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Christmas in Hampshire

There is so much to see and do in Hampshire over the festive season, from carol services to markets and of course amazing food and drink and Charlotte Tomlinson-White’s day-by-day guide brings you the pick of the best

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Let’s face it, not everyone loves the frenetic build up to Christmas. So for those wanting to escape the festive countdown, we’ve come up with some suggestions

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As much a part of Christmas as presents under the tree, mince pies, turkey and sprouts, Emma Caulton asks what makes the traditional panto so special

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With its claim to be the most joyful town in Hampshire, Viv Micklefield meets some of the Alresford businesses busy preparing for the big day ahead

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When it comes to celebrating the festive season, Winchester is alive with the sound of music. From Cathedral choirs to community singers and from family musicals to classical concerts, there’s something for everyone

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Huge Christmas markets, frosty countryside and cosy pubs; winter in Hampshire is second to none…

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With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

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More from Christmas

Richard Darn winds back the clock to a wartime Christmas when Yorkshire became ‘bomb alley’

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5 sweet treats for Christmas

Friday, December 15, 2017

Serve a fantastic festive pudding for a memorable finishing touch, writes Emma Mayoh.

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A look at the best Christmas puddings available in Yorkshire

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So why does Raymond Blanc sing ‘God Save The Queen’ at Christmas? On a visit to his Knutsford brasserie - Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year 2017- the chef tells Janet Reeder all about his family’s festive celebration.

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6 great tips for your Christmas cooking

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

We’ve compiled a guide of top tips from culinary experts to help you with your festive feast.

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You may not find a partridge in a pear tree in every local store but you’re almost guaranteed a festive shopping experience with a personal touch, writes Janet Reeder. Here, in no particular order, are 12 of her favourite Cheshire shops,

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Theatre experts set the scene for Christmas at one of Yorkshire’s historic homes

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5 festive afternoon teas in Manchester

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Take a break from your festive shopping or the Christmas markets in Manchester and indulge in an afternoon of eating and drinking.

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Actor David Leonard has made an art form out of being villainous in Berwick Kaler’s annual pantomime at the York Theatre Royal. Tony Greenway meets him

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Ad Feature: Order your Yorkshire Countryside Calendar for 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Ad Feature: Order your Lancashire Countryside Calendar for 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Ad Feature: Order your Cheshire Countryside Calendar for 2018

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Inspiring and unifying the community is a key aim of event organisers in Chester all year round, not just at Christmas, writes Rebekka O’Grady.

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Christmas seems even more appealing in a beautiful rural location, as Mike Glover and photographer Sandy Kitchin discovered

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If you’re tasked with finding a gift for someone who is proud to be from Yorkshire, for under a tenner, we may have the just the thing you are looking for....

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Cheshire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Lancashire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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Join In: QUIZ - Can you name these snow scenes in Yorkshire?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

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The town comes into its own in the festive period, as Mairead Mahon discovers.

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The good people of Grassington are banning humbug with a fabulous festival. God bless ’em, every one, says Jo Haywood

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Lucy Cavendish remembers a childhood Christmas at one of our most beautiful historic homes - and the good news is that it’s open for festive fun

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Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

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Musical events and carols singing for all the family.

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Thousands of deprived children in Cheshire and Manchester wake up to a sack of toys on Christmas morning, thanks to one special Knutsford couple. Rebekka O’Grady met them to find out more.

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10 Christmas Hampers from Lancashire

Monday, November 20, 2017

Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

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Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

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There are more than twelve days of Christmas entertainment during the festive period in Halifax.

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There are more than twelve days of Christmas entertainment during the festive period in Lancaster

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These ginger biscuits are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside – Christmas never tasted so good! Will you cover your tree in baubles or will it look like it has come straight from the forest? It doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoy decorating it.

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The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages, We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.

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