CATEGORIES

Southampton's first Michelin star?

Newly opened southeast Asian restaurant, Blue Jasmine, could have all the right ingredients to claim the coveted title

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

This GIRL CAN

Tracy Edwards MBE paved the way for women in sport with her boat Maiden. Now, 30 years on, she’s showing women around the world that they can do something amazing too

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

The good ship LIBERTY

A call out on Instagram saw this Overton artist being included in the iconic Liberty Book

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

For KING & country

Can someone be born into greatness? We share the story of one of Britain’s most underrated monarchs, Henry III

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

Doing it for THEMSELVES

Multi-tasking sisters Iman and Yasmine El Sheik have just launched their new haircare brand Divinely Made, set to transform curly locks across the country

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

The Bear Ladies

Julie Tatchel and Amanda Middleditch from Bear It In Mind in Hythe regularly have viewers in tears with their bear restorations on the BBC hit show, The Repair Shop

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

A walk in Wonderland

A New Forest walk in the footsteps of Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

Creature comfort

From growing up with Hampshire racehorses to caring for dogs and cats at home, Clare Balding’s love of animals has seen her through good times and bad

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

A rare find

Hampshire’s diverse habitats attract all of Britain’s six native species of reptiles

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Hampshire Life
November 2020

A friend in need

Margot has met a kindred spirit to share her renovation horror stories

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November 2020

If walls could talk

As part of Black History Month, we unearth the stories of Portchester Castle’s Caribbean prisoners of war from the 18th century

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

Heard it through the GRAPEVINE

It is an exciting time for English sparkling wine, and Hampshire is at the forefront with some of the county’s best vineyards

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

DEFENDING Hampshire

From motte and bailey structures to great stone fortresses, Hampshire’s castles are bursting with stories and secrets

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

Right of passage

Beverley Dowdell was just 27 when she came to Southampton from Jamaica. To celebrate Black History Month, she tells her story

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October 2020

Dog days are over

We Brits love dogs. So why have people bought puppies in lockdown that they are already starting to abandon?

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

BATHE IN STYLE

Bathrooms should be the best possible balance of form and function, creating a space that delivers what you need with what you love

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

Custodians of the SOIL

The Baring family share how they are futureproofing their estate to make it financially and ecologically sustainable

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

THE FUN GUY

When it comes to unearthing fascinating fungi in the New Forest, former chef Richard Sawden is the go-to expert

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

Wedded serendipity

Despite their original plans being kiboshed by Covid-19, Jo and Bruce enjoyed the intimate wedding ceremony most couples truly dream of

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

AUTUMN'S mellow MAGIC

As the National Trust celebrates its 125th anniversary, enjoy nature’s crescendo in the grounds of two of its Hampshire properties

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Hampshire Life
October 2020

The art house

Inspired by an art gallery yet designed to accommodate music, this Sway home is a rare find in the New Forest

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

The Shadow Factories

From laundries and bus depots to garages and hotels, Southampton’s secret network of manufacturing facilities helped the RAF win the Battle of Britain

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

When technology meets ART

Southampton artist Andrew Tubbs uses an iPad to create his stunning paintings inspired by local landscapes

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

Quiet beauty

The unique gardens of Bere Mill in Whitchurch are inextricably linked with the river and have a defining tranquility

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

Old SCHOOL ties

As bells ring out to signal the start of a new academic year, we explore eight of Hampshire’s historic schools

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

A forest reawakening

Few are better equipped to help navigate the New Forest’s post-lockdown recovery than Beaulieu’s Mary Montagu Scott

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

FRONT RUNNER

Now racing has returned to our screens, ITV’s Ed Chamberlin reveals what it has been like presenting from his Broughton home

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

Behind closed doors

Meet the two women shining a light on Hampshire’s hidden historical sites as the 2020 Heritage Open Days defy the coronavirus crisis

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

10 New places to dine out

From the historic Grosvenor Hotel to pop-up café The Yard, book in to Hampshire’s newest places to eat

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

Fighting For An Equal Education

Founder of Cambridge University’s first women’s college, suffragist Emily Davies was born in Southampton

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Hampshire Life
September 2020

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