Tip closures on seniors' agenda

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hampshire County Council’s plans for its waste recycling centres will be on the agenda at the next meeting of STOIC – Test Valley’s forum for the over-55s.

Growers prepare for show

12:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GREEN-fingered growers are making sure their flowers and vegetables are in tip-top condition for King’s Somborne Horticultural Society’s annual show and fete.

Support group stunned by £10k donation

Romsey Advertiser:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Romsey charity will have no money worries for the next year after receiving an unexpected £10,000 windfall.

Sam meets medics who helped to save his life

Romsey Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Romsey teenager Sam Mangoro has kept a very special appointment with medics who helped save his life.

Show mounts a massive tribute to those who served in Great War

Romsey Advertiser:

12:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THIS will be a year to remember for Romsey Show – for the first time in its 172-year history, the event will have a theme: “World War One and Hampshire Life 1914-1918”.

Colourful night at the prom

Romsey Advertiser:

2:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

These girls made a colourful statement at Mountbatten School prom, held at Winchester Guildhall, last Friday. Look out for more prom pictures in next Friday's edition of the Advertiser (July 25).

He's living on borrowed time

Romsey Advertiser:

9:22am Friday 18th July 2014

Without a new heart my son will die.

Councillors won over by nature site offer

Romsey Advertiser:

8:59am Friday 18th July 2014

AN important wildlife haven on Romsey’s doorstep is to receive official nature reserve status.

History is on our side, say opponents to 300-home housing scheme on woodland

Romsey Advertiser:

8:55am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE are calls for centuries-old woodland threatened by unplanned housing development to be classified as an ancient monument.

Proposals for UK's biggest solar firm overcome first planning hurdle

8:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A GERMAN green energy giant has won the first round of its battle to build Britain’s biggest solar farm in the Test Valley countryside.

Steamy fun ahead

8:45am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE’S a host of attractions lined up at next week’s Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show.

Beddy, steady go

Romsey Advertiser:

9:35am Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT was a dream run for some and a nightmare ride for others.

Still time to enter carnival procession

1:59pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

OFFICIALS are making final preparations for Sunday’s Romsey Carnival procession.

Beggars Fair is a scorching success

Romsey Advertiser:

1:18pm Monday 14th July 2014

A carnival atmosphere and temperature nudging towards 27C (80F) brought thousands to Romsey on Saturday for the annual free music festival, the Beggars Fair.

Cancer charity calls for shop volunteers

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Wessex Cancer Trust is seeking more volunteers to help in its Romsey shop.

Kidney transplant girl eager to help others

Romsey Advertiser:

7:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

A BRAVE young kidney transplant recipient is staging a charity fund-raiser to help others with renal problems.

Developer's nature reserve offer finds favour with planners

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

TEST Valley councillors are set to debate plans to build 64 homes and create a nature reserve in countryside at Oxlease Farm just north of Romsey.

Council has no time for democracy

9:10am Friday 11th July 2014

IT’S undemocratic and wrong.

1,000 sign up to petition against store expansion

Romsey Advertiser:

9:03am Friday 11th July 2014

MOre than 1,000 people have signed a pub’s petition protesting against plans to expand Bradbeers department store in Romsey’s Cornmarket.

Race organisers seek to put safety fears to bed

Romsey Advertiser:

8:49am Friday 11th July 2014

HEALTH and safety is paramount.

New car park is just the ticket for a cheap stay

Romsey Advertiser:

8:43am Friday 11th July 2014

A new council car park offers all-day parking for just £2 at Romsey.

Planners take a dim view of solar farm plan

8:41am Friday 11th July 2014

PROPOSALS to build Britain’s largest solar farm in the Test Valley countryside look set to be shunted into the shade.

Recluse found dead at home beneath a pile of rubbish

Romsey Advertiser:

8:40am Friday 11th July 2014

A reclusive pensioner may have lain dead among piles of rubbish in his Romsey home for eight months before his body was found, an inquest heard.

Safety day bids to dampen down firebugs

10:34am Wednesday 9th July 2014

FIRE and police officers say youngsters are risking serious injury after a spate of arsons involving gas canisters and aerosols.

Sketching the spirit of the town

Romsey Advertiser:

8:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

The new “Sketches of Romsey Exhibition” was launched last week at community gallery Rums Eg with a private view at which the winners of the children’s and adult competition were announced.

Vicar gets on his bike for church repair fund

Romsey Advertiser:

7:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Forget the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia – an enterprising vicar has completed a sponsored 440-mile ‘Tour de Corsica’ to raise funds for essential repairs to his church.

New look on the cards for Clintons

12:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

ROMSEY’s Clintons store reopens today (Saturday) after being given a makeover and a new logo.

