Businesses across the borough have been adjusting as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gazette team is now entering its fourth week of working remotely and for the first time in the paper’s 142-year history, the last four editions have been produced from our homes, kitchen tables and offices.

We want to let our readers know we are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As well as our print issue which will continue to be printed and published every Thursday, our online website has rolling, live coverage.

Our reporters are on hand and ready to hear from you - whatever your story might be.

Editorial team

Editor Katie French

Contact: 01256 337409


Reporter Ryan Evans

Contact: 07701 313302


Covers: Hook, Odiham and Hartley Wintney; entertainment across North Hampshire

Ryan said: “Now more than ever, people need journalists to tell them what is going on and what they need to stay safe. At the Gazette we’re all still working around the clock, albeit from our living rooms, to bring you the latest news and vital information at this strangest of times.”

Reporter Elliott Binks

Contact: 07702 810431


Covers: court and crime, Whitchurch, Overton & Oakley, plus Andover and court

Elliott said: “These last few weeks have been radically different to anything any of us could’ve imagined. But luckily we live in a world where we can still continue to work almost as normal from the comfort of our own homes (or kitchen table, to be exact).

“I think I speak for the whole team when I say that we think it’s vitally important that we continue to provide news, both the good and the bad, to keep you informed and show that we’re with you all the way during these surreal times. And we’re still just as accessible as before via email, phone, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever platform floats your boat!”

Reporter Bethany Papworth

Contact: 07833145670/ 01256 337412


Covers: Tadley

Bethany said: “Working from home is so important for local journalists in light of covering covid-19 crisis. I am working around the clock to deliver you accurate reports and keep you up to date during the most extraordinary of times.”

Sports Reporter Benjamin Paessler

Contact: 07543032843 / 07395885808


Covers: sport

Ben said: "Working from home as a journalist poses a lot of challenges, as a key part of our role is being out in the community, but we will still do our best to keep you up to date in whichever way we can. The sports world has been flipped upside down, but journalism is more important now than ever to keep you informed and to keep the powers that be accountable during these strange times. If there’s anything you want to see specifically from our coverage let me know."