School-leaver Ryan joins Civil Service

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ANDOVER school-leaver Ryan Foord was among 200 youngsters welcomed to Government as Civil Service Fast Track apprentices by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude.

Scout hut's revamp thanks to squadron

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ROYAL Engineers based at Perham Down have renovated a Goodworth Clatford scout hut.

Call for action over 'mini crime wave'

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ANDOVER UKIP councillor Tony Hooke has requested an urgent meeting with Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes to talk about what he describes as a ‘mini crime wave’ in the town.

Break in at church centre

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3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

OFFENDERS broke into St Paul’s Church Centre in Andover’s Smannel Road last Sunday night (21 September) and caused damage to doors and windows. It is not believed that anything was stolen.

Gems raid at house

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a burglary at a house in Augustine Way, Charlton, near Andover.

Club needs help after fire strikes

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GRATELEY-based archery club is appealing for a new indoor shooting area after the buildings they practise in were destroyed by fire.

Thousands roll up to enjoy the fun of the fair

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CRAFTERS, bakers and candlestick makers flocked to Weyhill Fairground last weekend for the Michaelmas Fair.

Seekers find their treasure

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WINNERS of the Andover Town Centre Partnership (ATCP) treasure trail were presented with their prizes last Thursday afternoon in the High Street.

Disruptions on the A34 - latest

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9:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN INCIDENT involving an overturned lorry and two vehicles has resulted in the closure of both lanes of the Northbound A34 at Sutton Scotney.

New principal visits primary schools

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE new principal of Winton Community Academy has been fielding questions to local Year 6 pupils about life in secondary school. Nathan Thomas has visited Vigo Junior School, Anton Junior School, Andover Primary School, Knights Enham Junior School, Endeavour Primary School and Smannell and Enham Primary School. He has also been getting the students up on their feet singing and dancing in the morning assemblies. “The Year 6 students have been brilliant with lots of energy and excellent questions about what it’s like at secondary school,” said Mr Thomas. As well as singing and dancing together the primary school pupils have been finding out more about Winton Community Academy and their open evening on Tuesday 30 September. “These are exciting times for Winton Community Academy and I would like as many year six or Year 5 students parents as possible to visit us at our open evening to see how things are changing,” he added. “Winton already has many strengths with wonderful staff and students but understandably parents are concerned by some of the difficulties it has experienced in the last few years. “All I would ask is parents and students come along on the evening to find out about our vision for Winton and see why we believe it is such an innovative and creative school focused on excellent teaching and learning.”

Pupils help police catch speeding cars

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ANTON Junior School children have been helping to keep the roads around their buildings safe by carrying out speed checks.

Supertot winners collect their prizes

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ANDOVER Chantry Centre’s garden area was alive with activity on Monday as the winners of the 2014 Supertots competition met up and claimed their prizes.

Rookwood's LAMDA success

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PUPILS at Rookwood School, Andover, are already celebrating this term, all thanks to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).

Uni speaking same language as schools

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE University of Winchester has been given a six-figure grant to develop a modern foreign language project with primary schools across Hampshire.

Distillery's great glasshouses

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

OVER 300 people flocked to Laverstoke on Wednesday for an exclusive opening of the new Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

Council lobbies for bin collection changes

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHITCHURCH Town Council have successfully lobbied for changes in the town’s refuse collection scheme.

Councillor saddles up for charity cycle

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHITCHURCH Councillor Dave Titcomb has returned home after completing a charity bike ride from Newbury to Paris.

Council wins top award

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

TEST Valley Borough Council has been rewarded for its work in supporting small businesses.

Commissioner's aim to tackle business crime

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes, has launched an online survey to engage with local business communities across Hampshire to inform his business crime strategy.

Nicholas Parsons to compere business awards

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

TEST Valley Business Awards are back with a bang next year with Radio 4’s Just a Minute host Nicholas Parsons as compere.

Firms still confident of growth

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

DESPITE recent economic surveys reporting a slight dip in manufacturing performance, it appears that the smaller firms in Hampshire are still confident of growth, according to the latest MAS Barometer, the largest survey of its kind among manufacturers in England.

