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Yesterday, 16:37

The secluded beauty and calming powers of wild swimming has been attracting quite a following in the UK. Natalie French speaks to the founder of The Outdoor Swimming Society, Kate Rew, and discovers Hampshire’s own wild watering holes

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Yesterday, 16:35
Hook is surrounded by pretty villages - such as Rotherwick with its pubs, ponies and landrovers.

Hook always feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere else, Emma Caulton wonders about the pleasures of staying put

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Set in over 400 acres of land, Thruxton race track is the fastest circuit in the country. We sent Jane Gazzard to get to grips with some serious boys’ toys that cater for enthusiasts from five to 85

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Discover market stalls of artisan produce. Photo: The Electric Eye

In celebration of the Hampshire Food Festival’s special anniversary, Hampshire Fare take us back to the beginning to find out how the county’s love for local food has grown

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We took to Instagram one afternoon and discovered a whole host of amazing Hampshire photos. Here are 15 of the best we found...

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Historic Hartley Wintney has been bustling with traders for over 250 years and today boasts an array of established and new entrepreneurs. Some of the High Street’s recent arrivals tell us why they love being in Hartley Wintney

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Boom Town Fair

Festival fever has taken hold in Hampshire. Whatever your taste in music, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best music events taking place in our county this year

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Monday, June 8, 2015

As the weather heats up, there’s no better place to visit than the glorious New Forest coastline. From cruises to campsites, walking tours to wildlife you’re guaranteed a full itinerary

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Monday, June 8, 2015

With festival fever taking hold in Hampshire, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best food/drink events to enjoy across our county this year

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Agapanthus 'Purple delight'

Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu opens its doors for just one weekend a year on August 2 and 3 when visitors can see behind the scenes of one of the south’s leading producers of perennials.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
View across the River Hamble from the bridge at Swanwick

From sailing along the strawberry coast to shopping on cobbled streets, the Hamble Valley offers an idyllic lifestyle as Emma Caulton discovered on a recent visit

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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People love the thrill of staying somewhere different so we’ve compiled some vital info on some of the most interesting places to stay in Hampshire

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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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Friday, May 22, 2015
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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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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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Monday, May 11, 2015
Quay Hill

From stories of smuggling and sea salt to summer sailing and superb shopping, Emma Caulton celebrates living the high life in the seaside town of Lymington

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

20-21 June 2015, Minley Training land, Camberley, GU17 9UF. Take on the challenge of the Brutal Enduro this summer. This great event is organised by the Brutal10 team who deliver some of the best-known mud runs in the South East.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Children playing Pooh sticks on a bridge over the River Test at Mottisfont ©National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

The tranquil landscape of the Test Valley tempts visitors with its award-winning food, home-grown fizz and gentle riverside walks. Throw in a gallery or two and the boutique-lined Stockbridge High Street and you have an indulgent weekend ahead

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