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A shortage of combat pilots during WWII saw the Air Transport Auxiliary service recruit civilian aviators. VIV MICKLEFIELD takes a look at Hamble’s incredible female fliers, for whom the sky was the limit | Photos: Courtesy of the ATA Museum

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Beaulieu’s Mary Montagu-Scott discusses the emergence of the New Forest post-lockdown

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Basingstoke’s Joanna Jensen’s award-winning Childs Farm skincare range is a best-seller among parents, now she’s launched Farmologie for adults

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From palazzo pattern challenges to kick-ass kilts, Winchester woman Clare Bradley stormed to stardom during the Great British Sewing Bee. All the while saving lives on the front line at Portsmouth’s QA Hospital.

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When MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo was forced to temporarily close her Southampton restaurant this spring, she immediately looked at how to continue serving the local community. VIV MICKLEFIELD gets a taste of what happened next

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Author Jessie Keane about her latest novel and her life growing up as a Romany Gypsy in Winchester.

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Fortunes of War writer, Olivia Manning may be Portsmouth’s most underrated author

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300 years ago, a man named Gilbert White was born in the little village of Selborne. Little did they know then that this man would turn out to be the first ever ecologist.

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As we mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain, we remember two of the Hampshire ‘Few’ who gave their lives to save others.

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This month marks 400 years since the iconic Mayflower docked in Southampton with its pilgrim passengers hopeful for a new life in America, but it wasn’t all plain sailing.

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