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Hero appeal

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

WHITCHURCH Town Council bosses want residents to nominate their community heroes ahead of its annual awards.

Bridging the gap

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

ANDOVER Bridge Club is on the hunt for new members.

Make a splash for charity

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE are invited to make a splash for charity at Andover Leisure Centre, which is hosting a sponsored swim between 6.45pm and 8.45pm on Saturday 15 November in aid of the town’s branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Church music

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A VILLAGE school is set to host a classical music concert in aid of one of the area’s most historic churches.

Cold front

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

FOUR in five residents admit they will be forced to brave plummeting temperatures this winter in a bid to keep their heating costs down.

Jeweller talks about tackling robbers

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN Andover jeweller has told how he tried to fight off a hammerwielding gang during a dramatic smash-and-grab robbery on his Andover shop.

Half-term packed with Hallowe'en workshops

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE’S loads of spooky half-term fun on offer at The Lights this year.

Take part in spooky fun at annual Pumpkin Day

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PULL on your wellies and join the Riverford team on the farm for its annual Pumpkin Day tomorrow.

Bigging up local talent at contest

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ANDOVER poets Bobbie Coelho and Sharon Vennall have won first and second prizes in the Andover section of this year’s Big Up Words poetry competition.

Wartime message for town pupils

Andover Advertiser:

12:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from across Andover have joined forces to help the town’s shopping centre commemorate the First World War.

From blues to bluegrass music

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

DIRECTED by the Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett, this dynamic quartet are booked to make an arena performance at The Lights on Friday, 31 October.

Ex-Squeeze star grabs his guitar

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

SINGER-songwriter, guitarist and former member of Squeeze, Nick Harper will be appearing at The Lights in November.

UKIP councillor branded hypocrite

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNTY councillor elected on the promise of slashing the authority’s allowance bill has been branded a hypocrite – after pocketing almost £15,000 during his first year in office.

TV star launches business awards

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A VETERAN television and radio star turned out to help launch the 11th Test Valley Business Awards.

Global stars join forces in region

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THEY are best known for their starring roles in one of the world’s biggest TV drama series.

Fearless charity helpers take to the skies

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TEAM of adrenaline junkies took to the sky to raise thousands of pounds for an Andover charity.

Marathon trek is the Way to help

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RECORD number of fundraisers put their best foot forward for good causes.

Civic leaders enjoy high-flying day

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Mayor of Test Valley took a host of civic leaders under her wing for a visit to an Andover charity.

Warm send-off for village vicar

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHE has been at the heart of the Andover community for 20 years.

Uni honour for inspiring Katie

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANDOV E R - b o r n Katie Piper has been awarded an honorary degree following her charity’s work with a top UK university.

We've done mum proud

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOSE are the touching words of an Andover woman who raised thousands of pounds for charity in honour of her late mother.

A pressing village event

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIR George Young MP made a welcome informal visit to Abbotts Ann to see the unique village apple press in action at Apple Day.

Mencap's golden meeting

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MEMBERS of an Andover charity group came together to celebrate a landmark birthday.

World of choice at beer fest

Andover Advertiser: Beer Festival

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PEOPLE in Andover will be able to enjoy a wide range of ales from across the globe during a 17-day beer festival at one of the town’s most popular pubs.

Prison threat to footballer who headbutted rival

Andover Advertiser: Shaun Dallimore

4:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE amateur footballer is facing prison for headbutting an opponent on the pitch.

Mencap meeting

Andover Advertiser: Joint Choir Concert in Aid of Chepstow Mencap

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MEMBERS of Andover and District Mencap will host their annual general meeting on Tuesday 25 November.

81-year-old sues former employer

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN ANDOVER pensioner with terminal cancer is suing the Royal Mail Group for a six-figure sum, after blaming them for contracting the disease.

Scout's security

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TIDWORTH’s civic chiefs have handed a grant to the town’s scout group to beef up their security following a burglary in the summer.

Food service makes shortlist

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council is in line for a national catering award for its Meals on Wheels service.

First class Friday

Andover Advertiser:

10:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE first batch of First Class pictures are due to appear in this Friday's Andover Advertiser.

Sound support for striking NHS staff

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ANDOVER was alive with the tooting of horns last Monday morning as residents sounded their support for striking hospital staff.

App for views on NHS

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NHS patients can now provide feedback and suggestions on their treatment through a new mobile app.

Cars day helps cancer charity

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CELEBRATION of motor vehicles raised nearly £1,500 for charity.

Cycle route views sought

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

ANDOVER cyclists could benefit from an improved network around the Test Valley region.

Brazen burglars target businesses

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have revealed that a Mercedes Benz E Class, tattoo machines and spray tanning equipment were among the items stolen during a nighttime raid in Andover last week.

Present appeal

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

WEYFARE Social Club is urging people to support this year’s Samaritans Purse shoebox appeal.

Are you a poet?

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

DOES living in Andover inspire you to write poetry? If so, grab your pen and paper – because a poem about the town could win you £1,000.

Free health MOT

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

FREE fitness MOTs for residents are being offered by staff of the Southern Health NHS Trust at the Andover Health and Wellbeing fair on Tuesday 28 October to help promote Active Ageing and Falls Awareness month.

School praised

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WILTSHIRE county councillor Mark Connolly has heaped praise on Tidworth’s new primary school after it opened in September.

Tourism boost

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

TIDWORTH is to be put on the tourist map by being featured on the Visit Wiltshire website.

Autumn fair

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GUIDE Dogs Andover Group will be holding an autumn fair on Saturday 25 October.

Kids invited to The Big Draw

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AS part of the Family Arts Festival 2014, The Museum of Army Flying will be holding a host of activities for children including The Big Draw.

Market day

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

PRODUCERS from in and around Andover will be out in force today at the town’s farmers’ and crafts market.

Jewellery theft

Andover Advertiser: nswebpix police crime tape

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after jewellery was stolen from a Tidworth flat.

Firework fun

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FIREWORKS and a fun run will return to Andover next month as part of Anton Rotary Club’s annual bonfire event.

War memorial

Andover Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TIDWORTH Town Council is looking for people from across the community to form a war memorial committee.

Allotment plot prices set to rise

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

VILLAGE leaders admit they may be forced to increase the price of allotment plots.

Lightning causes power cuts

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

LIGHTNING strikes around Overton have been causing damage to properties in the village – according to residents.

MP's in the pink

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE MP is backing the fight against breast cancer after signing up to take part in a flagship fundraising campaign.

Puppy power

Andover Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PET pooches and their owners are invited to attend a new weekly event in Andover.

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