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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 worshop.

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.

New £2.9m Andover bus station nears completion

Andover Advertiser: Memorial Move

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

WORK on the new £2.9million Andover bus station is close to completion following a year-long closure and major refurbishment.

'More work needed' on rebasing masterplan

Andover Advertiser: 'More work needed' on rebasing masterplan

1:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A MILITARY masterplan outlining how Salisbury Plain will cope with thousands of extra soldiers rebased there has come under fire from one of Wiltshire longest serving councillors.

Andover woman reunites with long lost sibling in Tennessee

Andover Advertiser: Andover woman reunites with long lost sibling in Tennessee

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A WOMAN who was contacted by her American brother through the pages of the Andover Advertiser has travelled to Tennessee to meet him for the first time.

Sports hall will need a new roof after Andover school fire, says councillor

4:23pm Thursday 19th September 2013

ANDOVER'S Winton Community Academy will be closed on Friday following a fire at the school at 11am today.

'THINK BIKE' urge Hants police after six riders die in one week

3:00pm Saturday 13th July 2013

HAMPSHIRE police are urging motorcyclists and other motorists to take extra care following the sixth fatal accident involving a biker since the hot spell began.

No election in town but the polling station is open for business?

10:00am Thursday 2nd May 2013

ELECTORS in Ludgershall could be forgiven for being confused today because the town’s polling station at the Memorial Hall is open for business even though there is no town or county elections taking place this year because of a lack of candidates.

Pay standstill at Test Valley Borough Council about to end?

2:42pm Friday 20th July 2012

STAFF at Test Valley Borough Council are expected to get a pay rise back-dated to 1 April 2012 following two years of pay standstill.

Afghan operation proves a success

Andover Advertiser: British troops on patrol

11:35am Thursday 28th June 2012

LARGE numbers of soldiers based in the Tidworth area are working with their counterparts in Afghanistan to bring security to a previously troubled area of Helmand Province.

Council's founder quits

Andover Advertiser: Council's founder quits

10:07am Wednesday 27th June 2012

THE driving force behind the establishment of Andover Town Council has resigned because of what he describes as ‘a shabby manoeuvre’ by the Tories, which saw him removed from a committee.

Severe fire closes A338 at Cholderton

Andover Advertiser: Severe fire closes A338 at Cholderton

9:38am Tuesday 6th March 2012

FIRE crews from Hampshire and Wiltshire are tackling a severe fire at Cholderton House, a Grade II* listed building in Cholderton.

KIDS PUT THEIR LIVES IN DANGER

8:04am Friday 9th December 2011

YOUNGSTERS who have been blacking out large areas of Tidworth for short periods in recent days by interfering with high power electricity cables in the Perham Down area have been warned they risk being electrocuted and burned alive.

Wildlife sites ‘under threat’

7:00am Friday 2nd December 2011

HAMPSHIRE’S most important wildlife sites are threatened by plans announced by Chancellor George Osborne, say two highly respected wildlife organisations.

Don't build houses on our play area, plea

10:00am Friday 25th November 2011

RESIDENTS in the Wood Park area of Ludgershall are up in arms over proposals to build seven properties on the only children’s play area in the vicinity.

Hobby groups are kicked out

7:00am Friday 18th November 2011

TWO of Andover’s longest established hobby groups are up in arms about being kicked out of the meeting place they have both used for more than 50 years following an administrative shake-up by Test Valley Borough Council.

Danger forces Fusion closure

7:00am Friday 11th November 2011

AN AWARD-winning Andover youth project run by volunteers has had to close its doors indefinitely after material falling from its roof led to concerns for the safety of the young people who used the building.

Fears over road closure effect on businesses when bridge work shuts Weyhill Road for four months

7:00am Friday 4th November 2011

WORRIED traders in Andover’s Weyhill Road have been told that the busy highway will close for almost four months while a new railway bridge is built to provide container trains with an alternative route from the port of Southampton.

20-year plan for Andover and Test Valley unveiled

7:00am Friday 28th October 2011

THE official blueprint for the development of Andover and the Test Valley over the next 20 years was unveiled this week.

Thieves steal war memorial statue

Andover Advertiser: Club secretary Ann Green at the scene of the crime

12:00pm Friday 21st October 2011

A WAR memorial at Pennings Road in Tidworth, which is used as the focus of remembrance activities in the middle of the town, has been stolen by metal thieves.

Tackling unlicensed bikers on Plain

9:30am Saturday 22nd October 2011

POLICE in Tidworth say they will continue to seize motorcycles being ridden without tax, insurance and number plates on public routes on Salisbury Plain.

