REDEVELOPING Andover’s former magistrates’ court into a new community facility will be one of the main aims of new Test Valley Borough Council leader Phil North - the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.

In his first interview since taking over as council leader on Wednesday, the Conservative described the policy as one of his key priorities for the town.

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