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Things to see and do in Lyndhurst

The New Forest’s capital remains rooted in the traditions that make this part of Hampshire so special. Yet just like the encircling trees, Lyndhurst continues to turn over a new leaf with fresh attractions on offer

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Bookfest founder Marie Gray outside Hayling Island Bookshop

Portsmouth Bookfest - events on offer

From 24th October to 9th November, bookworms from across the south will be heading to Portsmouth Bookfest. Claire Pitcher finds out what’s in store…

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Autumn in Hampshire - photography, walks and places to visit

A collection of walks, places to visit and photography for you to enjoy this autumn

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Patches, Amport, £525,000 - Pretty Grade II listed thatched cottage with three bedrooms overlooking village green - Evans & Partridge, Stockbridge, 01264 810702

Best things about living in Andover

Emma Caulton explores a hidden corner of Hampshire... the pretty villages in the valleys surrounding Andover

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(From l-r): Mark Wright, Chairman of Hampshire Fare, Landlords Nigel and Helen Owens, Tracy Nash, Hampshire Fare Manager

Christmas comes early for Hampshire Fare

The county food group Hampshire Fare are celebrating their move to the Christmas Suite at Rownhams House & Gardens, situated between Romsey and Southampton.

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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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Bookfest founder Marie Gray outside Hayling Island Bookshop

Portsmouth Bookfest - events on offer

From 24th October to 9th November, bookworms from across the south will be heading to Portsmouth Bookfest. Claire Pitcher finds out what’s in store…

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Shining Stars carol celebration in Southampton

The Shining Stars carol celebration service will be held on Thursday 11 December at St James Church, Southampton. Everyone is welcome.

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*VIDEO* What’s on at Portsmouth Guildhall - October 2014

A selection of events on offer at Portsmouth Guildhall this October including Lee Mack, Shane Filan & Lily Allen

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Wedding Fair - Three Choirs Wickham

Sunday 19 October | 11am – 3pm | Botley Road, Shedfield, Southampton, SO32 2HL | Entry is free

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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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Stuart Turner. Photo by Paul Strawson Photography

Hampshire students awarded place in the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy

Students Magdalena Ordak and Megan Curtis from Southampton City College and Stuart Turner from Southdowns College in Waterlooville join 12 aspiring junior chefs from across the country who have been awarded their place in the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, a two-year training programme from Exclusive Hotels and Venues which has launched after a three month search and selection process.

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Rabbit with Bacon and Mustard Sauce dish recipe

Sample local flavours at their best by serving up this Rabbit with Bacon and Mustard Sauce dish

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People

Iain Curry

The CLA’s Iain Curry on how we can tackle rural crime

This time of year sees countryside crimes become a real concern, but by communicating we can help stop criminals says the CLA’s Iain Curry

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Meon Valley Man Chris van Schaick pays tribute to the family cocker spaniel

Our Meon Valley Man is in a sentimental mood this month as he pays tribute to the family’s beloved cocker spaniel, Scrumpy

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Quentin Blakes success is all the more remarkable when you learn he is largely self-taught

Quentin Blake on life as an illustrator, his Mottisfont show and a desire for perfection

Following his hot ticket show at Mottisfont, Viv Micklefield talks to Quentin Blake about his journey from English teacher to the country’s favourite illustrator

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Linzi Brown on swapping her job as a staff nurse for her Fordingbridge sewing business

From staff nurse to sewing maestro, Linzi Brown took the decision to take her career down a completely different path; but is it paying off?

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