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This week...the disappointment of the summer's weather

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015

IT IS no wonder that British people talk about the weather constantly - given its antics recently, there has certainly been a lot to talk about.

This week...working from home whilst looking after a 5 year-old

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

FOR just over three weeks of this summer, I will have been working from home whilst simultaneously looking after our five-year-old.

This week...the pleasure of nostalgic sweet treats

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

IT’S funny how the taste of something can really take you back to a place and time, or remind of you somewhere.

Downton Abbey series 6 premieres in London

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:34pm Thursday 13th August 2015

The award-winning costume drama is primarily filmed on location at, and was inspired by, Highclere Castle.

This week...online hotel reviews and their potential to ruin a holiday

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

A FEW years ago, we made the mistake of looking up the name of the hotel we were due to fly off to on a certain well-known website.

Artists visit Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

ARTISTS helped young songwriters at Dove House School Academy get their imagination flowing during an activity day.

Local rapper Signal releases new single

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Make It Happen is the first single release from the six track hip hop / urban EP of the same name.

Grant for Jane Austen's House letter campaign

Basingstoke Gazette: The letter from Cassandra

8:02pm Friday 17th July 2015

A CAMPAIGN by Jane Austen’s House Museum to purchase a rare letter written by Austen’s sister Cassandra has received a generous grant.

REVIEW: Thread, Colour, Stitch - Willis Museum until August 1

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 18th July 2015

ALL of the description in the world fails to do justice to this fantastic little exhibition from the Embroiderer's Guild Basingstoke Branch– you simply have to see it in person for yourself.

REVIEW: Shrek The Musical, Mayflower Theatre - until July 26

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:24pm Friday 10th July 2015

Shrek The Musical is a few hours of perfectly silly summer fun and it has already attracted theatregoers of all ages to the venue.

CarFest South line-up revealed

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Evans with Pudsey

3:06pm Thursday 9th July 2015

MORE details have been released about what’s in store for those attending CarFest South this summer.

Tommy Allen's Trafficker to perform in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 10th July 2015

TOMMY Allen’s Trafficker perform at Basingstoke Blues Club in the Moose Centre, Churchill Way, this Saturday.

This week...I struggle when planning our baby's cremation

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:45am Thursday 9th July 2015

IT has been a strange week, this week.

This week...coping by cooking, reading and spending time with best friends

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

I SENT my poor other half on a mission to the supermarket a few evenings ago and, if I am being honest, I was expecting a phone call.

Independent film premieres in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 5th July 2015

A FILM made by a local company has celebrated its Basingstoke premiere.

Showcase your talents at Open Mic night

Basingstoke Gazette: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

8:00pm Friday 3rd July 2015

WHETHER you can sing, play guitar, tell jokes, compose poetry or perform conjuring tricks, why not showcase your ability at Basingstoke Discovery Centre’s Open Mic on Saturday?

Concert will mark American Independence Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

ENJOY an American Independence Day concert and barbecue with Basingstoke Concert Band on Saturday, July 4 in the garden of Sherfield-on-Loddon village hall.

Wild West fun day at hospital

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:30pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

AN American Western-themed fun day will take place on Saturday, July 4 from 2pm to 5pm at the Haemophilia Centre (Uplands House) at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital to raise money for the Haemophilia, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Centre.

Charity Fun Day to take place tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

A FUNDRAISING Fun Day in aid of Farnborough Sands – which supports bereaved parents from the Basingstoke area – will take place at Sandhurst Memorial Park on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.

We talk to actor and director Nigel Harman ahead of Shrek the Musical's arrival in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

Nigel, who won two awards playing Lord Farquaad in the West End, is now the touring production's director.

REVIEW: Chatroom, In Yer Face Productions, Central Studio

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Chatroom offered plum roles to six of the theatre group’s students, all of whom were well cast and who brilliantly captured the black comedy of the piece in addition to its dramatic tension.

Cheese and Chilli Festival to take place in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: A cheese and chilli festival is coming to War Memorial Park

9:04am Friday 26th June 2015

THE Cheese and Chilli Festival arrives in War Memorial Park this weekend.

This week...the enduring appeal of snail mail

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

ONE of the things I always found rather endearing about my husband is his love of the post.

REVIEW: Dinosaurs In Your Garden, Willis Museum - until August 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

This exhibition is part of DinoFest 2015, which is running across multiple Hampshire Cultural Trust venues.

This week...trying to get on with things post-bereavement

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

6:30am Thursday 25th June 2015

Round our way we have been concentrating on how to recover from the death of our babies and how best to carry on with life.

