MP welcomes broadband upgrade for village

Andover Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ROMSEY MP Caroline Nokes has welcomed the news that the first of three BT cabinets to be upgraded in West Wellow went live recently, providing faster broadband connection for the village.

Beware council tax refund scam

Andover Advertiser:

8:38am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BE warned bogus council tax officials are at work in the Test Valley.

Nicholas to launch business awards

Andover Advertiser:

3:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Showbiz legend Nicholas Parsons will be the guest of honour at the launch of the 11th Test Valley Business Awards.

Psychologist hopes to help Uganda's victims of violence

Andover Advertiser:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FORMER Romsey woman is heading to Uganda to work with children and women who have been traumatised by violence.

Bazaar for children's charity

9:35am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN Autumn Bazaar is being staged to raise cash for the Children’s Society.

Drop off a pint...

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

There’s a chance to give blood at Romsey’s Crosfield Hall on Friday, October 3. Donor sessions run from 1pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm. To book an appointment, visit or call 0300 123 2323.

Service to remember friends who founded village archive

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO women who founded a village history society will be remembered this month. North Baddesley Historical Society was started by Una Lonergan and Beryl Green in September 2006. Una died last November and Beryl earlier this year.

Weld wide appeal

Andover Advertiser:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Netley Marsh-based charity, Tools for Self Reliance, has issued a plea for unwanted arc welders to help them complete their next African shipment. Welding is a key trade that the charity supports. However, arc welders are rarely donated, say TFSR.

Prayer pioneer comes to Romsey

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A leader of one of the world’s most innovative prayer movements comes to Romsey next Wednesday (September 24)

Join tree party in the park

Andover Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The public can find out more about Romsey War Memorial Park’s splendid collection of trees at a free event next Tuesday (September 23).

Plans for pub and surgery at Abbotswood

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

PLANNING officials are scrutinising a detailed scheme to build a shopping precinct and pub at Abbotswood.

Resurfacing on M271

Andover Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

HIGHWAYS Agency officials are warning motorists that a busy section of motorway near Southampton will be closed for repairs.

Foodbank launches Christmas appeal

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

PEOPLE across the Test Valley are being urged to take part in a scheme to provide children in need with a box of Christmas goodies.

Borough leader speaks to seniors group

1:47pm Friday 19th September 2014

Test Valley Borough Council leader Ian Carr will be visiting over-55s forum STOIC in Romsey next Friday (September 26).

Council may ban flying lanterns on its property

Andover Advertiser:

9:16am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNTY council bosses are considering banning sky lanterns from all of the authority’s property.

Bearing up

Andover Advertiser:

9:11am Friday 19th September 2014

Romsey Railway Station Volunteers raised £340 at the Romsey Show in aid of Combat Stress, the veterans’ mental health charity set up after the Great War. The money came from a raffle and sale of teddy bears dressed in soldier and nurse uniforms plus other Combat Stress items from their stall, which was part of the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership stand.

High time something was done about bridge

Andover Advertiser:

9:07am Friday 19th September 2014

A ROMSEY man is calling for urgent action after another large lorry struck a railway bridge outside his home.

Burglars break into school safe

8:57am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES are sifting through CCTV images after a break-in at Romsey School.

OAP has lucky escape at hands of bogus cop

8:56am Friday 19th September 2014

A PENSIONER has told how he almost lost £10,000 to a bogus police scam.

Author joins Christian bookshop's 30th anniversary

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEST Valley author will be signing her latest books at a Romsey Christian centre tomorrow.

Timetable set for local plan

8:45am Friday 19th September 2014

A GOVERNMENT-appointed planning inspector will hold a pre-hearing on Test Valley’s controversial local plan next month.

Fuel card thieves stole £18,000 from businesses

Andover Advertiser:

8:44am Friday 19th September 2014

TWO serial thieves who embarked on a “professional piece of criminality” to steal thousands of pounds worth of fuel from businesses across the country have been jailed.

Burglars break into school safe

5:09pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DETECTIVES are sifting through CCTV images after a break-in at Romsey School.

It's a weld wide appeal

12:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Netley Marsh-based charity, Tools for Self Reliance, has issued a plea for unwanted arc welders to help them complete their next African shipment.

Here we go again!

Andover Advertiser:

9:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Reader Jeffrey Williams has sent in this picture of a yet another lorry stuck under the railway bridge at the junction of Winchester Road and Botley Road in Romsey.

