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Festival coming to Froxfield in September

On Saturday 13 September, Froxfield will host Froxfield Festival. It is the first event of its kind for Froxfield.

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The view from The Quay in Lymington

August 2014 events and things to do in Lymington and Pennington

A selection of events in and around Lymington and Pennington this month

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Lights out to mark the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain’s entry to the First World War

LIGHTS OUT - one million candles to remember at 10pm on Monday 4 August.

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Hampshire July front cover

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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Hampshire Hogs to host 6-a-side tournament in Warnford

The Hampshire Hogs Cricket Club are encouraging all cricket fans to join them at their beautiful home ground in Warnford, Hampshire for a day of high-octane six-a-side cricket.

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Holidays

Hampshire July front cover

Quirky places to stay in Hampshire

People thrive for that thrill of something different so we’ve compiled some vital info on some of the most interesting places to stay in Hampshire

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Colchester Castle Museum

Explore Essex’s museums

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From tiny one-room collections to vast centres dedicated to a particular type of history, Essex is rich in museums that will bring the past to life for you.

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Discover Out & About

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

Ant and Dec will pay a special visit to the racecourse on Sunday

Get set for the King George Weekend at Royal Ascot

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Ascot’s King George Weekend (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July) is amongst the UK’s most important Flat meetings and this year’s event will be no exception with an attractive line up both on and off the track.

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Ascot Property Raceday 2010

Summer racing continues at Ascot Racecourse

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Following on from the spectacle of Royal Ascot, the summer’s flat racing season continues with the First July Weekend race meeting taking place this Friday 11th and Saturday 12th July at Ascot Racecourse.

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On 5 restaurant at Ascot Racecourse

Another Level

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Joanne Sindall reveals the multi-million-pound On 5 restaurant that is open for Royal Ascot – with Tom Kerridge as chef in residence

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Jimmy Quinn riding Yeager wins The Deloitte Handicap Stakes at Ascot racecourse on July 27, 2013. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Photo Finish

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James Gill meets race-loving Alan Crowhurst, who pursued his passion to become an award-winning photographer

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Royal Ascot unveils David Mach collage. Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images for Royal Ascot

Great British Drama

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David Mach tells Eleanore Kelly the story of perhaps the greatest social event anywhere in the world. This he did in the form of a collage entitled ‘The Great British Drama’

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Places

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*VIDEO* Amazing lightning forks over Four Marks

Lightning forks over Four Marks, Hampshire shot by YouTube user Ben Thompson

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Incredible footage of Boeing 787-9 display at Farnborough Airshow

If you’re heading to the Farnborough International Airshow this year, take a look at this incredible footage of a Boeing 787-9 displaying some remarkable manoeuvres

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Grange Park © Robert Workman

Hampshire Life editor Elizabeth Barnett shares her night at the Opera in Alresford

For the last countless number of years I have been saying that I must go to Grange Park Opera; and at last I have finally managed it! I had such an amazing time that I had to share my experience with you.

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Hill Head beach is popular for watersports

Best things about living on the Hampshire coast

From marinas and ports to harboursides and cobbled streets, there’s so much to enjoy about living on Hampshire’s coastline says Emma Caulton

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Things on offer at the Farnborough Airshow

This month marks the return of one of the most anticipated air shows in the country. Farnborough will once again be opening its doors to the general public to experience a two day aviation extravaganza on July 19 and 20. With a real focus on family activities, there will be even more on offer this year to keep you entertained.

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Wildlife

Badgers live in extended family groups

Peter Hutchings from the Wildlife Trust on our connection with the badger

With the culling saga fresh in our minds, badger conservation has never been more poignant.

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Dense beds of seagrass can protect against erosion

New byelaws secure the long-term future of Solent seagrass

The Wildlife Trust has worked tirelessly to protect the seagrass beds of the Solent, which is why we are celebrating the signing of three new byelaws that will secure their long-term future

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Comma by Amy Lewis

Butterflies to look out for in Hampshire

The beautiful butterfly wafting along a spring breeze is a highlight at this time of year and we have an abundance of species here in Hampshire

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Bouldnor Forest by Natalie Light

Wildlife on offer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Get to know some of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s friendly dwellers on a trip to one of the Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves

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Winnall Moors - great for people

Evaluating the changes brought to Winnall Moors in Winchester

In 2008, the Wildlife Trust began an ambitious five-year plan to improve Winnall Moors, a beautiful nature reserve just minutes from Winchester’s city centre. Now the project has finished Martin de Retuerto, Winnall Moors Project Manager, evaluates the changes

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Walks

At the end of Priory Road the walk heads down the cliff to the shoreline via a flight of steps © Steve Davison

Head to the Isle of Wight for a coastal walk

Steve Davison heads across to the Isle of Wight for a coastal walk offering some great views and a visit to the seaside town of Shanklin

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The final part of the walk heads through fields before passing The Sun Inn © Steve Davison

Steve Davison on the hunt for the famous golden postbox in Bentworth

Steve Davison leads the way on a 5 mile walk exploring the countryside around Bentworth, keeping an eye out for its famous golden postbox

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A peaceful scene at Keyhaven harbour © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk along the Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes coastline

Steve Davison heads to the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park to explore the picturesque coastline around Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes

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The walk heads along the shoreline passing the lighthouse (or Beaulieu River Millennium Beacon) which was built to help seafarers navigate in The Solent (at high tide you may have to use the parallel road instead) © Steve Davison

The beautiful coastal views on offer when walking along the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park

Walking along the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park offers lovely coastal views, picturesque villages and a fascinating history, writes Steve Davison.

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The picturesque River Meon near Soberton © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk around Meon Valley

Follow Steve Davison on a 4 1/2 mile walk exploring the picturesque Meon Valley

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