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  • Derek Burnett

    60th BIRTHDAY! Derek Burnett Happy Birthday. 60 on Wednesday 29th October 2014. It's bus pass time!! Love Barbie XXXXX read more

  • County set to dump plans to close tips after public backlash Romsey Advertiser:

    ALL of Hampshire’s recycling centres are set to be saved from the scrapheap thanks to an overwhelming show of public support. read more

  • Head grades some GCSE marking as ‘shocking Romsey Advertiser:

    A headteacher has said her school’s GCSE grades are back where they should be after extensive re-marks. read more

  • Commercial mushroom gangs find rich pickings in the New Forest Romsey Advertiser: Colourful fungi growing on a dead tree captured by camera club member Tony Horsfield

    NEW Forest Rangers are on high alert amid claims that commercial mushroom picking is taking place on an industrial scale. read more

  • Downton stars come to our Abbey Romsey Advertiser: Julian Fellowes

    Downton Abbey will come to Romsey Abbey when one of its stars and its creator take part in a Christmas concert. read more

  • New urban village becomes magnet for further development Romsey Advertiser:

    ABBOTSWOOD urban village is set to grow even more. read more

  • Lara's cake is star of the show at cafe opening Romsey Advertiser:

    A POPULAR Test Valley tourist attraction’s cafe has a new look. read more

  • Three councillors quit over affordable homes row Romsey Advertiser:

    QUIET community has been rocked by the sudden resignations of three parish councillors in a row over where affordable homes should be built in the village. read more


    RUBY WEDDING Ros and Howard Parsons Congratulations to our wonderful Mum and Dad on your 40th Wedding Anniversary. Lots of love from Adrian, Adele, Rebecca, Neil, Rachel and Eleanor. XXX read more


    VALLOR Joan The family of the late Mrs Joan Vallor would like to thank all the staff at Romsey Hospital and the district nurses for all their kind care and attention. Also special thanks to the girls at Casbrook for looking after Joan over the last year. As a family we could not have carried out her wishes to stay at home without your help and for that we are eternally grateful. read more

  • Ann & Rod Carr

    GOLDEN WEDDING Ann & Rod Carr Mum and Dad Congratulations to you both on 24th October. Lots of love to you both. Tracy, Steven, Lee, Leesa, Lisa, Ben, Carly, Sara, Megan and Sophie. XXXX read more

  • rachel tanner

    TANNER Rachel (Nee Maxwell) Passed away peacefully on Friday 17th October. She was the kindest and most thoughtful person one could ever meet. Loving mother to Paul and Andrew and grandmother to Laura and George. She will be hugely missed by all who knew her. ---------- Memorial Service on Friday 31st October at 12.00 p.m. at Lockerley Church. No flowers please, but donations welcome to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Donkey Sanctuary. Donations may be sent to A.H Cheater Funeral Directors, Romsey. read more


    ALLEN Stuart My best mate and true family friend. Taken from us too early, but left us with many happy memories of the times we had. Will be missed by many, that is for sure. Sleep tight. Love Nick, Sue, Robert, Carlie, Oli and Oscar and all at RMF. read more


    VALLOR Joan Irene Passed away peacefully at Romsey Hospital on 20th October 2014 aged 94 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Bill, mother of Sandra and Angela, grandmother of Emma, Scott and Melanie and great grandmother of Esme, Luca, Harriet, Edward, Charlotte and Olivia. ---------- Private family Funeral in respect of Joan's wishes. Donations if desired to the League of Friends, Romsey Hospital may be sent to A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY. read more


    SMITHIES Doreen formerly Bristow and Packham (Nee Kew) 03.05.46 - 20.10.14 Passed away peacefully at the Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Loving wife and mother to Julie, Paul and Kimmy. Devoted grandmother and great grandmother. 'Always in our hearts.' ---------- Funeral Service to be arranged. Enquiries to A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY Tel. 01794 513393 Family flowers only please but donations if desired to the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity may be sent to A.H. Cheater or online at read more


    PACKHAM Iris Joan Known as "Joan" (Nee Reeves) Passed away peacefully in hospital aged 93 years. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. A life well lived. Joan's family were her world, she will be sadly missed. ---------- A Celebration of Joan's life will be held at St Deny's Church, Chilworth on Wednesday 29th October at 2.45 p.m. All are welcome but no black please by request. Family flowers only but donations if wished to Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY. read more


    ALLEN Stuart Died suddenly in Tenerife on 12th October aged 52 years. Beloved husband of Karen, father of Jake and Henry, son of Laura and brother to Sharon. ---------- Private Cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Romsey Abbey on Wednesday 5th November at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the Willow Foundation may be sent to A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY. read more


    BUY Edwin Arthur Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 11th October 2014. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Cancer Research UK may be sent to A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY. read more


    CONGRATULATIONS Amy and Tim Taylor Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary for Monday 27th October. XXX read more


    LICENSING ACT 2003 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE Notice is hereby given that Hillier Nurseries Limited has applied to the Test Valley Borough Council on 16th October 2014 for the grant of a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for use at the premises known as Hillier Garden Centre, Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, Nr. Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA The proposed licensable activities and their hours are: Days Start Time Finish Time Retail Sale of Alcohol Monday to Saturday 09.00 21.00 Sunday 10.00 20.00 The record of this application is held bythe Licensing Authorityand can be viewed on the website or inspected at the offices of the Licensing Authority, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3AJ during normal office hours Any Person wishing to submit representations to the application must dosoinwritingtotheLicensingAuthorityattheaddressabove,giving in detail the grounds for the objection. Representations must relate to one or more of the Licensing Objectives: Prevention of Crime & Disorder; Prevention of Public Nuisance; Protection of Children from Harm; or Public Safety. Representations must be received by the Licensing Authority no later than 12th November 2014. TheLicensingAuthoritywillhaveregardtoanyrepresentationsmade when considering this application. It is an offence under section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 for anyone to recklessly or knowingly make a false statement in connection with a licensing application. The maximum fine on summary conviction is £5000. read more

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