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Hampshire: County of England
Hampshire is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Winchester, England's former capital city. Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council. With a population of 1.8 million, Hampshire is the most populous ceremonial county in the United Kingdom.


Holidaymaker almost loses toe from spider bite [Video]

Holidaymaker almost loses toe from spider bite

An intrepid traveller who survived swimming with sharks on the trip of alifetime told how he was so badly bitten by a venomous spider on the sameholiday that doctors threatened to amputate his toe...

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15-year-old becomes youngest to sail solo around Britain [Video]

15-year-old becomes youngest to sail solo around Britain

Timothy Long waves as he sails his 28ft boat into Hamble Marina, Hampshire,becoming the youngest person to sail solo around Britain.

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Pupils ‘distressed and crying’ after school bus roof sheared off in bridge crash [Video]

Pupils ‘distressed and crying’ after school bus roof sheared off in bridge crash

Children were left “distressed, screaming and crying” after their double-decker school bus crashed into a railway bridge, shearing off the roof. Threepupils were taken to hospital with “serious..

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Hampshire police unit supervisor 'sent emails to run football club'

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Hampshire motorway closed by double-decker bus fire

The M27 motorway is closed when a double-decker bus catches fire.
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Schoolboy breaks solo round-Britain sailing record

Timothy Long, 15, set off from Hampshire on 16 July to sail the 1,600-mile voyage.
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Richard Morris: Cause of diplomat's death 'not yet known'

Richard Morris was found dead in a forest after going missing from Alton, Hampshire, in May.
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Woman pushing pram "narrowly missed" by train at Hilsea

A woman is caught by a train's onboard camera trying to cross the rail tracks at Hilsea, Hampshire.
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Steelbacks maintain fine start in T20 Blast

Northamptonshire beat Birmingham Bears to claim a third straight victory, while Somerset, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent all win in the T20 Blast.
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Richard Morris: Body found in search for missing diplomat

Richard Morris, the British High Commissioner to Fiji, was last seen running in Hampshire in May.
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Boy, 15, cleared over Southampton carjacking-bid murder

The Hampshire teenager is also found not guilty of James Laurie's manslaughter in Southampton.
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Bob Willis Trophy: James Fuller takes hat-trick as Hampshire thump Surrey

Hampshire paceman James Fuller takes a hat-trick as Hampshire skittle Surrey for 74 to beat them by an innings and 52 runs.
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Matt Bone: Death of man missing for two years 'unexplained'

Matt Bone, from Hampshire, disappeared in 2018 while visiting the Malvern Hills.
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Major search after water scooter found adrift off Hampshire

A mobile phone was found onboard and the engine safety cut-out switch was not attached.
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England hopeful Robinson shines in Trophy - day three round-up

England hopeful Ollie Robinson takes 5-29 as Sussex beat Hampshire by 94 runs to become the first match winners in the Bob Willis Trophy.
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Richard Morris: Mystery jogger in missing diplomat search

Richard Morris, 52, the British High Commissioner to Fiji, was last seen running in Hampshire in May
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Fourteen-year-old boy from Hampshire charged with plotting terror attack

Teenager, from Eastleigh, facing one count of preparation of terrorist acts connected to Islamist terrorism
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World's Oldest Man Bob Weighton Dies From Cancer Aged 112

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Bob Weighton death: World's oldest man dies aged 112 from cancer

The world's oldest man, Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, has died aged 112 from cancer, his family has confirmed to PA.
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Louise Smith: Body in Havant woods confirmed as missing teenager

Police say a body recovered from Havant Thicket in Hampshire is the missing 16-year-old.
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Missing Louise: Body found in Havant teenager search

Police searching for 16-year-old Louise find remains in a Hampshire woodland.
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Coronavirus: Long queues as recycling centres reopen

Long queues of cars build up outside household recycling centres in Dorset and Hampshire.
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Coronavirus: Hampshire woman, 99, survives Covid-19

Carrie Pollock is recovering at home after being diagnosed with Covid-19 in hospital.
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Coronavirus: New domestic abuse helpline for Hampshire

Aurora New Dawn started the service after national charities were inundated with calls.
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Nathan Lyon: Australia spinner's deal at Hampshire cancelled

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon's deal to play part of the 2020 season at Hampshire is cancelled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Bob Weighton turns 112: The times and life of the world's oldest man

Bob Weighton, from Hampshire, turns 112 today. What has the world's oldest man lived through?
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Coronavirus: Gosport pub hands out toilet roll

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County lines: Hampshire schools pay private firms for sniffer dogs

Concern over county lines drug gangs leads schools in Hampshire to pay for sniffer dogs to visit.
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Hampshire village of Overton declares 'climate emergency'

A Hampshire village has declared a climate emergency and is coming up with ways to cut carbon emissions.
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Plastic waste: The Hampshire Refillery drops in on customers

A mobile refillable shop is bringing supplies to customers in Hampshire to reduce plastic waste.
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Hampshire M27 closure: 'Total disaster' traffic congestion warning

A motorway closure in Hampshire coincides with disruption to train services following a derailment.
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Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101

Flying ace Wing Cdr Paul Farnes was one of the last of "The Few" and died at his home in Hampshire.
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'Occult' killings: Man arrested over 'Satanic' sheep deaths in New Forest

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Barton-on-Sea 'tornado' causes damage to homes

People living on the Hampshire coast woke to find damaged windows, fences and walls.
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Hampshire schoolboy records Christmas climate change single

Frankie Morland is aiming for Christmas number one with his song about climate change.
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Bullying: Teachers share their stories in video for pupils

Staff at Perins School in Hampshire hope it will help pupils who are being bullied themselves.
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Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be dark sky reserve

The night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset is granted special protection.
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Dark sky reserve status for English area

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A controlled blast removes the roof of the turbine house at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.
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Abbott takes 17 wickets to leave Somerset title hopes in balance

Somerset's Championship title hopes remain in the balance after Hampshire complete a 136-run victory at the Ageas Bowl.
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Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.
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Pakistan's Babar Azam scores a superb unbeaten 55-ball century as Somerset thrash Hampshire in the T20 Blast.
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Kiefer Sutherland performs surprise show at Hampshire children's hospice

The charity had appealed for actor Kiefer Sutherland to join them for "tea, cake and a jam".
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Gurinderjit Rai shotgun death suspect released on bail

Gurinderjit Rai was found shot dead in a parked car in a lay-by in Corhampton, Hampshire on 13 July.
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Man found shot dead in parked car near Corhampton

Gurinderjit Rai's body was discovered close to a Hampshire golf club, murder detectives say.
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Hambledon murder probe: Teenager held under Mental Health Act

A woman's body was found at a house in Hambledon, Hampshire, on Monday.
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Alfonso the vet sings opera to Hampshire's cows

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