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Manufacturers and merchants of salt for over 100 years – Maldon Salt

For thousands of years on the marshland surrounding the Red Hills of Essex, along the shores of the Blackwater Estuary, sea water has been collected and dried to produce distinctive white crunchy sea salt crystals.

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Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards - our finalists announced

The finalists in each category have been chosen. The overall winner of each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 26th November.

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Creating the perfect family photograph - Margot tries the good life

This month, Margot gathers up the troops in the effort to create the perfect family photograph

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Chris van Schaick on the DIY culture of the modern man

This month, Chris van Schaick ponders the DIY culture of the modern day man and his somewhat obession with the awe-inspiring power tool

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Linda Wilson

Accredited Workplace Mediator role for Linda Wilson at a Petersfield solicitors

MacDonald Oates solicitors recently announced that Linda Wilson, Associate and Head of the Employment Department, is now an Accredited Workplace Mediator.

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Education

Harry Roberts and Howard Tamplin

Farnborough College student lands dream job at Starflight Aviation

18 year-old Harry Roberts from Farnborough College of Technology has landed his dream job at Farnborough based Starflight Aviation just one week after completing his Business Diploma.

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Brock Cookery Students

Baking champions at Brockenhurst College

Brockenhurst College recently hosted one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, Wessex Salon Culinaire, held in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

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Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Hampshire

A Hampshire Life list of famous people schooled in the county

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The Mayor of Southampton, Hannah Mullarky - Vice-President of Student Engagement and Hayley Meredith - DofE Operations Officer

Solent Students’ Union first in UK to hold Duke of Edingburgh award licence

Southampton Solent Students’ Union is proud to be the first in the UK to hold a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award licence, making the University the first in the South East of England to be able to offer this award to students.

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Portsmouth High School’s Head Girl team raise over £5000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Portsmouth High School’s Head Girl team were delighted to present Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque for £5,135.61 after spending a year fundraising for the cause.

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People Showcase

Anne Leiper

Changes in child custody laws and family courts – what you need to know

Anne Leiper from specialist Family Law firm LGFL LLP explains the changes in child law that came in earlier last month.

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Celebrity interviews

Quentin Blakes success is all the more remarkable when you learn he is largely self-taught

Quentin Blake on life as an illustrator, his Mottisfont show and a desire for perfection

Following his hot ticket show at Mottisfont, Viv Micklefield talks to Quentin Blake about his journey from English teacher to the country’s favourite illustrator

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James Durrant

Compilation of quotes from celebrities and personalities featured in Hampshire Life

Some of Hampshire’s best known personalities have revealed what they most love about the county. Here, we compile some quotes from interviews on their work, life in Hampshire and why they are grateful for the county

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James Durrant on working with Gordon Ramsey, winning Great British Menu and his gastro pub in Longparish

James Durrant may have trained under Gordon Ramsey and won the BBC’s Great British Menu but it is by the dishes he cooks every day at his gastro pub in Longparish that this ambitious and exacting chef patron expects to be judged

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Sarah Parish at her home near Alton

Interview with Atlantis star and Alton resident Sarah Parish

Atlantis star Sarah Parish is juggling a house move, motherhood and a busy career but she still makes time to raise money for a cause that is close to her heart, discovers Viv Micklefield on a visit to her home near Alton

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Kiran Rai

Actor Kiran Rai on Hollywood ambition, his TV chat show and spending time in Hampshire

The hit film Slumdog Millionaire inspired a generation of aspiring young Asian actors. Among them is Kiran Rai who at just 22 has his own TV chat show and a burgeoning modelling career. But whilst Kiran may have his sights firmly set on Hollywood, his loves nothing more than spending down time in Hampshire, where Viv Micklefield met him

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Charity

Hampshire pet company Billy+Margot to help treat hard working hearing dogs across the country

Hampshire based pet company Billy+Margot has set tails wagging at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, after agreeing a special partnership with the Buckinghamshire based charity to help treat the hard working hearing dogs that support recipients across the country.

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Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire hosts 7th Annual Terry Fox 5K run for cancer charities

Sunday, October 5, 2014 guarantees to be an afternoon of family fun – and all for a wonderful cause.

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First recipient of the award Brian Ingram being presented with the award by Her Majesty the Queen, with Alan Titchmarsh, Patron of the New Forest Trust and 2012 New Forest Show President

New Forest charity seeks nominations for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award

New Forest conservation charity, the New Forest Trust is seeking nominations for its Diamond Jubilee Award.

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The Community Projects team, from LtoR - Mat Read, Greg Sinclair, James Gatt, Lee Tomlinson, Jack Bishop, Adam Scott, Greg Matusiak, Matt Schofield, David Brind

Basingstoke business ready to volunteer at local community groups

Absolutely Leisure is calling out to Basingstoke groups to come forward and let them know of any jobs that staff members can help them with.

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