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Places

Tue, 11:13

People love the thrill of staying somewhere different so we’ve compiled some vital info on some of the most interesting places to stay in Hampshire

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Tue, 10:04
Steve Brown cycled 1200 miles around Britain to promote the Magna Carta anthem

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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Friday, May 22, 2015
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With the current decline of the Great British High Street, this month Chris van Schaick shares his theory on why business could perhaps be so slow

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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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Events

15:02

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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Cinderella. Photo: Steve Milton

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

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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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Food and Drink

Yesterday, 16:42

Recipe by English Asparagus

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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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Sponsored Articles


Friday, May 22, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Macmillan Cycletta

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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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People

11:58
Simon and Caroline - Bee Good

From face and body creams to lip balms and shampoos, Hampshire’s health and beauty businesses are a hive of activity – quite literally in some cases

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Yesterday, 16:36
Marsha's designs suit women who are independent and eccentric

Marsha Swanzy has had job offers from Vivien Westwood and Liberty & Co, but she shunned them all to run her own clothing boutique in Whitchurch… Jane Gazzard went to meet her to find out if she made the right choice

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Monday, May 18, 2015
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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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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Walks

Monday, May 18, 2015
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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