A UNIT at Andover hospital has seen an upswing in its fortunes with ‘well deserved’ praise from the health watchdog which criticised it just two years ago.

Andover War Memorial Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) service is now rated as ‘good’ rather than ‘requires improvement’ following an unannounced visit by national health watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC) back in December.

Also in this week's paper:

- Picket Piece expansion plan turned down by council

- Battle to keep High Street store in town

- New group to support families set to hold first event

- Kingsway Gardens residents' "nightmare" as major works underway

- School calls on support from local business for annual fundraiser

- Former newspaper staff hold reunion

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

- Two pages of YOUR letters.

- Two pages of your local sport.

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