Blackbelt Gillian's a community hero

Romsey Advertiser: Gillian Watts with her Churchill award

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A 73-year-old woman has been honoured for her devotion to her local karate club.

Rapids wins award for exceptional service

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

The Rapids in Romsey has won an award for exceptional service – one of only three leisure centres in the country to receive the accolade.

Easter bonnet thieves

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE Police are warning Land Rover Defender owners to be on alert after bonnets were stolen from three vehicles in the county.

Labour chose city councillor to fight Romsey seat

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Labour has chosen a city councillor to contest the Romsey and Southampton North seat at next year’s General Election.

Chief Constable faces probe over 'whitewash'

Romsey Advertiser: Chief constable Andy Marsh

9:13am Friday 11th April 2014

he chief constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, Andy Marsh, is under investigation after it was claimed that he ordered a whitewash over the failure of police inquiries into sex abuse allegations at a special school near Romsey.

Police chief faces probe over 'whitewash'

Romsey Advertiser: Chief constable Andy Marsh

9:09am Friday 11th April 2014

The chief constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, Andy Marsh, is under investigation after it was claimed that he ordered a whitewash over the failure of police inquiries into sex abuse allegations at a special school near Romsey.

Marcus takes up Arms

Romsey Advertiser: Marcus Pingriff, new publican at the King's Arms in Lockerley

8:57am Friday 11th April 2014

A village pub has reopened after two months in darkness.

Villagers up in arms over plan for gypsy pitch

8:53am Friday 11th April 2014

VILLAGERS are up in arms over plans to station gypsy caravans near a site of nature conservation at Ampfield.

Six and out for no-show councillor

8:52am Friday 11th April 2014

A TORY councillor has lost his seat after failing to attend six meetings on the trot. Miles Willshire, who was elected in 2011, disqualified himself from Romsey Extra Parish Council after failing to attend any meetings since September 12 last year.

Fins reunited at aquatic centre

Romsey Advertiser: Chadwick was found in the River Test in Totton

8:47am Friday 11th April 2014

IT’S a fishy tale with a happy ending.

Burglars target homes with plastic doors

10:19am Thursday 10th April 2014

BURGLARS made off with several thousand pounds worth of property during a spate of early morning break-ins.

Abbey has packed programme for Easter

6:17pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Romsey Abbey is gearing up for a bumper Easter celebration which begins this Sunday, Palm Sunday, with a procession of palm leaves led by Charlie Brown the donkey, reconstructing Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem in the last week of his life.

Fire destroys roof of house

12:03pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WINCHESTER firefighters were called to a blaze near Stockbridge last night.

Carnival's crowning moment

9:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

BUDDING carnival royals please step forward.

Hampshire's flood repair bill will be £63 million

Romsey Advertiser: Flooding on Budd Lane and Greatbridge Road, Romsey, last month

1:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE final bill for the dealing with the worst winter storms in Hampshire for centuries is more than £63m, according to an official report.

Show of wheel power

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Organisers of a village fete are appealing for owners of eye-catching vehicles to roll up for the big day.

Vicar Tim tells his story

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Ever wondered what it is like to be the vicar of Romsey?

May fair to mark war anniversaries

12:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Nursling and Rownhams May Fair (May 5) will commemoratethe 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

VIDEO: Lorry stuck under bridge - again

Romsey Advertiser: A lorry is stuck underneath a bridge in Botley Road in Romsey

9:45am Friday 4th April 2014

TRAFFIC delays have hit a Hampshire town after a lorry has been trapped beneath a bridge - for the second time in just a few weeks.

Council tax discount for flood victims

8:36am Friday 4th April 2014

VITAL help for people hit by flooding could be flowing Test Valley residents’ and businesses’ way.

Toast to community cafe

Romsey Advertiser: CHEERS! Pupils from St Francis School join (l-r) Cllr Alan Dowden, Cllr Kath Tilling, community

8:34am Friday 4th April 2014

PUPILS got a chance to enjoy their break-time in style when they helped launch a new community café.

Esther impressed by community art asset

Romsey Advertiser: Esther Rantzen opens the new art studio, cafe and meeting rom at Rum's Eg in Romsey

8:21am Friday 4th April 2014

Broadcaster, Esther Rantzen, opened the latest phase of Romsey’s community art gallery, Rum’s Eg, on Saturday.

OAP victim of hit-and-run by mobility scooter

8:18am Friday 4th April 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a mobility scooter driver who sped off after running over a 94-year-old pensioner, leaving her lying injured on the ground.

It pays to register early for garden scheme

8:48am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Test Valley residents signing up to the borough’s fortnightly garden waste collections before April 14 can save £3.50 on the annual fee.

Sam's back at school after heart drama

Romsey Advertiser: Sam Mangoro with some of the Mountbatten School staff who saved his life, from left, Janet Barrett, Lyn Lovell, Mark Chance and Heather McIlroy.

12:20pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HE was back with his pals less than a month after he almost died.

Desert dust dumped on Hampshire

12:28pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

JUST days ago it was part of the world’s biggest desert.

Inside the Queen Mary 2 with Stephen

3:35pm Monday 31st March 2014

Romsey naval architect Stephen Payne will be signing copies of his new book, RMS Queen Mary 2: Owners' Workshop Manual in his home town this Saturday (April 5).