Best for customers

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

THE KJM Group has been voted the best in the region for a fifth time in a customer satisfaction survey of more than 15,000 homeowners nationwide.

Council's £1bn boost for business

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE will receive £1 billion worth of investment this year as part of the county council’s capital expenditure programme.

A 'victory' for common sense

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

THE Environment Agency’s decision to chop excessive red tape surrounding waste fruit and vegetables has been described as a victory for common sense by landowners in the south west.

Get ready to party

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

FORTY years on since they took the world by storm, the 1974 Abba Tribute Show is coming to The Anvil in October.

Peppa makes a splash

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PEPPA Pig and her friends will be coming to the Mayflower Theatre for the first time in Peppa Pig’s Big Splash from 10-11 October.

Madama Butterfly at The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

OPERA and Ballet International present Madama Butterfly at The Anvil on Sunday, 5 October at 7.30pm.

Silk Mill film festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

WHITCHURCH may not attract the glitz and the glamour of Cannes, but it is preparing for a film festival of its own next month.

Services talk

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE Alzheimer’s Café October talk will be on What Happens at Day Services?

Philip ware to lead Local Plan

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

TEST Valley’s new Local Plan is moving forward following the news that the government has appointed Phillip Ware as the planning inspector who will look into the proposals for the years 2011 to 2029.

Andover Homemakers' Club September meeting

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

Andover Homemakers’ Club AFTER their summer break Andover Homemakers’ Club met at St Ann’s Hall for their September meeting.

Wallop Artists exhibition

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

WALLOP Artists are holding their annual exhibition on Saturday and Sunday in the Wallops Parish Hall from 10am to 5pm.

Drinkers moved on

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

TWO men caused a disturbance after consuming alcohol in public in Ludgershall on Monday, 8 September.

Post box painted

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A LETTERBOX was spraypainted at a property in Ludgershall last week.

Parking row

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE were called to an altercation in a Tidworth car park on Thursday, 18 September. The argument concerning parking broke out at the car park in Station Road at around 1.30pm.

Oil stolen

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

HEATING oil was stolen from a property in Ludgershall last week.

Vandals strike

Basingstoke Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THE passenger window of a parked car was smashed in Netheravon last week.

Survivor defies all the odds to become a mum

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A LOCAL survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has defied the odds to finish her medical studies and become a mother.

Cadets to link up with legion

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WHITCHURCH and Overton Army Cadets have announced they will link up with the Overton branch of the Royal British Legion.

Police warning to motorists selling cars

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2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are warning motorists to be careful when selling cars following the thefts of several vehicles over the past few months.

Divisions over plan for village

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS turned out in force at Overton Parish Council to voice their concern over proposals to build 150 new dwellings in the village.

Senseless attack on Andover church centre say police

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12:01pm Thursday 25th September 2014

UNKNOWN offenders broke into St Paul’s Church Centre in Andover’s Smannel Road on Sunday night.

£500 boost for suit hire firm

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

AN ANDOVER town centre business has become one of the latest recipients of a business incentive grant from Test Valley Borough Council.

Spirited away in trousers

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9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A SHOPLIFTER struck at a Ludgershall store on Thursday 11 September.

Octogenarian mugged by gang of three youths in Andover

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

AN 81-old-man was left shaken and injured after being mugged in an Andover street by a gang of three youths on Tuesday.

Riders jockey for show win

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

DONKEYS and dogs were the stars of the show at the Ducis and Everleigh show last Saturday.

Fundraising fete is a fitting tribute

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

FAMILY and friends of Sue Sheppard celebrated her bold and sparkling approach to life, raising £2,500 at a fun-filled garden fete.

Matthew gets in shape for big run

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN ANDOVER man who previously weighed over 20 stone will attempt to run a halfmarathon after losing three and a half stone since April.

Pupils mark achievement

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PUPILS at Test Valley School have congratulated last year’s Year 11 on their wonderful GCSE results.

Advice day at college

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SPARSHOLT College kicks off its careers advice programme on 4 October from 10am to 3pm.

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