Steve Dancey, who is retiring as editor of the Andover Advertiser, held a Farewell Party for current staff at the Advertiser, together with those who used to work there. ''Steve has done a great job for the Advertiser over the past 3 years, when times have been difficult for local newspapers. He has led his team through the recession, and kept the paper full of news and events, with fewer staff.''
Sir George said the town has been lucky with its editors, as Joe Scicluna had been a great editor before Steve took over. ''There is a great community spirit in the town, and much of that is due to the local paper, which reports the good news and achievements of the voluntary organisations in and around the town.''
(With thanks to Hannah for the photo)