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Thu, 17:14

Keep everyone in the family entertained this Easter break with our list of 50 eggcellent adventures to enjoy across Hampshire

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Monday, March 9, 2015
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In 2015, the Rugby World Cup heads to England and Wales. Here’s where you can take in some Hampshire rugby in the run-up to the big tournament.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Less than two miles from central Portsmouth, the streets and esplanades of Southsea have a cool retro vibe. Packed with independent shops and eateries, a growing number of boutique B&Bs means it’s a seaside resort not just for day-trippers

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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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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Fleet Pond has gone through a majestic transformation - photo by Liza Toth

Just a few years ago much of the wildlife at Fleet Pond was under serious threat of disappearing forever. Now, thanks to a £250,000 restoration grant and a wave of community support, Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake has a clear future. Viv Micklefield looks at what’s been happening there since our last visit

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Events

Thu, 16:53

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month. Compiled by Charlotte Tomlinson-White

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Tue, 12:37

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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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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Monday, March 9, 2015
David Gower

On Friday 15 May at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton you can hear cricket legend and former England captain David Gower in conversation with BBC South Today’s Sally Taylor MBE.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The charity PLANETS (Pancreas, Liver and NeuroEndrocrine Tumours), a Southampton General Hospital Charity, has been kindly given an open day at Longstock Park Water Gardens, near Stockbridge, by the John Lewis Partnership.

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Food and Drink

Wed, 12:19

Taste authentic fare from a huge range of nations without ever stepping foot on a plane…Alice Cooke brings you her pick of the best

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Wed, 12:18
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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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Mon, 10:27

With the remains of a student overdraft and no previous experience, Madeleine Harley took the plunge and set up her own marshmallow business in Lymington

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Mon, 10:18
Sir Michael Colman

After retiring from the family’s famous condiments business, Sir Michael Colman’s passion for English peppermint has seen his farm near Basingstoke turn over a new leaf. Viv Micklefield gets invited in for a cuppa

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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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Mon, 10:27

With the remains of a student overdraft and no previous experience, Madeleine Harley took the plunge and set up her own marshmallow business in Lymington

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Mon, 10:18
Sir Michael Colman

After retiring from the family’s famous condiments business, Sir Michael Colman’s passion for English peppermint has seen his farm near Basingstoke turn over a new leaf. Viv Micklefield gets invited in for a cuppa

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Susan Calman - photo by Steve Ullathorne

Fresh from the successful first leg of her debut tour, the multi award-winning Susan Calman takes her hit show Lady Like back on the road this spring.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

After getting her big break as Dr Tara Lo in Holby City, Southampton’s rising star Jing Lusi is leaving Hampshire behind and heading for the Hollywood Hills

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Homes and Gardens

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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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Monday, February 16, 2015
The original 18th century frontage

A welcoming committee of prettily speckled guinea fowl rush forwards to greet me, fussing excitedly. They’re followed by a beaming Caitlin Russell, who gathers me into her home.

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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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The thatch-roofed cricket clubhouse viewed from Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst © Steve Davison

Burn off your Christmas feasts and take in the beauty of the New Forest on a walk around Lyndhurst

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Gifts for walkers

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Christmas
Monday, November 24, 2014
Looking north across the rolling countryside of the North Wessex Downs © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads for the rolling countryside of the North Wessex Downs for an easy walk at Hurstbourne Tarrant

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Showcase

Fri, 11:00

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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Monday, October 6, 2014
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Quitting smoking is hard, or at least that’s what they want you to believe. By they, I mean the NHS and other official agencies who keep banging on about how you need to give up smoking.

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