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Man, 43, sentencing for suspected robberies in Monxton

@ Portsmouth News

A man from King’s Somborne is appearing at Portsmouth Crown Court for multiple crimes in King’s Somborne tomorrow.

Wayne Black, aged 43, of Lancaster Green, King’s Somborne is appearing in court on the 14th December 2018 for the following offences.

• attempted burglary and theft at Monxton Golf Centre, Grateley on 4 February 2018
• burglary at Ryedown Lane, East Wellow on 6 February 2018
• handling stolen goods on 8 March 2018

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A303 Eastbound blocked following two car collision

Hampshire emergency services are dealing with a collision involving two cars eastbound on Picket Twenty.

Emegency services were called to the scene at 12.57 pm.

Two lanes on the A303 have been closed following the collision.

It appears a Volkswagen Golf has collided with a white van.

A separate incident that occurred at the same time on the A303, involved a Toyota Starlet and a Volvo V70. One incident happened near buck services and the other one near the BP garage.

The event is expected to clear between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm.

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Local pub completes ’emergency repairs’ after warning

Local pubs completes 'emergency repairs' after warning

The owner of the Five Bells pub near Nether Wallop has completed urgent repairs to the listed building after Test Valley Borough Council issued a legal notice last year.

The Urgent Works Notice instructed the pub’s owner to carry out vital work to the Grade II listed property in a bid to prevent further deterioration and to keep it weatherproof, safe from collapse and to prevent vandalism or theft.

Planning portfolio holder, Councillor Nick Adams-King, said: “As a local pub, the Five Bells is a valuable community asset and it is therefore important that the council seeks to work with the owner and village residents to ensure its long-term future.

“The condition of the Grade II listed building has deteriorated significantly since it closed in 2013, which is why we took the decision to serve the notice before it got any worse. Council officers have recently inspected the building and are content that the owner has complied with the notice. We are now considering whether further repairs are needed as well as potential courses of action.

The pub’s Grade II listing recognises its significance as a building of national importance. It is also within the Nether Wallop conservation area and is close to other listed and historic buildings.

Councillor Adams-King, added: “Local residents remain keen to see the pub re-open and we will continue to do all we can to protect it.”

Whitchurch man avoids jail following possession of indecent images

Whitchurch man avoids jail following possession of incident images

David Treble, of the Knowlings, has pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of a child and attempting to communicate with a person under the age of 16 at Basingstoke Magistrate court.

Last week, on Tuesday (8th January) the court heard that between August 10, 2017, and September 3 the same Treble possessed nine indecent images.

The 49-year-old man was given a 12-week jail term suspended sentence for 18 months. He must also under 30 rehabilitation days, a pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Family pay tribute to Devizes man who died following collision

Family pay tribute to Devizes man who died following collision

The family of a man who sadly died following a collision on the A360 have paid tribute to him.

Andrew Fulford, aged 47, of Devizes, died in hospital on 10 January following the collision north of Salisbury on 20 December.

His wife Caroline has released the following tribute:

“It is with great sadness that on January 10, Andrew Fulford – my husband and father to our five beautiful and very brave children – lost his fight for life. “Andy passed away in Southampton General Hospital as a result of the terrible injuries he sustained in the A360 road collision on 20 December.

“Andy was the most gentle person you could ever hope to meet and his life was centred around his family.

“The support we have received from our family and friends has been overwhelming and we ask that at what is still a very difficult time, you continue to respect our privacy.”

Woman fined for dumping drink cans and food containers

A Grateley woman has been made to pay an excess of £200 after she failed to check that the person getting rid of her was legally registered. The person she hired then illegally dumped the waste in Grateley.

Rachel Matthews agreed to let someone else get rid of her rubbish in June 2018, but found herself in court last month after accepting that she did not check the waste carrier was licensed.

The person who illegally dumped the waste wasn’t found, despite an investigation.

The drink cans and food containers were wrapped in a carrier, and bin bags, and then dumped alongside bushes in Grateley Drove last summer.

The fly-tip was reported to Test Valley Borough Council on June 28 and officers cleared the waste and began investigating the same day. At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 20, Matthews was given an £80 fine and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge as well as £100 costs, bringing her total outlay to £210..

Environmental portfolio holder, councillor Graham Stallard said: “I hope this particular case serves as a strong reminder to people that they are responsible for their own waste.

“It is absolutely fine to arrange for someone to come and collect your waste for you but that does not mean your responsibility ends there. You must ensure that person or company is a registered waste carrier. Ignorance of the law is absolutely no excuse.”

Travellers spotted on Churchill way, Andover

Last year travellers were spotted all around Andover, including picket twenty, Saxon Heights and Churchill way.

One of the vehicles used by the travellers is a sign written works van for the purpose of tree surgery and garden waste collection, it is understood that cold call door to door for business.

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Residents are responsible for ensuring anyone removing waste from their property is authorised to do so.

Cold callers can be reported to Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards on 01962 833620 and any fly tips can be reported to Test Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Service on 01264 368000.

Car set on fire near Charlton Lakes

The vehicle BMW 325i on fire. @ John Townsend

Fire crews were called to the scene of a car fire near Charlton Lakes, Andover at around 7.34pm yesterday (13th January)

The BMW 325i was “completely burnt out” when they left.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said that the fire was doubtful.

Shortly after the crews arrived the fire was reduced.

Police are investigating the circumstances and are asking for anyone with any information to call 101 quoting crime reference number 44190015470

Overturned lorry on Winchester Road causes delays

@ Carly Foster

Reports of an overturned lorry on Winchester Rd, Three Maids Roundabout, B3420.

The lorry overturned at around 9 am today (January 14th)

All lanes are blocked northbound due to the recovery of the overturned lorry.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternative route.

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Electric car charging points request for Andover restaurant

The Chalkhill Blue alongside Engenie Ltd has recently applied for planning permission to install 2 electric vehicle charging points alongside 3 existing car parking spaces, with ancillary bollards, signage posts and a power feeder pillar.

The electric vehicle charging points will also welcome electric cars from the A303 passing by to access them.

So far, there aren’t any more Engenie charging points being installed in Andover.

The proposal comes after an increase of electric cars passing through the Business Park in Andover.

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Man, 43, sentencing for suspected robberies in Monxton

A man from King's Somborne is appearing at Portsmouth Crown Court for multiple crimes in King's Somborne tomorrow. Wayne Black, aged 43, of Lancaster Green,...

Car set on fire near Charlton Lakes

Fire crews were called to the scene of a car fire near Charlton Lakes, Andover at around 7.34pm yesterday (13th January) The BMW 325i was...

A303 Eastbound blocked following two car collision

Hampshire emergency services are dealing with a collision involving two cars eastbound on Picket Twenty. Emegency services were called to the scene at 12.57 pm. Two...