Soldiers help raise the roof for Scouts...

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SOLDIERS based at Tidworth’s Perham Down Swinton Barracks have been raising the roof in Goodworth Clatford this week.

Suspicion at Tidworth playground

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE were called to a playground in Tidworth after a man was spotted ‘acting suspiciously’.

Satnavs driving lorries round the bend in Chute

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LORRY satnavs are leading HGV drivers up the garden path in Chute Cadley, near Ludgershall.

A taste of local produce

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CELEBRATION of the region’s finest food and drink saw Hampshire as the dish of the day at Sparsholt College’s Taste of Hampshire on Saturday.

Shoppers raise £3k for carers

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ANDOVER Young Carers have benefited from donations of over £3,000 thanks to generous customers from Sainsbury’s in Andover and Andover North.

Councillor comes under fire over state of roads

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE County Council councillor faced a barrage of tough questions about potholes in Overton.

Collingbourne resident targeted by fraudsters

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A COLLINGBOURNE Kingston resident was targeted by fraudsters.

Girls fall from ride at Andover funfair

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A FUNFAIR visit turned into a nightmare when three girls fell from a ride in Andover.

Carnival fever sweeps through Andover

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

CARNIVAL fever swept through Andover’s streets on Sunday – the culmination of a record-breaking year for Andover Carnival.

Restaurant worker abused

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A RESTAURANT worker in Ludgershall suffered racially aggravated abuse.

Slow internet harming Andover businesses

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

ANDOVER companies are having their business hampered by Internet connection problems.

Parish council given £500 grant

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

OVER Wallop Parish Council have received a £500 community grant from Test Valley Borough councillor Tony Hope.

Man punched in face twice

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN was punched in the face twice during an assault in Andover.

Villagers are lifesavers with defibrillator

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

VILLAGERS in Overton are celebrating after a potentially life-saving defibrillator was installed.

Time running out for awards votes

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PEOPLE who want to nominate a local star for a prestigious Pride of Andover award need to act quickly as the nominations window is about to close.

Planners unhappy about cabin idea

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

OWNERS of a smallholding have applied for permission to build an agricultural workers’ cabin on land near Andover – but planners are not happy with it.

Shepherd Spring Pre-school fete success

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:56am Friday 25th July 2014

FEARS of a wash-out were quickly swept away at a hugely successful summer fete at Shepherd Spring Pre-School on Saturday.

College head backs upgrade of skills

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE need to upskill Andover’s workforce in future years so that it can compete in the global economy has been backed by one of Andover’s leading manufacturers, says Andover College’s principal.

Permission given to new builds

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TEST Valley planners have granted permission for six new flats and two houses to be built in Andover’s Belle Vue Road.

Witness appeal after assault

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN was assaulted by a man at Finkley Down Farm between midday and 1.30pm on Thursday, 17 July.

Call for artists at new exhibit

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WHITCHURCH Arts are holding an art exhibition at the Gill Nethercott Centre this weekend.

Andover Flower Club - June and July meetings

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Andover Flower Club

Longparish researchers plea for help

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

RESEARCHERS in Longparish are trying to find out more about the 38 men named on the village war memorial in time for a memorial concert on 14 November in St Nicholas’ Church.

Amport fete a hit

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AMPORT residents and locals enjoyed classic English fete entertainment on Saturday.

Youth clubs 'more than just ping-pong'

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHILDREN’S services Cabinet member Councillor Laura Mayes told the Tidworth Area Board she faced a hard battle to convince some colleagues on Wiltshire’s Cabinet that youth clubs are more than “just places for ping-pong”.

Resident taken to hospital after fire in first floor flat

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN occupant was taken to hospital for treatment after a fire damaged a flat in Andover.

Apology to wrongly accused former MP

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Crown Prosecution Service and Hampshire police have apologised to former Hampshire MP Michael Mates, who was wrongly accused of breaking election law.

Find out more about Institute

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THIS weekend there will be the chance to meet and greet the local Whitchurch Women’s Institution.

Solar farm is step closer

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GERMAN green energy giant has won the first round of its battle to build Britain’s biggest solar farm in the Test Valley countryside.

Film could change the face of farming

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will be showing a film about new ways of farming at Andover’s theatre.

Hospice work well under way

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUILDING work at Naomi House children’s hospice is moving at lightning pace, and staff at the charity have already finished stripping out the old hospice building.

33 arrests in online child abuse operation

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

11:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE and Wiltshire police joined forces with a national campaign to safeguard children from online abuse.

Fitness centre to fundraise

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN Andover fitness centre will be raising funds for a special school.

Funding for zipline repair

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A ZIPLINE in Overton that has fallen into a state of disrepair could be fixed in the coming weeks.

Gin distillery to be tourism gem

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LANDMARK tourist attraction, which has been under construction for more than two years, will finally open to the public in October – and it is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year.

Sport superstars give rare prizes to dad's fundraiser

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TOP golfers, including the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and Hampshire’s own Justin Rose have come together to support young dad Alex Lewis.

PM praises 'exemplary service' of Andover MP

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ANDOVER MP Sir George Young has stood down as Government Chief Whip.

Search for top shop

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MP Claire Perry is on the hunt for the best local independent shop.

Have your say on solar farm bid

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TIME is running out for Overton residents to have their say on a solar farm proposed by Luminous Energy and Belectric, on 17 acres of land at the Lordsfield Plantation.

Suspicious man concerns Ludgershall residents

10:20am Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Ludgershall were worried after a man was seen looking into parked cars.

Prince leads the Army to victory

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRINCE Harry helped polo players from the Army to beat the Royal Navy during the annual Rundle Cup Day which took place in the grounds of Tedworth House.

Success for young photographers

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNG photographers in Andover have won places in a national competition.

Community backing Ellie holiday appeal

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COMMUNITY got behind an event to raise money for a poorly child so that she and her family could go on a well-deserved holiday.

Top tips on how to get railway on track

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RAIL enthusiasts at Swanage Steam Railway have been assisting the local group formed to rekindle the rail link between Andover and Ludgershall as a community and heritage facility.

Problem peacocks could be on the move

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO noisy peacocks in Overton have come to the attention of councillors some of whom think the birds would be better off in a zoo.

Sunday buses

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

ANDOVER’S new bus station became operational on Sunday – as did a new Sunday service serving northern parts of the town.

Local MP's career on the up

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

LOCAL MP Claire Perry was one of the women MPs promoted in this week’s Government shake-up.

Andover town centre attack

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN was twice punched in the face during an assault in Andover.

Fancy dress fun

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DOZENS of villagers in fancy dress raced against each other in wheelbarrows at an annual fundraising event.

Artwork commemorates war

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BANNER to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War has been created by pupils at Barton Stacey CE Primary School.

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