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Hampshire Life December 2014 -

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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Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute Show coming to Southsea

Introducing Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute show presented by Sweeney Entertainments and Produced and Directed by James Baker.

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Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

Festive events and things to do this December in Hampshire - Christmas 2014

Entertain yourself in the lead up to the big day with our pick of the best festive events

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Wink Hair and Beauty

Festive fun at Wink Portsmouth

Wink, Portsmouth Dockyard is hosting an evening of festive fun on Thursday 13 November.

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The Murray Parish Trust to hold inaugural charity ball - discounted rate for Hampshire Life readers

Local actors Sarah Parish and James Murray would like to treat you to a pre christmas extravaganza. The Murray Parish Trust is holding it’s inaugural charity ball, The Odd Ball on Friday 28 November 2014 at the Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT.

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Every room onboard the Seven Seas Mariner has its own balcony

Riding the waves in style on a Mediterranean cruise

How lovely it is to be proved wrong! After years of enjoying cruising holidays, my husband and I thought that we had well and truly exhausted the concept.

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Discover Out & About

Soak up the stunning views from Lepe Country Park

Things to do along Hampshire’s coastline

Enjoy a day out at one of the many coastal attractions in Hampshire.

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Blashford Lakes is a bustling centre for wildlife. Image: Peter Hutchings

Five of the best nature reserves in Hampshire

Discover the great outdoors throughout the year with our selection of nature reserves located across Hampshire.

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A Twitcher's Haven

A Twitcher’s Haven

One of the highlights of living in Hampshire is discovering all sorts of hidden delights right on our doorstep and Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve is a shining example.

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Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line

Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line

Let off steam at this living history railway! Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

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Linger in Lockerley

Linger in Lockerley

You maybe familiar with the nearby town of Romsey, but what do you know about Lockerley?

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Out & About Showcase

Celebrity chef James Martin will be headling the Food and Wine Raceday

James Martin headlines Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday

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Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.

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A team of 10 acrobats form the shape of a racehorse crossing the winning post ridden by Stefanie Hofer to celebrate Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse

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Acrobats form 6ft human racehorse to mark the annual team race at Ascot.

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What do visitors love about Hampshire? look to develop its Hampshire property portfolio to meet tourist demand

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Ice rink Skating under the shadow of the Cathedral

Winter in Hampshire - things to do, photography and walks to enjoy

A collection of walks, places to visit, events and photography for you to enjoy throughout the winter months in Hampshire

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Christmas gifts for art lovers

Unsure what to get the art-lover this Christmas? Here’s our choice for some inspiration

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New pub in Odiham - The George

This Christmas, Odiham village are enjoying the gift of a new pub, The George by Bel & The Dragon group. The Country Inn will bring great British food, an extensive selection of fine wine, and comfortable style to this gorgeous part of Hampshire in a Grade-II listed building that retains many of its original features.

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Photo by Martin Pullan

Things to do in Whitchurch - shopping, eating out and more

Indulge yourself over the holidays with a visit to this festive North Hampshire town and its historical silk mill

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High Street - photo by Joe Low

Christmas in Winchester - things to see and do

Treat yourself this yuletide with a trip to the Christmas capital of the south. With secrets and magic at every turn, you won’t be disappointed on a day out in Winchester

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Testwood Lakes - photo by Peter Hutchings

How turning off a tap can help save the lakes and rivers of Hampshire

As you turn on the tap each day to fill the kettle or settle in for a long soak in the bath, how often do you question where our water comes from? The Wildlife Trust’s Kizzie Henderson tells how, by turning off the tap, you can save Hampshire’s lakes and rivers

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The main MCZs that need our help

How you can help preserve the shores of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The Wildlife Trust works tirelessly to protect our local and well-loved species inland, but what about those out on our beloved coastline? Kizzie Henderson explains why your help is needed to preserve the shores of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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Alaskan Bald Eagle - photo by Sue Heath

Stunning birds of prey to be seen in the New Forest

Hidden deep within The New Forest, Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is ready to delight with its collection of stunning birds of prey

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Iain Curry

CLA Chairman on why we need to protect farmland birds

Iain Curry, CLA Chairman urges farmers to protect our farmland birds

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4 ways to help Hampshire bees get through the winter

With bees being responsible for one third of all the food that ends up on our plates, we need to do what we can to protect them. Kizzie Henderson from The Wildlife Trust gives some tips on how to ensure our Hampshire bees get through the winter

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The thatch-roofed cricket clubhouse viewed from Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst © Steve Davison

New Forest walk - winter stroll around Lyndhurst

Burn off your Christmas feasts and take in the beauty of the New Forest on a walk around Lyndhurst

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Looking north across the rolling countryside of the North Wessex Downs © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk around Hurstbourne Tarrant

Steve Davison heads for the rolling countryside of the North Wessex Downs for an easy walk at Hurstbourne Tarrant

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The Ox Drove an old cattle droving route makes for fairly easy walking © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk - the villages of Upper and Lower Wield

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk through the neighbouring villages of Upper and Lower Wield

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River Test and bridge at Bere Mill © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk along the Mill Trail to Whitchurch

Follow Steve Davison to Whitchurch in the north-west corner of Hampshire for a meander along the Mill Trail

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