A RETIRED army chef is devastated at losing his pension money in a new business venture which has gone wrong.

Tony Beckett has spent the past 10 years dreaming of opening his own restaurant and was delighted to find a suitable premises in Andover, at the former George Inn site in George Yard.

But the 49-year-old father-of-four claims the landlords of the building, Faucet Inns, refused to pay to install utilities such as electrics and water.

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