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The Southampton boy who became the star of Wimbledon with his Wombles theme tune: Mike Batt has contributed more to the cultural landscape of Britain than many people realise with his flair for classical composition says Karen Anne Overton

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Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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Lauren Cohan by Gage Skidmore under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence ( via

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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Revelling in the success of Southampton’s newest festival, Common People, Radio DJ and organiser Rob Da Bank confirms it will be back for 2016 when he met with Peter White

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The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Martin Freeman (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

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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Denise Black

With fish and chips in hand, star of stage and screen, Denise Black, tells of her childhood growing up in Emsworth

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After getting her big break as Dr Tara Lo in Holby City, Southampton’s rising star Jing Lusi is leaving Hampshire behind and heading for the Hollywood Hills

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David Gower

On Friday 15 May at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton you can hear cricket legend and former England captain David Gower in conversation with BBC South Today’s Sally Taylor MBE.

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Philippa Forrester & Charlie Hamilton James

Throughout history, Hampshire has been home to many happy couples. We take a light-hearted look at some of the county’s more famous romantic liaisons

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