Village gives postman Paul a big send-off

Romsey Advertiser: Man and van cake...Houghton’s retiring postman, Paul Geary, at the surpise farewell party thrown for him at The Boot

9:59am Monday 31st March 2014

Villagers made a surprise delivery to their popular postman on the eve of his retirement.

Veterans of the road ready to roll

Romsey Advertiser: Darrell Cunningham at the wheel of "Stan" the Standard

8:00am Monday 31st March 2014

CLASSIC cars will be taking to rural lanes across west Hampshire and south Wiltshire next month in aid of a regional children’s hospice.

Mum's the word at Sunday service

7:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Romsey Abbey celebrates Motherhood this Sunday.

Abbey has faith £4 million can be found for improvements

Romsey Advertiser: Romsey Abbey’s 11th century Saxon Rood

8:35am Friday 28th March 2014

Romsey Abbey is confident it can raise £4 million needed to press ahead with an ambitious scheme to preserve the ancient building.

Blown away by support for Alex

Romsey Advertiser: Chef, James Martin, has his hair trimmed by Guy Kremer at the Blowdry Bootcamp for

8:33am Friday 28th March 2014

SOME of Hampshire’s best-known faces turned out to support a brave young dad struck down by a devastating illness.

Fire-hit church will be closed for more than a year

8:29am Friday 28th March 2014

It will be a least a year before worshippers can re-turn to a parish church ravaged by fire.

Specially arranged for Mum

8:28am Friday 28th March 2014

Children can learn how to make a Mothering Sunday posy at a workshop to be held in Romsey on Saturday.

Lib Dems hope Ben will have youth on his side

Romsey Advertiser: Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Romsey and Southampton North, Ben Nicholls

8:24am Friday 28th March 2014

Liberal Democrats have picked a 26-year-old college communications manager to contest the Romsey and Southampton North seat at next year’s General Election.

TVBC to start sandbag collections

10:49am Thursday 27th March 2014

Test Valley Borough Council will be collecting unwanted sandbags across the borough commencing next Thursday (April 3) Residents and businesses wishing to dispose of their sandbags should, where possible, place them at the front of their property on the day before the collection date. In the meantime sandbags are best left in place, say the council.

Mental Health Festival at Abbey

9:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ROMSEY Abbey is to host a Mental Health Festival.

Esther to open new art studio

4:24pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Broadcasting legend and charity champion Esther Rantzen will open the newest phase of Romsey’s community art gallery Rum’s Eg on Saturday (March 29).

Safety talk for Stoic

8:50am Monday 24th March 2014

Test Valley’s over-50s forum, Stoic, will meet on Friday (March 28) to hear a talk on home safety from a representative from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Dancer Rosie's swan of the chosen few

Romsey Advertiser: Dancer Rosie's swan of the chosen few

7:50am Sunday 23rd March 2014

A Romsey teenager is among the lucky few chosen to train with Matthew Bourne’s dance company, New Adventures, and perform in front of thousands in a curtain-raiser to his Swan Lake at the Mayflower Theatre next Friday (March 28).

Teachers strike set for Wednesday

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council has provided advice to schools on the implications of strike action ahead of possible industrial action on 26 March.

Trailer-load of straw destroyed in roadside fire

1:47pm Friday 21st March 2014

AN agricultural trailer laden with 40 straw bales caught fire as it was being towed along the A27 at Sherfield English this morning (Friday).

Plans for 100 home and sports hall on green gap

Romsey Advertiser: Image of how the indoor sports complex of Highwood Lane could look

8:34am Friday 21st March 2014

N IMPORTANT “green gap” on the outskirts of Romsey is under threat again after a developer announced plans to build more than 100 homes and and sport centre.

Food judge impressed by his taste of Test Valley

8:31am Friday 21st March 2014

PUBS and restaurants across the Test Valley are celebrating after being named some of the best places to eat out at in Hampshire.

‘I feel lucky’ says defiant Alex after surviving infection which claimed his legs and an arm

Romsey Advertiser: Alex Lewis

8:29am Friday 21st March 2014

A brave man who has lost three of his limbs and parts of his face to a bacterial infection is determined to live as normal a life as possible Alex Lewis, 34, from Stockbridge thought he was suffering from a sore throat but he was harbouring a deadly bug which nearly killed him.

'We didn't refuse homes application...we just just voted not to give it permission,' say council

8:26am Friday 21st March 2014

BRAISHFIELD residents have attacked a decision to defer a controversial planning application for affordable homes in their village.

Tots bounce for Sports Aid

8:24am Friday 21st March 2014

A TEST Valley-based pre-school is holding a sponsored bounce today (Friday).

Faster broadband coming soon, say county council

8:23am Thursday 20th March 2014

MORE homes in the Test Valley are on target to receive superfast broadband within the next couple of months.

Tree to be planted in memory of Una

12:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

at North Baddesley in memory of one of the village’s best loved characters – historian Una Lonergan (pictured) who died last November after battling cancer.

Police investigate indecent exposure

11:35am Wednesday 19th March 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an alleged indecent exposure incident in Romsey.






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