Wellington Academy officially opened by Duke of York

11:31am Friday 21st October 2011

HRH The Duke of York flew into Tidworth on Tuesday morning to perform the official opening of the Wellington Academy.

Yet more cuts to come

11:00am Friday 14th October 2011

ANDOVER’S councillors face continued pressure on their budgets over the next two years as more Government support funding is reduced.

Neighbourcare will be hit hard by cuts

8:50am Friday 14th October 2011

FUNDING cuts will bite deep into Andover charity Neighbourcare’s activities again next year, says the organisation’s chief, Pam Delderfield.

‘Buck stops with me’ – council chief

7:40am Friday 14th October 2011

WILTSHIRE Council chief executive Andrew Kerr was ousted from his job last Thursday by council leader Jane Scott.

‘D-Day’ on future of Cherry Orchard care home

6:50am Friday 23rd September 2011

RESIDENTS of a care home in Andover will find out whether or not their home will be shut down when a councillor in Winchester holds her “decision day” this afternoon.

Boundary change plans mean extended area for Sir George

10:01am Friday 16th September 2011

PLANS unveiled by the Boundary Commission this week could mean that local MP Sir George Young will need to get a few extra gears on his bike and lengthen his stride if he wants to cover the much enlarged North West Hampshire Constituency.

Top council job at risk

8:30am Friday 9th September 2011

A CHIEF executive who was appointed to head the new Wiltshire Council only 18 months ago is facing redundancy from his £186,000 a year post. A new round of cost cutting, aimed at saving £500,000, will be discussed by the council’s Cabinet later this month and, if agreed, the post of chief executive and that of a corporate director will be deleted.

Family’s joy as pet dog found

9:30am Friday 2nd September 2011

THERE was a happy ending to one family’s hunt for their pet dog missing from Anna Valley and on the loose in Andover.

Andover station on track for £1 million revamp

7:00am Friday 2nd September 2011

ANDOVER railway station is to be made more user-friendly for passengers in the biggest re-organisation of the area since the 1960s.

Race is on for Julian's Oscar

8:14am Friday 26th August 2011

A LOCAL film maker who is making a serious bid for an Oscar at the next Academy Awards has discovered that winning the coveted prize takes more than just talent.

Dog mess blight forces axing of play session

1:10pm Friday 19th August 2011

DOG fouling has become so bad in parts of Ludgershall that Sarsen Housing was forced to cancel a community event in the town last Friday because of the mess.

Council to back housing merger

10:30am Friday 19th August 2011

TEST Valley Borough Council has decided that it will not stand in the way of the proposed merger of Andover-based Testway Housing and two other former local authority housing associations.

Concern for care homes

4:50pm Friday 15th July 2011

TWO of the 752 care homes run by the collapsed Southern Cross group are in Andover – leaving vulnerable elderly residents with an uncertain future.

Connor's rehab funding axed

7:00am Friday 15th July 2011

AN ANDOVER teenager whose life was turned upside down last year by two debilitating and life threatening strokes has had vital funding axed forcing him to withdraw from a specialist rehabilitation centre in Surrey earlier than expected.

Furious residents oppose waste site

7:00am Friday 10th June 2011

ANGRY residents who packed Ludgershall’s Memorial Hall to over-flowing on Monday evening left developers and council officials in no doubt that they would not allow a new waste disposal site next to the area’s showpiece £32 million Wellington Academy.

Waste station proposal defended

11:10am Friday 27th May 2011

PLANS that could see a waste transfer station nestling between a showpiece £32m education academy, a large housing development and a growing business park were defended at a meeting of Tidworth Area Board.

Co-operative - good with plans

10:40am Friday 20th May 2011

PUTTING together one of the country’s biggest buildings on time and in a way that met tough environmental and financial constraints was a major achievement for McLaren, the developers of Andover’s megashed – but new tenants, the Co-operative Group, say that was the easy bit.

Anger over waste plant scheme

9:47am Friday 13th May 2011

Ludgershall residents are so annoyed about a proposal to site a waste transfer station at Castledown Business Park that a public action group is being formed to fight the idea.

UFO lights in the sky? Did you see them?

11:26am Friday 15th April 2011

CROP circle researcher Colin Andrews is asking whether anyone else witnessed a strange series of lights in the sky to the north-west of Andover late on Saturday evening.

Co-op get keys to new distribution centre

7:00am Friday 1st April 2011

ANDOVER’S biggest building, the 476,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at the former Andover Airfield, will be handed over to the Cooperative Group today by developers Goodman.

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