M27 shuts after caravan overturns

Andover Advertiser:

4:19pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO Romsey mothers, Mrs Liz Chambers and Mrs Denise Dutfield, met HRH the Princess of Wales during coffeewith the stars when she hosted the first charity Get the Max Coffee Morning at Clardiges’s, London on Thursday in last week.

Romsey Show: Home grown entrants triumph in cattle classes

Andover Advertiser:

10:54am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE cattle farmers did the county proud at Romsey Show.

Mayor hopes ceilidh will reel in the cash

10:08am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TRADITIONAL Gaelic social evening is being staged in Romsey to raise cash for the town mayor Peter Hurst's charity pot.

MP to do her best for Scouting

Andover Advertiser:

4:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

MP Caroline Nokes joined the Scouts at the Romsey Show on Saturday to officially launch her role as an ambassador for Romsey Scouting.

High drama at show

Andover Advertiser:

10:37am Monday 15th September 2014

IT'S the moment a dog show on the ground took second place to a dog fight in the skies.

Panto theme for lantern parade

Andover Advertiser: Picture from Romsey Lantern Parade.

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The Lantern Parade at Romsey’s Late Night Shopping evening has now become a popular annual event and this year’s will have a theme for the first time – pantomimes.

Tank stars at show

Andover Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

MATTHEW Carvalho should have no problem parking at today's Romsey Show.

Man arrested after drugs raid

12:50pm Friday 12th September 2014

MAN has been arrested this morning following a drugs bust in a Hampshire neighbourhood.

Councils approve £500K improvements to Church Street

Andover Advertiser:

9:24am Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS to make Romsey town centre more pedestrian-friendly are going ahead next year. In a joint project bosses at Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council have agreed to a £500,000 scheme to enhance Church Street.

Indoor shopping village could create 100 jobs

Andover Advertiser:

9:15am Friday 12th September 2014

MORE than 100 jobs will be created if a Bournemouth-based entrepreneur gets the green light to open an indoor shopping village at Nursling.

Show remembers the fallen

Andover Advertiser:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

One of the first sights to greet visitors as they enter the Romsey showground tomorrow (Saturday) will be a Garden of Remembrance planted with 374 wooden crosses.

Unmanned crossing could be closed

9:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN unmanned level crossing in the Test Valley could be closed permanently.

Stockbridge residents angry over traffic speeds

8:53am Thursday 11th September 2014

TEST Valley villagers are growing increasingly concerned about traffic danger on a busy road past their homes.

Pair bailed in fuel line theft case

10:37am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO men under investigation for conspiring to steal tens of thousands of litres of fuel from an underground pipeline have been re-bailed until next month.

Stuff the church with scarecrows

Andover Advertiser: Overton's creativity on full show as the annual Scarecrow Festival returns

10:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RESIDENTS in a Hampshire village are asked to start preparing theirscarecrows for a festival on September 27.

Pair bailed in fuel line theft case

10:01am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO men under investigation for conspiring to steal tens of thousands of litres of fuel from an underground pipeline have been re-bailed until next month.

Long-serving MP was wine buff and champion of small businesses

Andover Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Sir David Mitchell, who has died aged 86, was a Hampshire MP for a third of a century.

Cycle coding

Andover Advertiser: Police stamp property to deter crooks

4:42pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ROMSEY police officers will be carrying out cycle coding and property marking in the town on Friday (September 12)

Charity walkers looking forward to their big test

Andover Advertiser:

10:21am Tuesday 9th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people will lace up their walking boots and soak up the countryside as they raise cash for good causes.

OAPs warned to be on their guard after 70-year-old loses £10,000 to conman

Andover Advertiser: Romsey-based Inspector Jackie Willson

8:43am Tuesday 9th September 2014

PENSIONERS have been urged to be on their guard after a string of attempted frauds in the Romsey area.

Van goes up in flames

Andover Advertiser:

1:32pm Monday 8th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a van fire involving gas cylinders on a residential street.

Vintage farm machines back in the field

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

FARM machinery from a bygone era will be taking to the Test Valley countryside this weekend. Binders and old combines and will be working (weather permitting) in fields off Danebury Road at Longstock near Stockbridge.

Food fest fills town centre with local flavours

Andover Advertiser:

7:20am Friday 5th September 2014

FOOD lovers are expected to flock to Romsey on Sunday for the town’s annual festival.

For whom the bell tolls

Andover Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Two Test Valley villages will remember their fallen from the First World War.

Borough moves to curb Valley Park rat problem

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

AT last we are getting some action.

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