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Monday Night Football with Ed Chamberlin © Sky Sports/Andi Southam

Some of Hampshire’s best known personalities have revealed what they most love about the county. Here, we compile some quotes from our interviews over the years

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From a phonebox in Ryde, the man behind the comedy icon Frank Spencer would call the BBC with his latest script for Some Mothers Do Av Em. Peter White caught up with writer Raymond Allen

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Michael first visited The Grange last year and fell in love with its character

Until recently, it looked to be curtains for opera at Northington. But now that the acclaimed counter-tenor Michael Chance is taking charge for The Grange Festival 2017, there’s an encore guaranteed writes Viv Micklefield

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English rap star Maxi Jazz, best know as lead vocalist in the ever–popular group Faithless, has revealed the bitter-sweet memories he still holds from his first visit to Hampshire.

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John Taylor is one of the founding members of Duran Duran

Southampton sees the return of Common People festival this month with headliners Duran Duran geared up to entertain the crowd. Peter White chats to bassist John Taylor about what revellers can expect

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Julian Clary

Taking his ‘The Joy of Mincing Tour’ across the south, Julian Clary will be at The Mayflower on May 8 2016 and The Anvil on April 21 2016. Here he reveals some of what audiences can expect.

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Photo by Jason Allen

With his knees deep in mud on the farm, Ian Brown received a call that would change his life forever. Peter White hears how he went from humble farmer to hit songwriter when they met in Fordingbridge

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Lauren Cohan by Gage Skidmore (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/ovjBQ5

Universities in Hampshire have taught a number of students who eventually went on to find fame in the future. Some slightly more left field than others...

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Hampshire celebrities and their pets

Monday, February 15, 2016
Charlotte with her playful African tiger, Aysha

Not even stardom can come between our Hampshire celebs and their beloved pets. Peter White meets the furry friends behind these famous faces

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Chris has travelled the world, but he will always be inspired by his New Forest home

Saving the world’s wildlife is Chris Packham’s mission, but nowhere grabs his attention more than his favourite place, the New Forest says Peter White

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