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Andover man amongst armed gang arrested

A local man was arrested along with a gang of armed drug-dealers and jailed for a total of 17 years for being involved in a conspiracy to supply cannabis in Southampton. The court heard that...

Locally loved jeweller wins local customer service award

Locally based award-winning jewellery store, David Mellor Jewellers, was awarded Southampton star award for Shopping experience at an awards ceremony on Sunday (April 14th) The event, hosted by Route PR, in association with GO! aim...

Bank payment scam claims thousands of victims

Recently a total of £135m was transferred out of personal accounts into 'safe accounts' which are the fraudsters own accounts with the customer's permission. The first six months of 2018 the total had equalled to...

Anton Vets launches biannual tortoise party

It was a shell of a party at Anton Vets while John Chitty, of Anton Vets, hosted a twice-yearly tortoise party. The party saw 249 tortoises of different species attend at Burgclere Down Community Centre...

New male red panda welcomed to Marwell Zoo

A red male panda has arrived and been welcomed at a zoo near Andover as part of a breeding programme. The red panda, three-years-old, arrived at Marwell Zoo on March 7th from Gaia Zoo in...

Community shop devastated by ‘disgusting’ theft

Enham Post Office and Shop fell victim to a robbery that has been branded as 'disgusting' by the store owners, Leisie and Tim Francis. The store was targeted on Monday of this week at 1.50pm. The...

Andover Wyevale Garden centre sold amongst 30 others

Wyevale has announced the sale of 31 of its gardening centres to rival Dobbies for an undisclosed sum, as well as confirm a consultation process at its Syon Park support centre that could lead...

TVBC Buy Andover’s Chantry Centre for £7.2 Million

Test Valley Borough Council has bought the Chantry Centre in Andover’s town centre. The council already owned 40% but in a £7.2m deal has now bought the long leasehold from Aviva meaning that the council...

Local Andover care-home sold to Coate Water Care

A residential home in Andover has changed hands in a deal led by Christie & Co. Arbory Residential Home comprises a manor house with 21 rooms and a three-storey building which was purpose built in...

World’s biggest Primark opens in Birmingham – But should Andover have one?

It's Primania in Birmingham today with water fountains, charging points and recycling areas to shoppers it's the world's largest Primark Store, but should Andover get a Primark? The 'massive' multi-thousand square feet store features food...

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Missing 58-year-old found ‘safe and well’

Yesterday evening, police urged the public to keep an eye out for missing 58-year-old Bryan Kearns. The man was found earlier that night at around...

Chantry centre parking times extended by council

Visitors will now be able to enjoy Andover town centre for longer after Test Valley Borough Council announced that it will open the Chantry...

Dangerous Andover man wanted by police

Police have launched an appeal on the whereabouts of a dangerous 22-year-old named Edward Scobie. The 22-year old is wanted on a recall to prison...