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Paul has created a cosy living room with recently installed woodburning stoves

Floral designer Paul Hawkins’ hedgerow inspired Christmas décor

Floral designer to the stars Paul Hawkins goes for a hedgerow inspired Christmas décor at his home near Froxfield, as Emma Caulton discovered on her recent visit

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Secret Santa gifts

10 Secret Santa gifts under £16

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of gifts this Christmas.

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers

Our favourite Christmas gifts for both animal loving friends and their furry four legged pets.

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Christmas blooms

Cosy Christmas interiors

Whether you want to buy something for the home, a hostess gift or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we’ve rounded up our favourite presents.

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Festive treats for your home

Christmas gifts for the home

Light some scented candles, start the fire, hang the decorations, then take a seat and enjoy Christmas in your home.

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Property Market

Silchester's parish church sits within the old Roman walls

Best things about living in Basingstoke

Ignore the old Boringstoke nickname, this is a town which is grasping opportunity, taking its chances, investing and growing, says Emma Caulton

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Market Place, Romsey

Best things about living in Romsey

Emma Caulton tells why low-key Romsey should be on your property-buying radar

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View of The Dial House from the gardens

Emma Caulton visits The Dial House in the New Forest

The Dial House is the perfect place to escape to after a day in the Big Smoke as Emma Caulton discovered on her recent visit

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Patches, Amport, £525,000 - Pretty Grade II listed thatched cottage with three bedrooms overlooking village green - Evans & Partridge, Stockbridge, 01264 810702

Best things about living in Andover

Emma Caulton explores a hidden corner of Hampshire... the pretty villages in the valleys surrounding Andover

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Market Square is the hub of Petersfield

Best things about living in Petersfield

A picturesque market town surrounded by beautiful countryside and a reasonable commute to London... Too good to be true? Emma Caulton finds out

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The perfect gift for garden lovers

Christmas gifts for gardeners

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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Visitors can stroll the relaxed grounds

Outdoor art gallery at the Mill at Gordleton in Lymington

Leigh Clapp wanders through the grounds of the Mill at Gordleton and discovers an outdoor art gallery with an eclectic display of sculptures by local and national artists

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Statues & Sculptures large garden sculpture worth £99

Win a large Statues & Sculptures garden statue worth £99

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Statues & Scultpures to offer one lucky competition winner a garden statue worth £99.

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David with the extraordinary looking Squash

Upper Swanmore man David Green on his passion for gardening

David Green has been gardening at Hill Top in Upper Swanmore all his life and has a particular passion for growing unusual vegetables and fruit from around the world

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Get planting this Centenary

The Royal British Legion is calling on the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations.

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Discover Homes & Gardens

A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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Elliot Brothers

Elliot Brothers

Elliotts are Hampshire’s leading Independent Builders Merchants, established in 1842 and still family owned today.

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Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility is an independent family run business which concentrates very highly on customer service from initial contact through to full after-sales service.

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Pullingers is an independent furnishings retailer with an extensive showroom on Hayling Island and our Curtain Design Studio in Warsash serving the Portsmouth, Southampton and Chichester areas, and both with free parking on site.

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