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Test Valley warns residents about council tax phone scam

Andover Advertiser:

4:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Test Valley Borough Council is warning residents to be on their guard against a scam offering fake council tax refunds in an attempt to access bank account details.

Have your say on policing

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

THOUSANDS of Wiltshire residents are to be quizzed on the phone by researchers about their attitude to policing in the county.

Four arrested following armed robbery at Andover jewellers

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

12:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Four people have been arrested by detectives investigating an armed robbery at David Mellors and Sons jewellers in Andover on the morning of Wednesday 10 September.

Clothes swap will tackle trafficking

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FASHION victims with a conscience can indulge their clothing habit in Andover next month when there will be a clothes swap in the Upper Guildhall.

Awards night for students

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ANDOVER College began the new academic year with a glittering evening of awards at The Lights on Wednesday, 3 September.

Extra capacity at new bus station

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ANDOVER’S new £3m bus station was officially opened on Wednesday morning – and the company running services there said it gives them the capacity to run more buses.

The President's inn crowd

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AFTER his saunter through the Stonehenge national heritage site, US President Barack Obama’s entourage swept through Collingbourne Ducis on their way home.

Call goes out for more firefighters

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

IF you live or work in Ludgershall and are interested in becoming an on-call firefighter, then Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service wants to hear from you.

Medal honour for Arctic hero

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A LUDGERSHALL Arctic convoy veteran joined former colleagues from across the south-west at County Hall in Trowbridge last Friday to receive a medal from a representative of the Russian Embassy.

1,200 flock to model rail exhibition

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

ANDOVER Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition held over the weekend at John Hanson Community School delighted more than 1,200 visitors of all ages There were 22 exhibitors showing their model-building skills plus 21 traders catering for pretty much all that a modeller needs to start, build and equip a layout.

Businessman jailed for fraud and business offences

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GRATELEY businessman, who was disqualified from being a company director, has been jailed for serious fraud and safety offences.

Uncertain future for 400-year-old pub

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ONE of Andover’s oldest pubs has stopped serving alcohol and its future is uncertain.

Advertiser on board with partnership

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ANDOVER Town Centre Partnership has just signed up its 20th business in the town – the Andover Advertiser.

Burglars steal keys - then campervan

Andover Advertiser:

4:19pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a campervan was stolen from the driveway of a house in Andover following a burglary.

Nigel is our new Lord Lietenant

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

FORMER soldier Nigel Atkinson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Hampshire.

Manuela's last ever litter pick

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AFTER years of early morning rambles along Andover streets which led to a commendation from the Prime Minister for her work, Andover’s most famous litterpicker has called it a day and put down her equipment.

Breakers set to sign deal

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE group hoping to reopen Breakers are on the brink of signing the deal that will give them the keys to the door of the bowling facility in Andover’s Bridge Street.

Ribbon cut at new performance area

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE newly completed performance area at Andover’s Vigo Road Recreation Ground was formally opened by the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Janet Lovell, last Sunday.

Man threatened with pit bull dogs in Tidworth daylight robbery

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

2:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE in Tidworth say a cyclist in the town was robbed of his bike when two men threatened to set their pit bull dogs on him.

Long diversions for A303 drivers

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DRIVERS using the A303 are facing long overnight diversions.

Fun treasure trail through town centre

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ANDOVER Town Centre Partnership (ATCP) is organising an exciting treasure trail through the town for the final week of the school summer holidays – and there are prizes to be won.

Coldest night on record since 1966

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

Academy doubles its uni entries

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WELLINGTON Academy, situated between Tidworth and Ludgershall, has improved its academic performance this year.

A bumper year for top A-level results

Andover Advertiser:

10:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANDOVER College students were celebrating as they smashed through the 99 per cent pass rate barrier to achieve a 99.3 per cent pass in all A-level subjects.

Anger at cycle path notices

Andover Advertiser:

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.

Insurance firm raises £2k for charity

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ANDOVER-based Be Wiser Insurance has raised a total of £2,086 at its annual charity fun day.

Art sale tops £100k

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE recent solo exhibition by Andover artist Pip McGarry at The Frame Gallery in Odiham produced record six-figure sales, with ‘Watchful Eyes’ realising a top sale price of £36,000.

Coldest mid August night since records began

Andover Advertiser:

12:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

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

New award in Sue's name

Andover Advertiser:

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.

DreamNight funds given a £247 boost

Andover Advertiser:

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.

Soldier's medal

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

TIDWORTH based soldier Ashley Williams won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Rise in college students passing with distinction

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

WHILE many young people will have anxiously received their A Level results this week there are a whole host of students who have already celebrated the successful completion of their BTEC and vocational qualifications.

WW1 centenary pigeon release

Andover Advertiser:

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.

Gamekeeper fined after trap kills owl

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A GAMEKEEPER who works on Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Hampshire estate, north east of St Mary Bourne, has been fined for setting a trap which killed a protected owl.

Saluting the metal warhorse

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE first use of the tank in warfare took place in 1917 and on Saturday, local regiments saluted the Army’s metal warhorse with a special parade.

Sacrifice of millions remembered in Tidworth

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

TIDWORTH was the venue for the first major event in the area to mark the start of the First World War.

Councillor's bid to protect heritage

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

COUNTY Councillor for Andover north, Tim Rolt, says he will be keeping watch on the work planned in the town centre to ensure the area’s heritage is preserved.

Services to share HQ

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary are aiming to share their strategic headquarters.

Festival gets hot, hot, hot!

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A FESTIVAL in Tidworth pulled in an estimated 3,000 people on Saturday.

Police station site to become religious hall

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WEYHILL’S former police station looks set to be demolished and replaced by a place of worship.

Soldiers help raise the roof for Scouts...

Andover Advertiser:

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.

Councillor comes under fire over state of roads

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

PM praises 'exemplary service' of Andover MP

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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

Top tips on how to get railway on track

Andover Advertiser:

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.

Local MP's career on the up

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

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

Pupils' crosses to honour war heroes

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THOUSANDS of primary school children from more than 100 schools across Wiltshire have been creating special crosses to remember First World War soldiers from their own communities for an event in Tidworth later this month.

PM praises Test Valley

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE Prime Minister has praised the Test Valley region for being one of the top performing authorities which has helped slash unemployment.

Revamp is given the go ahead

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAJOR programme of improvements costing £553,000 has been given the go-ahead in a bid to enhance Andover’s Upper High Street and to encourage more shoppers and cyclists to use the area.

Public have a say on arts

Andover Advertiser: Memorial Move

11:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

MORE than 1,000 people passed through the doors of the Encounters pop-up shop experience in Andover High Street to share their thoughts, ideas, memories and experiences of Andover. Some of the material from the shop will be displayed in Andover over the next few months so that more people can enjoy the outcomes.

All the fun of the business fair

Andover Advertiser: All the fun of the business fair

11:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS from across the Andover area showcased their businesses from across the district in the High Street on Friday at the Small Business Fair.

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