Diamond marriage pair renew vows

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A COUPLE who first met when they were children have renewed their wedding vows after 60 years of marriage.

Former DJ Wally dies at age of 93

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANDOVER’S former foremost DJ, Wally Brockhurst, has died at the age of 93.

Anger at cycle path notices

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:55am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO men who have been campaigning to halt a controversial cycleway proposal in its tracks are questioning why new official notices have appeared along the proposed route along Andover’s Weyhill Road.

Village fete and flower show, now on

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

Appleshaw Fete and Flower Show is taking place at the playing fields today from 1pm until 4.30pm.

It's going to be magic...

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THIS award-winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats, Champions of Magic, will appear at The Anvil, in Basingstoke, on Saturday, 20 September.

Village fete to support playing fields

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Wherwell Annual Bank Holiday Sports and Fete takes place in the village from 1pm until 5pm today.

Unique fun with Terry

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE talented Terry Alderton is bringing his own unique brand of humour to Andover’s The Lights on Saturday, 6 September.

Loving where you live with clean-up

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

DURING August, Test Valley Borough Council’s clean team will be out and about in Andover and Romsey town centres removing chewing gum from the streets.

Bank Holiday fete at Andover club

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SUMMER bank holiday fete will take place on Sunday.

The best produce is put on display

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A WHOLE host of vegetables, fruit, flowers and produce came under the close scrutiny of judges at the Clatford Valley Garden Club annual show last Saturday.

Police appeal after indecent exposure near The Range

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:35pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ANDOVER Police are appealing for a woman to contact officers after an indecent exposure was reported in the town.

Free fun is a big hit

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NOT many activities in life are free but on Saturday afternoon Aster communities provided an exception when their community fun day proved a big hit with locals – especially those with plenty of zip.

Police appeal for witnesses following £7,000 burglary.

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9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are investigating a burglary where more than £7,000 worth of property was reported stolen in a house burglary in Shipton Bellinger.

Robe maker 'a success story'

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN Andover business has been congratulated by the Conservative’s prospective parliamentary candidate for completing its biggest ever contract.

Golfer pledges £30k for amputee

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

STOCKBRIDGE amputee Alex Lewis is closer to his dream of new limbs after his golfing hero Justin Rose donated £30,000 during a fundraising day in Andover.

Soldiers to the rescue of kitten

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A KITTEN rescued by soldiers in Tidworth is now looking for a new home.

Recycling tips

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council has issued new guidelines on what can and cannot be recycled.

Post office to open seven days a week

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POST Office will soon be open seven days a week.

Coldest mid August night since records began

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ON WEDNESDAY north west Hampshire experienced its coldest mid August night since records began in 1966.

Be Wiser shortlisted for award

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ANDOVER based business Be Wiser Insurance has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

CarFest fun

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

IF you didn’t get a ticket for this year’s CarFest you can still enjoy some of the action from the event at Laverstoke Farm.

Rural crime costs £1m in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

RURAL crime cost the local community £1m in Hampshire last year according to a survey.

Vitacress joins battle to save crayfish

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

VITACRESS, which is based on the edge of St Mary Bourne, is now a major partner in a project designed to save a threatened population of crayfish from extinction in Britain.

New award in Sue's name

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

THE Pride of Andover Awards committee has announced that a new award will be added to the categories this year.

Break in at Cricket pavilion

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

ANDOVER Cricket Club was targeted in a burglary which saw over £100 worth of drink stolen from the pavilion on Bachelor’s Barn Road.

Chocolate stolen in Ludgershall

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A SHOPLIFTING incident took place in Ludgershall.

Toilet broken into in Ludgershall

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A LOCK was broken in a public toilet in Ludgershall.

Fraud in Ludgershall

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

FRAUD was reported to Wiltshire Police in Ludgershall.

Fight in Ludgershall

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A FIGHT was reported to police in Ludgershall.

DreamNight funds given a £247 boost

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

TEST Valley mayor Jan Lovell says those who donated £247 towards ‘DreamNight’ at Tesco on Saturday can be sure the money will be much appreciated.

Faster service

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

ANDOVER internet users are set to benefit from new ultrafast broadband.

Wiltshire residents can give views on bus fares

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WILTSHIRE residents can give their views on proposed changes to concessionary bus fares aimed at saving six-figure sums from the county budget..

Steam railway possibility to learn fate

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RAIL enthusiasts hoping to run a steam railway between Ludgershall and Andover will learn more about the viability of their plans on Monday.

It's playtime...

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

FAMILIES took part in a host of community events for National Play Day.

Andover Wine Circle August Meeting

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Andover Wine Circle

Young carers enjoy swimming treat

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A GROUP of Andover children who spend a lot of their time looking after other people have been the centre of attention at Andover Leisure Centre.

Charlton residents object new homes proposal

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

ALMOST 100 residents from the Charlton area have written letters of objection to a proposal to build up to 85 homes on their doorstep on land between Goch Way and Saxon Way.

Night raid on the Magic Roundabout

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a burglary at the Magic Roundabout pub in Andover, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Unknown offenders broke in, smashed fruit machines and stole cash.

Thousands set for superfast broadband

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THOUSANDS more people will be able to connect to superfast broadband in Hampshire.

Finkley Down Farm holds Dog Show

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

IT wasn’t only the four legged competitors that were claiming prizes at the Hampshire Greyhound Rescue Dog Show on Saturday.

War exhibition

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

AN exhibition featuring details of the 64 men from Whitchurch who gave their lives in the First World War is being held at the Town Hall throughout August.

Lights Out to remember

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE people of Whitchurch joined in with a Lights Out invitation to mark the 100th anniversary of the date Great Britain entered the First World War.

WW1 centenary pigeon release

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A HUNDRED homing pigeons were released outside Andover’s shopping centre to mark the centenary anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

OVER the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Gates replaced

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

MONEY has been made available to replace two gates at Edward Kersley Playing Field in Overton.

Going mad for wonderland

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE Queen of Hearts was one of the special guests at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party which took place at The Tea Cosy in Hurstbourne Tarrant on Saturday.

Commissioner needs your views

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

HAMPSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, is seeking views from the public to help him in developing a menu of Community Remedy sanctions for low level crimes.

Music evening raises £220

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 11th August 2014

AN evening of local music in Overton was held at St Mary’s Hall raising money for two local causes.

Vigil at St Mary's Church

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A VIGIL will be held at St Mary’s Church, Andover, on Monday evening. It coincides with one being held at Westminster Abbey and remembers the moment when Britain declared war at 11pm on 4 August, 1914.

In line for brilliant time at The Forge

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ANVIL Arts has announced the line-up for the autumn season at The Forge, and once again there is an eclectic choice of shows in the intimate venue.






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