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Events

Mon, 15:11

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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Truckmania

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
©National Trust Images/John Millar

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month. Compiled by Charlotte Tomlinson-White

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Including a Charity Auction in aid of Home-Start UK

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Monday, March 16, 2015
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T.H. Burroughs Family Butchers delightful ‘Sausage making evening’ is back at The Good Life on Wednesday 25 March and Manydown Farm Shop on Friday 27 March.

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Holidays

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Overlooking the magical Watergate Bay in Cornwall

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Every room onboard the Seven Seas Mariner has its own balcony

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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Walks

Mon, 11:48
Sea and sun looking towards the Isle of White from Barton on Sea © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Barton on Sea for a coastal walk with views across to the Isle of Wight

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Following the Hangers Way towards Vann Farm after Point 2 © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Hawkley for a walk in the South Downs National Park to the north of Petersfield

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Looking east back towards Upton © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to the North Hampshire Downs for a peaceful walk with some lovely views and a pub

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Take a seat and admire the views of the River Hamble between Point 3 and 4 © Steve Davison

Our walk this month, a figure-of-eight stroll which can easily be split into two shorter walks if required, is based at historic Botley and follows parts of the Strawberry Trail - a 15-mile route that weaves its way through an area that was once well-known for the sweet, red fruits.

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Looking south across Fleet Pond © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Fleet Pond in the north eastern corner of Hampshire for a breath of fresh air after the festive period

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Places

12:41

With the current decline of the Great British High Street, this month Chris van Schaick shares his theory on why business could perhaps be so slow

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Yesterday, 12:30
Steve Brown cycled 1200 miles around Britain to promote the Magna Carta anthem

Odiham is poised to celebrate its part in the 800th anniversary of the world’s most famous legal document. Graham Price finds out more about the village’s role in Magna Carta history and some of the exciting events taking place to celebrate

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Wed, 12:11
West Green House plays host to a variety of outdoor operas

Summer is on the horizon and one of the best ways to enjoy those long evenings is with a picnic, a bottle of Champagne and a large dose of fun-filled entertainment at open air theatre productions across the county. Claire Pitcher brings you her top picks not to be missed

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Tue, 11:06
Buckler's Hard village street

Buckler’s Hard, the famous shipbuilding village on the banks of the Beaulieu Estate, is set to become more than a tourist attraction when doors open to the new Shipwright School this summer. Viv Micklefield met with the woman who’s resurrecting the maritime history of this important site

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Tue, 10:32
Concorde. Photo: FAST archive

Not so long ago, Farnborough Aerodrome was home to some of the government’s most top-secret aviation projects. Now, thanks to a group of historic buildings enthusiasts, it’s possible to get a glimpse into this Hampshire site’s achievements. Viv Micklefield checks-in

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Wildlife

Mon, 11:47

Whether your outside space is vast or small, you can do your bit to make it wildlife friendly says Debbie Dawkins from the Wildlife Trust

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
New Forest Ponies Under Rainbow (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Barely a week goes by when we don’t hear on the news about the incredible strain our health system is under. Whether it’s overstretched A&E departments, or older people in our communities becoming frailer – it’s clear something needs to change for the NHS to cope.

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Seahorses make their home in the seagrass

Immersed beneath its surface, The Solent is harbouring an underwater rainforest and it needs our protection. Laura Drake from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust explains how we can do more to save this vitally important habitat

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Find out how to spot one of the county’s most fascinating birds, the Nightjar, or ‘Goatsucker’ as it used to be known, with Outdoor Ranger Laura Baker

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Hoverflies are key pollinators

With the county’s pollen loving species in decline, Kizzie Henderson from the Wildlife Trust explains how acting now can help to save our plants, flowers and most importantly, our crops for future generations to come

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