This week...we're grateful for the online support of family, friends and strangers

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

6:30am Thursday 18th June 2015

Last week’s column, which touched on the recent death of our second baby due to my Hughes Syndrome, seemed to touch a nerve.

Scarecrow competition and trail

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:02am Friday 12th June 2015

FAMILIES in the local area are welcomed to Chawton’s first scarecrow competition and trail as part of the Chawton Open Gardens weekend on June 13 and 14.

This week...we lose another baby to Hughes Syndrome / APS

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 11th June 2015

I HADN’T got to the stage where I had explained to regular readers the reason why I’d been injecting myself every day in the stomach.

Fun at Old Basing summer fair

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Sunday 31st May 2015

DOLLY’S Vintage returns to Old Basing Village Hall with a traditional summer fair on Sunday, June 28 from 10am until 3pm.

Giant firebird marks launch of Basingstoke Festival programme

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:46pm Friday 29th May 2015

HEAVY rain failed to dampen the spirits of those involved with today’s launch of the 2015 Basingstoke Festival programme.

This week...the power of a good costume drama

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

4:03pm Thursday 28th May 2015

You can’t beat a slice of escapism on, say, a Sunday night to help you beat those end-of-the-weekend blues.

This week...the same-sex marriage referendum

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

IT was with great interest that I watched the results of the recent historic referendum in Ireland.

Tadley firefighters pull in the pounds for charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

THE Fire Fighters Charity has benefited to the tune of £2,500 thanks to a recent fundraising fire engine pull in Tadley.

This week...we're impressed by the BBC's VE 70th anniversary concert

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

The night combined traditional music with more modern performances and wove real stories into the programme of entertainment.

This week...I'm fretting how I'm going to deal with new injections

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

IN last week’s column, I mentioned how much I personally have benefited from the NHS.

REVIEW: Sister Act, Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society - runs until Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:46am Tuesday 12th May 2015

This superb show is currently playing in The Haymarket, Wote Street.

Fatboyz to hold fundraising dance workshop

Basingstoke Gazette: Fatboyz dance troupe

3:04pm Friday 8th May 2015

LOCAL dance company FatBoyZ will host a special one-hour fundraising dance workshop this week.

Anvil panto stars revealed

Basingstoke Gazette: Mark Little

11:03am Friday 8th May 2015

THE Gazette can exclusively reveal that actor Mark Little, who made his name as Joe Mangel in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours, will play Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at The Anvil this Christmas.

This week... why I'll be casting my vote

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:40am Thursday 7th May 2015

ELECTION day is finally upon us and, all over the borough, residents will be visiting their local stations to cast their vote.

New musical theatre show to premiere at The Haymarket

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

The Island Of Lost Children has bee written by Simon Driscoll and Jen Bird specifically for the charity Spotlight UK.

This week... we've a new Pointless addiction

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

7:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

AS a family, we do love a quiz and a puzzle.

This week...a childhood burglary still haunts me

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

8:43am Thursday 23rd April 2015

In addition to my anxieties about travelling generally, queues, bag weight and so on, I always have the awful fear that something will happen to our house while we are away.

Basingstoke Kite Festival to return

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 19th April 2015

THE skies above Down Grange Sports Complex will be full of colour in June for the 23rd Basingstoke Kite Festival.

REVIEW: Bricks in Motion, Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:30am Friday 3rd April 2015

THIS latest LEGO exhibition at Milestones is another fun and educational experience for families.

Italian singer bids farewall to Basingstoke with parting concert

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 3rd April 2015

ITALIAN singer Lara Iacovini bade farewell to Queen Mary’s College (QMC) recently with a special concert.

Local stage school to mark 25 years with Haymarket performance

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:20pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Chandelle Stage School, which is run by Sharon Roberts and is based in the Sycamore Centre in Winklebury, will mark 25 years with a charitable silver anniversary show.

Guides showcase their skills

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 30th March 2015

TALENTED girls and young women from Basingstoke will demonstrate their abilities at an exciting event.

Kingsclere Singers put on concert in Tadley

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 27th March 2015

KINGSCLERE Singers will present Spring Sensations in St Paul’s church, Tadley, tomorrow from 7pm.

This week...the closure of a leisure centre in my hometown prompts a nostalgic wallow

Basingstoke Gazette: This week...we're thinking of the future and finally making a will

9:53am Thursday 26th March 2015

ONE of the worst things about living away from your homeland is having to cope with how it changes while you are away.

Selfie success for Basingstoke director Geoff Harmer

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Geoff's new short film has been chosen for a forthcoming American horror film festival.

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