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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.

Stunning Geminids meteor pics from amateur astronomers

A pair of meteor enthusiasts based on the Hampshire-Surrey border captured these pictures of the weekend's Geminid meteor shower

Part of a minibus used to to take disabled children to school was set alight in woodland off Sandy Lane, Church Crookham

Schoolbus for disabled children damaged by 'wanton vandals'

The driver of the bus said she found out about the damage when she opened the driver's door and was "greeted by the cab covered in glass"

Acts of remembrance respected by hundreds of people in Hart

Poignant services took place in Fleet and Yateley on Remembrance Sunday, 100 years on from the start of the First World War

Businesses eagerly await biggest ever awards ceremony

Shortlist of 39 feature 16 businesses from Rushmoor and Hart ahead of awards ceremony in Hook

Inspire Business Awards - Thrive Studios

Thrive Studios is nominated for a Marketing Campaign of the Year and New Business of the Year award in the 2014 Inspire Business Awards

Council stance on housing development is 'abuse of taxpayers' money'

Hart District Council's deputy leader Brian Burchfield fears a planning appeal over a 300-home development in Church Crookham could eventually cost the council £180,000

Residents frustrated with 'eyesore' roadworks site

Residents fear the temporary road closure notice to complete the telecom works may now have expired

Minister to be grilled on planning issues in Hart

Planning minister Brandon Lewis will answer questions from the public on concerns of where 4,000 homes will be built in the district on September 22

Joy and despair over plans for new homes

Campaigners help convince councillors to object to 300-home plan in Crookham Village, but they back scheme for more than 500 in Hook


Church Crookham sudden death 'not suspicious'

Emergency services went to a private address to deal with a fatality which was "not suspicious"

Yateley and Church Crookham in top ten desirable postcode areas

Yateley and Church Crookham were ranked second and sixth respectively among England’s top 10 desirable postcode areas in a Royal Mail survey

Workman struck by lorry driving through road closure

A workman was left with a broken leg after he was hit by a vehicle which ignored road closure signs on the A323

Maria Morgan from Church Crookham is lucky to be alive after being crushed by a fallen tree while walking her dogs at Fleet Pond

'Dogs saved my life,' says woman crushed by fallen tree

Having been trapped by a falling tree in a freak tornado, a dog walker thanks members of the public and the emergency services for her lucky escape

Wet weather warning after car slid off 'notorious' road

Police closed a road near Church Crookham after a silver car skidded off and ended up in undergrowth 

In pictures: World War One centenary marked at services

Candlelit vigils, church commemoration services and special exhibitions have marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One

Lights Out events mark 100 years since WW1 outbreak

Send us your Lights Out pictures as events, services and candlelit vigils take place around the area and millions of people look back towards the start of World War One

Dick Wallis in his garden next door to the bungalow which was severely damaged by fire

Crondall bungalow goes up in flames after lightning hit tree

Residents recall a lightning bolt hitting a tree which in turn set fire to a shed and a bungalow on Friday afternoon

Fears of 'green gap' being lost in Fleet homes plan

Protest group encourages local people to have their say on housing proposal for farmland area

Motorists question morality after series of parking fines

Parking fines have been handed out to a nurse assisting a patient, someone attending a funeral and a blood donor in recent weeks

Concern over use of MoD land as armed forces step up training

As units move from Germany to the Aldershot area, bikers, ramblers and dog walkers fear their access to MoD land could be restricted


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