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Things to do in Southsea - places to eat, where to stay and more

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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The story of Uplands Estate - Southampton’s surburban secret

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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12 tea rooms in Hampshire for Mother’s Day

Treat your Mum to lunch and tea this Mother’s Day with a visit to one of these fantastic tea rooms in Hampshire.

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Fleet Pond has gone through a majestic transformation - photo by Liza Toth

The transformation of Fleet Pond from murky waters to majestic scenes

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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Things to do around the South Downs - walks, stars, pubs and more

Leave the car and chaos behind and escape to a land of endless views; the chance to mooch from orchard to brewery to vineyard; and finally crash out in a luxury yurt, with nothing but the star-littered skies for company

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Events

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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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10 events and things to do in Hampshire - March 2015

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

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Alton events in 2015 - Teddy Bear Festival and ALTCON

A couple of events to enjoy in Alton in summer 2015 at Alton Assembly Rooms. Both events are free entry, though some attractions may have a small charge.

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10 things to do this February in Hampshire

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

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Joa Studholme in Lyndhurst - lunch with Britain’s Queen of Colour

With crafty use of colour, Joa Studholme can make a boxroom look palatial. She is a magician with paint!

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Food and Drink

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Buttermilk fried chicken recipe

Have a finger-licking meal with this buttermilk fried chicken recipe for two

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12 tea rooms in Hampshire for Mother’s Day

Treat your Mum to lunch and tea this Mother’s Day with a visit to one of these fantastic tea rooms in Hampshire.

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Are chefs in Hampshire getting too big for their boots asks Chris van Schaick

Are our county’s chefs getting too big for their boots, or are they entitled to the new found awe received from the public? Chris van Schaick ponders

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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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People

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27 famous people who went to school in Hampshire

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Hampshire

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Fiona Whitehead turns upcycling into successful business

After giving up her career to start a family, Fiona Whitehead thought her time in employment was over – that was until a TV programme inspired her to turn her hobby in to a booming business

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Love stories of the rich and famous in Hampshire

Throughout history, Hampshire has been home to many happy couples. We take a light-hearted look at some of the county’s more famous romantic liaisons

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The Murray Parish Trust raise £30,000 at their Odd Ball

On Friday 28 November Hampshire charity The Murray Parish Trust, hosted its first fundraising event, The Odd Ball, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

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