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Fire Service Launches New ‘Home Safe Home’ Campaign

Home Safe Home is a new safety initiative created by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to help people stay safe while they’re staying at home...
Affordable Housing

Council smashes affordable housing target

Test Valley Borough Council has exceeded its affordable housing target for the sixth year in a row, providing a lifeline for residents looking for a home. The authority delivered 273 homes in 2019/20 against a...
Stalking

National Stalking Awareness Week 2020

20th April marks National Stalking Awareness Week and this year the theme is 2020; See Stalking Clearly. Despite the ongoing health pandemic, victims of stalking must remain visible and it is crucial that anyone affected...
Waste Collection

Basingstoke and Deane Changes to Waste Collection

Temporary changes to reduce waste collections to protect crews and sustain the bin collection service during the COVID-19 outbreak have started this week. From today (Monday 20 April), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, working with...

Town Mills Redevelopment Put on Hold

The construction works to transform the area surrounding Town Mills into a picturesque park have been temporarily put on hold. As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, contractors working on the main gas works in...
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£900k lifeline for Local Community Centres

Community centres across Test Valley could each benefit from a £10k cash injection after updated guidance from the government confirmed that they could claim the same support grant offered to businesses impacted by the...
Southampton Airport Mortuary

COVID-19 Southampton Airport to Host Temporary Mortuary

In response to the current coronavirus situation, plans are in now in place for the operation of a temporary mortuary at Southampton Airport to serve Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. Separate arrangements are in place...
Andover library

Hampshire Libraries Go Digital

Hampshire County Council is reporting an unprecedented rise in digital library use, as people who live, work and study in Hampshire are turning to the library service for access to books during the Coronavirus...
Kieran Mander Charged with Assault on Tidworth Police Officer

Coronavirus Coughing Local Man Assaults Officer

A Tidworth man has been charged with assaulting an officer after claiming to have Covid-19 and coughing in his face. Kieran Mander, 22, of Vockins Close, was arrested yesterday and has since been charged with...
Best Game Hosting

‘Playing online games online reduces anti-social behaviour’ Here’s where to find the best game...

Since the coronavirus outbreak, especially in Andover, has been rapidly increasing globally, many psychologists have suggested that many will face a lack of social interaction. Games have always been a way of both children...