Festival caters for all tastes

9:26am Friday 4th July 2014

“The Romsey Festival is here!” This will be the pronouncement from chairman Dick Hewett at the Festival’s launch event in the Town Hall this evening, (Friday).

Consutant ripped off his friend and boss to the tune of £30,000

9:01am Friday 4th July 2014

A RECRUITMENT consultant wiped away tears after he was spared an immediate prison sentence for stealing more than £30,000 from a longstanding friend who had employed him and given him shares in his company.

Duttons Road retirement home refusal overturned

Romsey Advertiser:

8:57am Friday 4th July 2014

WORK will start this autumn on building 52 luxury apartments for the elderly on the site of Test Valley Borough Council’s former Romsey offices.

Young windsurfer's championships dreams sunk by theft

8:51am Friday 4th July 2014

A TEENAGE wind-surfing champion is devastated after thieves stole his equipment.

David's thinking big with his little ships

Romsey Advertiser:

8:47am Friday 4th July 2014

A destroyer, a ferry and police boat sailing in convoy across the Solent are bound to attract attention – especially when the craft in question are only four metres long.

Plans for parking changes go on show

8:44am Friday 4th July 2014

Today (Friday ) marks the start of a three-week public consultation by Test Valley Borough Council on a proposed on-street parking and traffic measures in Romsey.

Plans for fourth solar farm in Test Valley unveiled

8:42am Friday 4th July 2014

MORE solar power is heading for the Test Valley.

Police seek cyclists after assault on teens

12:28pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

POLICE are investigating an unprovoked attack on two teenage boys on a village recreation ground.

Mayor's picnic invite

8:50am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Preparations are well under way for the Romsey Mayor’s Picnic and Duck Race.

Alex comes from his hospital bed to thank supporters

Romsey Advertiser: Alex Lewis with his son Sam.

11:37am Monday 30th June 2014

Nothing was going to keep Alex Lewis away from the community fundraiser held in is honour on Saturday.

Show some horse sense

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

The chairman of Romsey’s War Horse project is asking businesses in the town to show their support by placing a horse in their window during July.

Outreach for the sky

Romsey Advertiser: Gabby and Felcity Gibbons are skydiving for Rose Road

4:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO Romsey sisters are making a tandem skydive over Salisbury Plain to raise cash for a Hampshire charity.

Meet the Lions

4:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

ANYONE interested in joining Romsey Lions should visit the Crosfield Hall on Sunday (June 29) when the club is hosting an informal recruitment event from 2pm to 5pm.

CAB says it will be business as usual following merger

9:06am Friday 27th June 2014

A NEW chapter will begin next week when the Test Valley Citizens Advice Bureau is born. Romsey and District and Andover Citizens Advice Bureaux are merging on Tuesday (July 1) and the new charity will be headed by Ange Moon who will responsible for the overall strategy and management of services provided by the organisation.

Discount for 'Early Bird' walkers

9:05am Friday 27th June 2014

Charity fund-raisers hoping to take part in the popular Walk the Test Way in October will receive a discount on their registration fee if they sign up before August 1.

Wind farm could create sound barrier to returning salmon

Romsey Advertiser: ‘Salmon industry at risk’

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

PLAN for a huge wind farm off the Hampshire coast have sparked fears that the project will damage the county’s salmon fishing industry.

Concert by George

8:57am Friday 27th June 2014

The annual George’s Trust Concert in the Park organised by the Romsey Bandstand and Entertainment Trust will take place on Sunday, (June 29) from 3pm in the War Memorial Park.

Carnival creatures

8:56am Friday 27th June 2014

ORGANISERS of Lockerley and East Dean Carnival are putting the finishing touches to tomorrow afternoon’s parade.

Villages urged to draw up their own emergency flood plans

8:55am Friday 27th June 2014

TEST Valley villages must have their own emergency action plans to deal with flooding.

Lorry driver denies causing death of OAP

Romsey Advertiser: Martyn Dear

8:53am Friday 27th June 2014

A ROMSEY lorry driver accused of causing the death of an 87-year-old man in a crash at a petrol station forecourt has appeared in court.

Brave Alex loses his last limb

Romsey Advertiser: Alex Lewis

8:50am Friday 27th June 2014

A man who became a triple amputee when a cold developed into a flesh-eating bug has undergone an emergency amputation of his only remaining limb.

Chris has been close to greatness

Romsey Advertiser: Chris has been close to greatness

2:50pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard is to give a talk to a Romsey church’s men’s group.

Tools charity opens its doors...

2:37pm Monday 23rd June 2014

CHARITY Tools for Self Reliance will open the doors to its Netley Marsh workshops this Saturday (June 28).

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