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Microbar opens in Andover town centre

An ANDOVER pub has opened its door ahead of months of work. The microbar opened it's door following the closure of Patisserie Ambrosia 69. Planning permission to turn the once bakery into a pub was...
Test Valley Borough Council secures homelessness grant

Have your say as polling review comes to a close

Residents in Test Valley are being encouraged to have their say in a review of where people cast their votes at elections. The review was launched by Test Valley Borough Council last month and is...
Train fares rise January 2020

Train fares set to rise 2.8% for January 2020

Train fares are set to rise again on the 2nd January 2020 by around 2.8 per cent, according to the Retail Price Index for July announced today. This new fare rise announcement comes shortly after...
Philip Banning Andover

Former local school coach jailed for ‘sexually abusing girls’ in Andover

A 'sinister’ athletics coach who ‘manipulated, abused and violated’ schoolgirls during the 1970s and 1980s in Andover has today (Monday 12 August) been jailed for seven and a half years. Philip Banning, 68, of Meadowlands...
Assault in Andover Picket Twenty

Police appeal after ‘racially aggravated’ assault on woman, 28, in Picket Twenty

Police are looking for witnesses in the Picket Twenty area of Andover at around 11.45pm on Friday 9th August Were you in the area? If so, you may be able to help police with their...

Local gun shop set to close after 37 years

A gun-shop based in Overton will be closing for business after almost 40 years at the end of August. 'Test Valley Sporting Guns' in High Street, Overton will close its door on the 31st of...
Tidworth crash

Elderly man taken to hospital after ‘serious collision’

An 82-year-old man was taken to Southampton city hospital following a serious collision in which he was hit by a car outside the Tidworth Lidl. Today, police are appealing for witnesses who saw the crash...
A303 Police

Two passengers taken to hospital after serious crash near A34

Two passengers have been hospitalised after a 'serious crash' near Whitchurch this morning, Friday, 9th of August, 2019. Emergency services were called to the scene on Larks Barrow Hill Road at around 11.00am today, 9th...
Hampshire declare climate emergency

Test Valley Borough Council hope to declare ‘Climate emergency’

Test Valley Borough Council is expected to throw its weight behind the national campaign to tackle climate change with a proposal to declare a climate emergency. Leader of the council, Councillor Phil North, will put...
Travellers Andover

Police move travellers on as they park up at Augusta Park field

Today, police have executed a warrant to evict travellers off the Picket Twenty field as almost 40 caravans and vehicles pitched up at the Andover field. The group of travellers first gained entry to the...

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Farm burglary Andover

Burglars steal items from village farm near Andover

BURGLARS entered a village farm near Andover and removed radiators from farm machinery.  Hampshire Constabulary believe the criminals entered the farm in Binley (near St...

Pandora outlet closes its doors in Andover

Pandoras store in ANDOVER is set to close, after many years of operation. One of the largest jewellers, Pandora Andover, which is based in the...
Couple jailed for abusing young boy

Couple jailed for 24 years for sexually abusing young boy

A Basingstoke man and his partner have been jailed for a combined total of 24 years after appearing at Winchester Crown Court. The police investigated...

Fast and Furious 9 seen being filmed at Greenham Common

Fast and Furious 9 has been seen filming at Greenham Common this week, Friday, Saturday 16th and 17th of August. Both of the famous stars...