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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.

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

Events to mark 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which saw thousands of Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy

Cllr Steve Forster outside the vacant units that Prezzo wants to turn into a new restaurant.

Prezzo submits new bid for Fleet restaurant

Italian restaurant chain Prezzo has submitted a new application for an eatery in Fleet town centre, dividing opinion among residents and councillors

Best ever fundraising day in memory of former pupil

Frogmore Community College raises more than £2,000 for hospital where former pupil James Crewdson was treated before his death last year

Chelsea Flower Show success for Fleet club

Fleet Flower Club members were awarded a bronze medal at Chelsea Flower Show for their entry To Gaze and Wonder

WATCH: Abandoned fox cubs on the road to recovery

Wildlife hospital staff have urged people to keep an eye out for sick and abandoned fox cubs after two were brought in to the centre to be cared for

RAF veteran searches for his lost owl

Sox the barn owl has been missing from his Church Crookham home for nearly a month

Aldi looks to build supermarket on vacant land

Pre-application talks to build 1,140 sq m Aldi supermarket on fields at Martin Lines, in Beacon Hill Road, Church Crookham

Roadworks on the Ively Rd, Farnborough, which is due to be closed during the next two weekends

Main road closed at weekends to 'future proof' the network

Closure of the road that links Farnborough Airport and the town centre will cause 'inconvenience'

Train company criticised for lack of eco features at new car park

South West Trains has defended not installing charging points for electrical cars as part of multi-million improvements at Fleet railway station

Campaigners on a walk around the Albany Farm development site, Church Crookham

Campaigners say development plans will ruin countryside

Fleet and Crookham Environment is Threatened group organised an environmental walk in opposition to plans to build hundreds of homes on the greenbelt


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