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Rugby clubs in Hampshire - where to watch

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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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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Events

Longstock Park Water Gardens open day in aid of PLANETS

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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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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An Evening with David Gower OBE in Southampton

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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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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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

David Gower

An Evening with David Gower OBE in Southampton

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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Meeting Overton artist Charles Lutyens

From powerful portraits, to carefree landscapes, Overton artist Charles Lutyens is an interesting personality who adds meaning to his creations says Sandra Smith

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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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