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Church Crookham

Church Crookham was previously home to the only commercially successful tobacco plantation in Britain. Its former Queen Elizabeth Barracks, home of the Gurkhas from 1970 until 2000, is now a housing estate. Tweseldown racecourse was used in the 1948 London Olympics, while Luxury Vertu mobile phones are made at the company headquarters.

Chelsea Flower Show: Fleet club blooming delighted at bronze

Fleet Flower Club members were able to celebrate again in 2015 after being awarded a bronze medal for their display

Exhibition reveals history of treasured Fleet Community Hospital

Nine beds and no water or electricity - exhibition takes a look back at Fleet Community Hospital's humble beginnings

Archbishop of Canterbury will visit Aldershot church to baptise grandson

Archbishop Justin Welby will join the congregation on Sunday for a public service followed by the baptism of his second grandchild

VE Day: Church Crookham memories, 70 years on

A former Church Crookham resident recalls life during WWII and the parties that marked victory in Europe

Campaigners want 'vital routes' back after bus cuts controversy

Around 200 people attended the demonstration as campaigners heralded the "amazing turnout" and called the under-threat bus routes a "social necessity"

Election 2015: All you need to know about May 7's candidates

Find out about those standing in the Aldershot and North East Hampshire constituencies as well as a run-down of those standing in the local elections

Clockwise from top left: Robert Blay, Mad Max Bobetsky, Graham Cockarill, Andrew Johnston, Ranil Jayawardena and Amran Hussain

Election 2015: Meet your North East Hampshire constituency candidates

We've spoken to all five candidates seeking election in the North East Hampshire constituency in the general election on Thursday May 7

Clockwise from top left: Robert Blay, Mad Max Bobetsky, Graham Cockarill, Andrew Johnston, Ranil Jayawardena and Amran Hussain

Election 2015: How North East Hampshire constituency candidates will help you

As we close in on the general election, we ask those standing in North East Hampshire how they'll help the constituency

Election 2015: North East Hampshire parliamentary candidates respond to your manifesto

We asked all six of those seeking election in North East Hampshire what their thoughts were on issues such as adult social care, austerity and the green belt

Fleet bus campaigners lament 'nightmare' Frimley Park journey

A disabled woman from Fleet has spoken of her now 'nightmare' journey to Frimley Park following £1.5m bus cuts affecting local routes

Sarah Horton (left) from Don't Cut Buses in Fleet and Church Crookham with Cllr Steve Forster and Sara Kinnell

Campaigners welcome Fleet taxi-share service but renew call for 'vital' buses to be reinstated

Protesters say the cab-sharing scheme between Ancells Farm and Elvetham Heath is 'just a sticking plaster' and have renewed calls for the return of their axed buses

Who will North East Hampshire residents send to parliament?

General Election 2015: All you need to know about North East Hampshire constituency

Voters will be going to the polls in May to decide who should be the next member of parliament for North East Hampshire

Late plea to save group that has served community for 54 years

Fleet and Church Crookham Society is seeking a new chairman, but if no one comes forward members will vote on whether to call it a day


RSPCA warns pet owners after cat found beheaded in Church Crookham

Professionals confirmed that the act was carried out by human hands after the black cat's head was found in Ryelaw Road on Good Friday

Campaigners undertake guided walk on housing appeal site

An appeal hearing on 300 homes proposed for land in Church Crookham will be held on April 14


Sun-filled skies for the 34th Fleet Half Marathon

Around 2,500 runners took part in the race which took in roads around the town centre before heading out to the countryside

Fleet Half Marathon: Where to watch and road closures

Runners will again take part in the annual race on Sunday, so here is the low down on the event

Campaigners' 'noisy' protest at bus cuts ends in defeat

Protest held outside county hall is not enough to persuade the council to keep much-needed bus services      

Exhibition on history of milk in Fleet is cream of the crop

Library display shows how milk production at dairy farms 'churned a corner' through the decades

7 cosy pubs in Hampshire for cold wintry days

What better way to spend you day than snuggled up next to a roaring fire in one of these traditional pubs


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