A MULTI-million pound deal between Test Valley Borough Council and Valley Leisure to run Andover Leisure Centre has finally been clinched, making it the biggest of its kind in the country.
SOME of the world's most valuable fish will be given a sharp 'rebuke' if they stray away from their journeys home to Hampshire.
DEPUTY central Hampshire coroner Simon Burge has backed the Andover Advertiser's bike campaign, launched after the death of schoolboy cyclist Troy Parker.
A HAMPSHIRE schoolgirl is being hailed a hero after dramatically rescuing three children from the water while on holiday.
A CHARITY that helps the homeless in Southampton is gearing up for fresh challenges following the success of its 30th anniversary year.
NOTHING would stand in the way of a 70-year-old Hampshire woman and her dream holiday, let alone an out-of-date passport.
FEARS have been raised that weekend late-night pubbers and clubbers could be stranded after a taxi firm announced it was pulling the plug on a busy depot.
COST-cutting council chiefs in Southampton spent almost £3,000 on a weekend away - to work out how to axe jobs and save cash.
ONE of Hampshire's biggest employers was today accused of replacing its workforce with cheap labour in India.
NORTHERN Stage Ensemble bring their version of the classic George Orwell novel 1984 to Winchester next month.
LIGHTHOUSE - the newly-revamped and rechristened Poole Arts Centre - gets its brand-new season off to a hair-raising, and occasionally hilarious, start next week with a classic straight from the Gothic vaults.
CLASSIC Forties' film Brief Encounter steams to The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke, next month in a new stage version.
START-UP businesses in Hampshire are offered a range of support services under a new scheme introduced this week.
MAJOR no-frills, low-cost airline buzz is to target air travellers across the south with flights in and out of Bournemouth Airport from next year.
YOUNGSTERS at Southampton General Hospital were paid a visit by a special friend when a television star popped in to say hello.
Former World Wrestling Fed-eration star Jake 'The Snake' Roberts was at Andover Leisure Centre complete with a 17ft python, to headline an evening of wrestling ent-ertainment.
RESIDENTS in Andover escaped the worst of gale force winds, which battered much of the south at the weekend.
FO'C'SLE Folk Club welcomes a singular talent to the Duke of Wellington pub in Bugle Street, Southampton on Friday, November 8.
SHOW Of Hands certainly get around. After playing virtually every domestic folk festival this summer, the popular two-man group are still in demand with a 48-date tour including dates at Salisbury and Winchester.
HUGE crowds gathered at St Mary Bourne Primary School to mark the official opening of its new extension.
THERE'S a stark warning to rabbit owners in Andover to get their pets immunised following the death of two family rabbits from the highly contagious myxomatosis disease.
ABOUT £100,000 is to be invested by Hampshire County Council in Appleshaw and Redenham as part of a £11.5 million county-wide flood prevention programme.
FIREFIGHTERS in And-over breathed a collective sigh of relief following the news that the first two 48-hours strikes had been cancelled.
ANDOVER Bowling Club is looking for sponsorship to help pay for new paving stones replacing the 40-year-old slabs surrounding the green.
CONSCIENTIOUS householders who have been separating their green waste for collection by Test Valley Borough Council have been wasting their time for more than a year.
A SPECIALIST negotiator was called in by Andover police when a teenager threatened to jump from Andover's Redon Way railway bridge on Tuesday morning.
POOLSIDE staff and swimmers at Andover Leisure Centre splashed their way through aquabeat sessions all dressed in pink - to mark their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
ANDOVER police are hunting a man thought to be responsible for attempted burglaries at two village churches on Friday. An unsuccessful attempt was made to force open the vestry at All Saints Church in Upper Clatford and the raider left empty-handed.
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BEACH hut owners have launched a campaign to save two public toilets used by the huge number of people who visit Calshot Spit.
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have hit out at Test Valley Borough Council for collecting residents' green waste for recycling and then dumping it in landfill sites.
CHILBOLTON rally driver Justin Dale ended his final drive as a Peugeot works driver with a class win at last weekend's Michelin South of England Tempest Rally in Aldershot.
Andover 8, Downton 0
Wimborne Town 8 Whitchurch United 1
Fawley 1, Andover NS 5
A TEENAGER who inspired the setting up of a charity a decade ago has now become the latest person to receive one of its grants.
THE mother of missing Hampshire teenager Dan Nolan has urged him to get in touch after his grandmother passed away.
YOUNG arsonists are being hunted following a blaze at a West End school.
England's under-fire attack produced their best performance of the Ashes tour so far today to dismiss a strong Western Australian line-up for 213 in their rain-hit warm-up match at the WACA.
Nasser Hussain hit the first century of the Ashes tour today as England continued their revival with a determined batting display against a strong Western Australia line-up at the WACA.
England will face another major challenge in their final warm-up match before the start of the Ashes series, with Queensland naming a virtually full-strength line-up for the three-day game starting on Saturday.
Paul Austin has been suspended for 176 days by the Hampshire FA after being sent off twice while playing for Horndean in the Jewson Wessex League this season.
HAMPSHIRE FA officials admit they are "hugely concerned" about the falling number of qualified referees in the county.
When Matthew Le Tissier made his first competitive Saints start as a 17-year-old in 1986 he found himself up against his boyhood idol Glenn Hoddle.
Andover NS 1,Winchester City 1
HAMPSHIRE yachtswoman Emma Richards has regained second place in the Around Alone race, but has entered the calm of the Doldrums.
PLANS to turn a redundant New Forest farm into a £500,000 arts centre have taken another leap forward.
A PENSIONER stranded in the New Forest for three days during some of the stormiest weather for years has been found safe and well.
ATHERLEY soared to a club record score for the Denny Cup when pounding Isle of Purbeck 127-35.
MIKE SMITH'S Long Lake on his Hordle Lakes Complex produced its best match weight when Christchurch angler Steve Mancey took a huge 107lb haul.