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Louise Jordan

forest LIVE presents: Louise Jordan’s album launch

forest LIVE presents the launch of singer, musician and composer Louise Jordan’s third album ‘Veritas’ at Fordingbridge Town Hall on Saturday 27th September.

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September 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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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 Country Sports Day at Tichborne Park

Hampshire Country Sports Day on Sunday 14th September at Tichborne Park near Alresford, is all set to provide a fun packed celebration of country pursuits, with fantastic displays and competitions throughout the day.

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Crowds watching the race at Cowes Week. Getty Images

Meraid Griffin on what to expect from Cowes Week

There may be a part of Cowes Week that is all high society balls and champagne but as Meraid Griffin discovered, it can also make for a brilliant day out

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Holidays

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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

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

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?

Holidaycottages.co.uk look to develop its Hampshire property portfolio to meet tourist demand

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Holiday E-Edition

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Places

Behind the scenes at Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards dinner venue The Elvetham

The Elvetham has a rich and colourful past - not least in laying on lavish banquets for royalty. Chosen as the venue for our glittering Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards dinner, the hotel knows a thing or two about parties, says Elizabeth Barnett

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New Forest - where the ponies and donkeys roam

Best things about living in the New Forest

It has open countryside and seclusion but also an array of buzzing towns and villages. And if you know where to look in the Forest, you can still buy well says Emma Caulton

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Betty

In the heart of the New Forest in a VW Camper

The vehicle of choice for ‘60s hippies and ‘70s surfers is cool once more, thanks to staycation and glamping trends combining with a revival for everything retro.

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*VIDEO* Hampshire crop circles

Aerial footage of the recent crop circles in Tichborne - from YouTube user MrGyro FPV

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Tuppenny Barn embracing social media to complete its eco-friendly education centre

Tuppenny Barn is a social enterprise in Southbourne which grows and sells its own organic fruit and veg. As well as promoting sustainable working practices and teaching young people how organic food production works and provides courses and workshops for the local community.

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Wildlife

Deborah Griffiths shares her top tips for wildlife gardening

Deborah Griffiths from The Wildlife Trust says creating a prize wildlife garden does not mean weeds and overgrowth

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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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Walks

All Saints Church dates back to the 12th century (portrait)

Hampshire walk around Minstead visiting the grave of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Steve Davison heads to the New Forest to explore the final resting place of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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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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