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Holly's hat-trick in long jump titles

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CLERE School student has completed a hat-trick of national long-jump titles with a personal best jump.

Student travel costs are under scrutiny

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CONSULTATION has been launched on post-16 school and college transport and grammar school transport by Wiltshire Council.

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.

Residents say no to shop and flats plan

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AUGUSTA Park residents are up in arms over a planning application for shops and flats opposite Endeavour Primary School.

Boost for foodbank

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHEQUE for £500 was presented to Andover foodbank by the Upper Clatford and Anna Valley May Fayre committee.

Recalling town's lost railway line

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A RETIRED transport worker is urging people to remember Andover’s Sprat and Winkle railway line, which closed 50 years ago this month.

Room burgled while victim slept

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5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BURGLARY took place at a property on Beech Hill Road, Tidworth on Thursday, 4 September.

Police issue appeal for witnesses following serious incident on M3 at Basingstoke

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

4:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OFFICERS from Hampshire Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit are appealing for information following serious road traffic incident.

Shed break-in

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OFFENDERS broke into a shed in Ludgershall, throwing things around and causing damage.

Antisocial behaviour

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN INCIDENT of antisocial behaviour took place on Dewey’s Lane Rec, Ludgershall on Tuesday, 2 September.

Break-in at dairy

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

COW toenail clippers, wellies and aprons were among some of the items stolen from a Collingbourne Ducis dairy at the end of August.

Police appeal after 30 cars damaged

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

10:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after 30 vehicles were damaged at the weekend in Andover.

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 for help at litter pick

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE in Hampshire are being called to support their local clean-up action on 13 September by Let’s do it! UK.

Police appeal for witnesses following robbery at bus station

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

5:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are looking for witnesses after a man was robbed at Andover Bus Station last Wednesday evening. (September 10)

More support for heritage line

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

SUPPORT for a military railway track which operates between Andover and Ludgershall to become a heritage line is gathering steam.

£700,000 water treatment work

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

SOUTHERN Water is investing almost £700,000 in improvements at its Over Wallop wastewater treatment works.

Pigs killed in farm fire

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NUMBER of pigs and piglets were killed in a farm fire in Great Shoddesdon last Saturday.

Grant for village shop

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ABBOTTS Ann Village Shop Association has been awarded a grant of £6,850 from Test Valley Borough Council’s Community Asset Fund to help fund its refurbishment.

School welcomes largest intake of Year 7s

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ROOKWOOD School has welcomed its largest intake of pupils into Year 7 after the summer holidays.

Fun welcome to secondary education

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

YEAR 7 pupils were eased through the daunting prospect of starting at secondary school with an early start and a bonding day.

Lip-reading group boost

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TUESDAY evening lipreading classes will continue thanks to a £1,500 donation from healthcare provider Simplyhealth.

New commander

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TIDWORTH police section has a new commander in the form of Sgt Andrea Fairclough, who replaces Sgt Martyn Phipps, who has retired after 30 years’ service in the Wiltshire Constabulary.

Free session on UK fitness day

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

ENERGIE Fitness Club in Andover will join hundreds of organisations across the UK on Friday, 26 September to mark the UKActive National Fitness Day.

Carnival royalty at cake fundraiser

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

ANDOVER’S Carnival Royalty officially opened a cake and coffee morning for Andover lip-readers on Saturday.

Councillor's 230-mile ride to boost hospice

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WHITCHURCH councillor will take on a gruelling 230-mile bike ride from Newbury to Paris to raise money for children’s hospice Naomi House.

Bank boost

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A COMPANY at the heart of Overton has received a welcome boost.

Be a friend...

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FRIENDS of Whitchurch Primary School is looking for two new committee members ahead of its AGM next month.

Flower show is 'simply the best'

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

LUDGERSHALL Garden Club Flower Show on Saturday has been described as “the best show” by organisers.

Green light for extension work

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TEST VALLEY Borough Council has granted conditional planning permission for the demolition and replacement of a side extension to The Cottage in Longparish.

Andover Flower Club - September Meeting

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Andover Flower Club

Council offers planning help

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

ANDOVER Town Council is offering guidance for residents who need help with planning applications.

County says goodbye to Dame Mary Fagan

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council has said their goodbyes to retiring Lord- Lieutenant Dame Mary Fagan with a special reception in Winchester.

Unitary council issues blamed for state of town

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

LITTER and untidiness is getting worse say councillors in Tidworth and Ludgershall.

Sky lantern ban considered in Hampshire

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

THE leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Roy Perry will be considering a ban on the use of ‘sky lanterns’ on all County Council-owned property at his decision day on Friday 26 September.

Grand finale to festive weekend

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A GRAND finale to Tidworth’s festive weekend beginning on 5 December has been agreed by the town council.

Vintage weekend for farming fans

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

FARM machinery from decades ago was in action in fields just north of Stockbridge at the weekend.

Pooches pose for their own selfies

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE dogs at Dogs Trust in Newton Tony near Tidworth are getting behind the selfie craze by taking snaps of themselves, with a little help from their carers.

Diamond celebrations

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A LOCAL couple who met on the dance floor in Andover have just celebrated their diamond wedding.

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.

Owner can extend his house

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN application to knock down and rebuild the west wing of a house near Stockbridge has been given the go-ahead by Test Valley councillors.

Hitchhiking baker gives thumbs up to Rotary appeal

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN Andover baker is hoping to get across the United States of America in 30 days for charity – using his thumb.

Police investigate town centre incident.

Andover Advertiser:

4:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an incident that occurred at a town centre jewellers this morning.

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.

Team take on three peaks for a good cause

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TEAM of intrepid walkers from Ludgershall will be taking on the three highest mountains in Great Britain – in just 24 hours – to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Fun day at the Old Castle Club

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DAY of endurance pub games and entertainment was held at the Old Castle Club in Ludgershall on Saturday to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.

Friday deadline for the Sue Sheppard Award

Andover Advertiser:

1:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THERE is still time to nominate someone for the Sue Sheppard Award.

Supermarket's spirit of the 70s helps school

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SHOPPERS at the Co-operative store in Weyhill Road were whisked back in time for some 70s fun last Saturday.







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