The Andover Advertiser first with the news

Hospice work well under way

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUILDING work at Naomi House children’s hospice is moving at lightning pace, and staff at the charity have already finished stripping out the old hospice building.

33 arrests in online child abuse operation

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

11:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE and Wiltshire police joined forces with a national campaign to safeguard children from online abuse.

Fitness centre to fundraise

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN Andover fitness centre will be raising funds for a special school.

Funding for zipline repair

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A ZIPLINE in Overton that has fallen into a state of disrepair could be fixed in the coming weeks.

Gin distillery to be tourism gem

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LANDMARK tourist attraction, which has been under construction for more than two years, will finally open to the public in October – and it is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year.

Sport superstars give rare prizes to dad's fundraiser

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TOP golfers, including the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and Hampshire’s own Justin Rose have come together to support young dad Alex Lewis.

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.

Search for top shop

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MP Claire Perry is on the hunt for the best local independent shop.

Have your say on solar farm bid

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TIME is running out for Overton residents to have their say on a solar farm proposed by Luminous Energy and Belectric, on 17 acres of land at the Lordsfield Plantation.

Prince leads the Army to victory

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRINCE Harry helped polo players from the Army to beat the Royal Navy during the annual Rundle Cup Day which took place in the grounds of Tedworth House.

Success for young photographers

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNG photographers in Andover have won places in a national competition.

Community backing Ellie holiday appeal

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COMMUNITY got behind an event to raise money for a poorly child so that she and her family could go on a well-deserved holiday.

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.

Problem peacocks could be on the move

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO noisy peacocks in Overton have come to the attention of councillors some of whom think the birds would be better off in a zoo.

Sunday buses

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

ANDOVER’S new bus station became operational on Sunday – as did a new Sunday service serving northern parts of the town.

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.

Andover town centre attack

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

2:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN was twice punched in the face during an assault in Andover.

Fancy dress fun

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DOZENS of villagers in fancy dress raced against each other in wheelbarrows at an annual fundraising event.

Artwork commemorates war

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BANNER to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War has been created by pupils at Barton Stacey CE Primary School.

Gates bill

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

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

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.

Bringing sparkle to town

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THRUXTON is looking squeaky clean thanks to Test Valley Borough Council’s ‘Sparkle Day’ initiative.

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.

WI talk at mill

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

MEMBERS of Whitchurch Women’s Institute will be talking about what they do on Saturday, 26 July.

Couple's hedge torn down

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

AN elderly Andover couple say they were devastated after a hedge on their garden boundary was grubbed out by a building developer.

New estate agents plan

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A VACANT shopping unit in Andover could become an estate agents.

Tennis plans

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

PLANS for an extension to build a tennis court on Upton Farm near Andover have been recommended for approval by Test Valley Borough Council.

Police chat

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

POLICE will be on hand to discuss crime and concerns with residents in the Alamein area of Andover on Wednesday 23 July.

Pool donation

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

MONEY has been put aside to help keep a popular Overton swimming pool open.

Inner Wheel Club - Andover - Annual Meeting

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Inner Wheel Club of Andover.

It's fun in the sun!

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE Grateley Primary School Summer Carnival saw hundreds of revellers having fun in the sun on Saturday.

A warm welcome for new publisher

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW publisher has been appointed at the Andover Advertiser – and she is looking forward to finding out more about the people, companies and organisations in the Andover area.

Older people urged to be careful in the heat

Andover Advertiser:

2:26pm Friday 18th July 2014

OLDER people living alone in Andover are urged to take extra steps to keep cool in the hot weather.

Church to host WWI centenary

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A CHURCH will be hosting a First World War exhibition during the month of August.

Celebration of food and drink

Andover Advertiser:

12:04pm Friday 18th July 2014

SPARSHOLT College will host a celebration of the region’s finest food and drink tomorrow.

Karen voted on to council

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW parish councillor for Overton has been elected following a co-option at a meeting.

Sponsorship deal revealed

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A WELL-KNOWN family-run Spar convenience store business has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Tidworth Town Football Club.

Fair helps to get military into new jobs

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AROUND 80 major employers lined up for the Armyled Living and Working in Wiltshire and Swindon Transition Fair at the Tidworth Leisure Centre.

Prom pictures part 2

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DON'T forget to pick up your copy of the Andover Advertiser tomorrow featuring leavers' ball pictures from Winton Community Academy, Testbourne Community School, The Clere School and John Hanson Community School.

Unitary authority threat to boroughs and districts

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council is being asked to examine whether or not the county should become a unitary authority – effectively abolishing its district and borough councils.

Cash ploughed into air ambulance coffers

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

SPARSHOLT College’s Extended Diploma Agriculture students put their ploughing skills to the test in order to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

Takeover bid rises to £30b

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SUCCESSFUL pharmaceutical company which started life in Andover is at the centre of a £30billion takeover bid.

Award for brave young swimmer

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A YOUNG swimmer is set to receive an award for his achievements in the pool.

Wheely great trolley service back in action

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS have revived a service to bring snacks and newspapers to patients in Andover.

Army man is caught driving over the alcohol limit

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN Army Warrior driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after admitting drink-driving.

Two days of fun at forces event

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Armed Forces took over Vigo Recreation Park for a weekend with a whole host of fun, music and military-style activities for the annual Armed Forces Day.

WI meeting

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

WHITCHURCH Women’s Institute will hold its next meeting on 17 July.

Blow for giant solar farm plan

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to build a giant solar farm on a 190-acre site in Houghton, near Stockbridge, has been recommended for refusal by Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) planning officials.

£2.6m for college

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ANDOVER is in line to benefit from a £2.6million boost to education – enabling Andover College to open a technology and skills centre.







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