VOTING starts today for an issue which will either give the town centre a much-needed boost, or add an unnecessary strain on local business, depending on your point of view.

It is crunch time for businesses over whether or not to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) to Andover town centre, a decision which was half-jokingly dubbed 'more contentious than Brexit'.

Also in this week's paper:

- a charitable organisation plots a return to Andover

- the latest from Katie's Piper's Strictly bid

- our First Class features returns with seven pages of Year R pictures

- a conservancy trust mourns the loss of a feathered friend

- a baby makes her TV debut in a new advert

- the BIGger Network event pictures

- News from our patches, including Whitchurch and Overton and Tidworth and Ludgershall.

- Two pages of YOUR letters.

- Two pages of your local sport.

And much much more!

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