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The recruitment of women into the Royal Navy is now the norm, 100 years after the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service. There have been choppy waters along the way though, as Viv Micklefield discovers on a visit to Portsmouth

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Who better to tell us about Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death than a writer who’s often been compared to her? Faith Eckersall caught up with our own Joanna Trollope, ahead of her talk about Austen at the Winchester Festival

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On Thursday 8 June 2017, the country will begin voting to elect the Parliament of the United Kingdom. We’ve put together a list of Hampshire constituencies and candidates

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Sir Ben Ainslie is one of our greatest living sportsmen, used to striking gold on his own in a boat. But he’s now embarked on a team quest to win The America’s Cup on behalf of the nation and, as Paul Hudson discovers, technology is driving the bid

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Hidden away in the centre of Eastleigh is an artistic powerhouse that started with a ‘crazily brave’ idea and is now a thriving creative hub. But it wouldn’t have got off the ground without backing from on high, as Faith Eckersall discovered

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As another appalling incident on our roads hits the headlines, we are once again reminded that speed kills. But this isn’t a new message, so why is it still falling on deaf ears?

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The first Winchester Portrait Exhibition, which runs until May 2, can now be added to the city’s overflowing cultural calendar. Sandra Smith meets the man who got it off the ground, with a little help from his friends

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Animal, vegetable or mineral, everything is fair game for the artistic eye of the modest Sandra Binney. A hairdresser by trade, she meets Sandra Smith

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When it comes to dream jobs, Kerry Witt has hit the naughty but nice jackpot. The pastry chef turned New Forest chocolatier spills the (cacao) beans on her confections to Faith Eckersall

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Hampshire artist Kim Whitby

Monday, April 10, 2017

Those teenage years can be difficult, particularly for the parents. What do you do, for instance, when they just ignore you? When it happened to Kim Whitby, she entered an art competition and hasn’t looked back since

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