DOZENS of asylum seekers are living in a hotel in Andover while they face a long wait as their bids to stay in the country are processed. 

The families, who are from a variety of countries across the Middle East, began being housed in the town in March.

You can read the full story and reaction in this week's paper. Also in this week's edition:

A man has been charged in connection with a shoplifting incident at an Andover supermarket, police have revealed. 

  • The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued its annual warning to pet owners to take extra precautions when walking dogs around freshwater bodies, as warm weather conditions spark concerns about an increased risk of toxic blue green algae growth over the coming months.
  • A charity which simultaneously supports people facing crises while helping reduce food waste is moving into a former supermarket unit in Andover town centre. 
  • An Andover golf club is to dedicate its fundraising activities this year to a sheltered farm scheme for adults with learning disabilities.
  • Two businesses have opened a new shop in Andover after growing from the shared shop.
  • An Andover watering hole has been crowned ‘pub of the year’ by readers of the Advertiser.
  • A woman from Faberstown has been left distraught after a bench gifted to her by a dear friend and prisoner of war was stolen from her garden during the night.
  • A teacher who drank a bottle of vodka before crashing her car has been spared a ban from the profession.
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