All Saints Church dates back to the 12th century (portrait)

Hampshire walk around Minstead visiting the grave of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Steve Davison heads to the New Forest to explore the final resting place of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Hampshire Life front cover - August 2014

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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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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Crowds watching the race at Cowes Week. Getty Images

Meraid Griffin on what to expect from Cowes Week

There may be a part of Cowes Week that is all high society balls and champagne but as Meraid Griffin discovered, it can also make for a brilliant day out

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The Lion King, Disney, UK tour. Photo by Deen van Meer

Events and things to do in Hampshire - August 2014

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

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A whole host of events on offer at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show

The highlight of the summer, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show, is nearly upon us. Running from 29 -31 July, it is even bigger than last year with a packed programme of events - and so much to see, eat and do, you’ll want to visit every day

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Food and Drink

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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Watercress Tabbouleh recipe

Recipe from our food and drinl preview page

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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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Alice Cooke and Elizabeth Barnett

Hampshire Life meet clients during networking event at The Meon Valley & Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Clients of Hampshire Life recently enjoyed the chance to network at The Meon Valley & Marriott Hotel and Country Club

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Jenny Muncaster - photo by James Newell

Winchester artist Jenny Muncaster on creating eye-catching art and having Raymond Blanc as a fan

Jenny Muncaster uses her love of food to create eye-catching and mouth-watering art - and Raymond Blanc is a fan

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Iain Curry

Iain Curry of the Country Land and Business Association urges a ban on sky lanterns in Hampshire

Summer evenings in the Hampshire countryside are always a real pleasure but in recent years the sight of partially-deflated sky lanterns passing by has become increasingly common.

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