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James arrives home

James Ketchell on his round-the-world cycle and how it feels to complete the ‘ultimate triathlon’

Having just returned from his round-the-world cycle, James Ketchell talks to Claire Pitcher about how it feels to complete the ‘ultimate triathlon’

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The Plough Inn - Head Chef and owner James

Exclusive interview with Great British Menu star James Durrant

You voted for him first at last year’s Food & Drink Awards and now top chef and owner of The Plough Inn in Longparish is set to grace our screens on tonight’s Great British Menu’s North West week. We caught up with him last week to find out some behind the scenes gossip

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Bust of Hampshire diver Alexander McKee unveiled

A bust of Hampshire amateur diver Alexander McKee, the man who rediscovered the sunken Tudor warship Mary Rose under the Solent silt, has been unveiled by his widow 22 years after his death.

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Peter Lloyd

Winchester resident Peter Lloyd on how he went from dock worker to artist fame

David Bowie, Missy Elliott, Holly Johnson, Peter Blake and Vic Reeves. You may be forgiven for speculating on the commonality connecting this impressive list of names from various branches of the music industry, television and arts.

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Education

April 2014 front cover

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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Sixth formers in Swaziland

Hampshire education news - January 2014

News from schools and colleges across Hampshire

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Making dreams come true

Education news - December 2013

News from schools and colleges across Hampshire

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Celebrity interviews

April 2014 front cover

Compilation of quotes from Hampshire celebrities and personalities on what makes our county great

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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The Royal Baby Bookazine

The Royal Baby

Congratulations to Prince George of Cambridge

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Downton Abbey

Hampshire’s own dramatic export, Downton Abbey

As the world enjoys the fourth run of Hampshire’s own dramatic export, Downton Abbey – we catch up with the stars of the show to quiz them on what the new series has in store

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Julia Fordham

Musician Julia Fordham – from Southsea to southern soul

From the Hampshire coast to California, Julia Fordham has seen success spanning two decades. Claire Pitcher caught up with her following her first UK tour in 20 years

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May Martin

Seamstress May Martin on The Great British Sewing Bee

Budge over bake-offs; contestants armed with no more than a needle and thread battle to impress seamstress May Martin

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Charity

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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Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

StreetSmart 2013 - Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

Here at Hampshire Life we are delighted to be backing the StreetSmart Campaign for the second consecutive year.

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Great Pink Bake Off

Breakthrough Breast Cancer launches Great Pink Bake Off 2013

This year leading charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer is recruiting an army of bakers to fire up their ovens, hit the kitchen and give breast cancer a good beating in the first ever Great Pink Bake Off.

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Celebrities to attend Battersea ball in aid of abandoned dogs and cats

Celebrities to attend Battersea ball in aid of abandoned dogs and cats

Britain’s Got Talent presenter Amanda Holden and chat show host Paul O’ Grady lead a spectacular night of fun, glamour and entertainment at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s world famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday November 7.

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