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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.

'Wonderful day' as hundreds attend Church Crookham community centre opening

As part of the redevelopment of the former Queen Elizabeth Barracks, the centre will be the base for the Parish Council and will provide a pre-school facility for up to 30 children

National health review into care for newborns after death of baby in 2001

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Fourteen years on from the tragic death of her newborn daughter Elizabeth, grieving Anne Dixon is still seeking answers

Story of historic church that started life as an army hut

Holy Trinity Church in Church Crookham was used by soldiers during the Second World War after forming in 1920

Power cuts hit north east Hampshire properties

Engineers are working to restore power to the remaining affected properties after more than 2,000 suffered a blackout on Thursday morning

Newlyweds visit derelict All Saints Church for wedding photo

Aaron Collins and Toyah Bond planned to say their vows at the 150-year-old church before it burnt down in June.

Plans for hundreds of countryside homes near Fleet rejected thanks to community action

Group FACE IT present the community's case to the council and the planning committee rejected the plans uniamously

Fleet residents Tony and Hilda Hawes with Ian and Daphney Thompson

Stagecoach bus route between Fleet and Farnborough is 'bonkers' claims pensioner

Tony Hawes warns that the new Number 10 route will miss four regular stops will be missed and people will face long walks

On This Day: Friday July 24

We look back at what was making the news on the Hampshire/Surrey border this week in archived newspaper editions

Landlord Bob Betts, with bar staff Natalie Short, left, and Leanne Brown, is proud of his family-friendly pub.

Pub of the Year: Will The Wyvern family pub win competition title?

Pub landlord of The Wyvern says he feels his efforts to make families feel welcome makes the pub stand out from the crowd

Campaigners 'pleased' with changes to bus services following meeting

Around 400 people attended a meeting to learn about a series of new bus services in Fleet and Church Crookham

Dambar Gurung holding his two Inspire awards surrounded by members of the Rushmoor Diabetes UK group

Former Gurkha soldier scoops national volunteering award for work with diabetes charity

Dambar Gurung help set up the Rushmoor Diabetes UK group and successfully campaigned for a Type 2 diabetes education course

Farnborough Airport

Airport 'listens to neighbours' concerns' in redesign of flight paths

Farnborough Airport report says there will be fewer aircraft flying over Fleet and Church Crookham, but other villages to the west of the airport will experience and increase

Localism branded a 'sham' after government overrules rejection of 300 homes

A government inspector has ordered that the large development in Church Crookham should go ahead following an appeal

Family which suffered devastating house blaze thanks community for support

More than £1,000 has been raised to support the Carson family after the fire which destroyed their home of 16 years

Three arrested and bailed after dawn drugs raids

Three people have been bailed until August after being arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs

Carnival queens and princesses sought for anniversary celebrations

Organisers of Fleet and District Carnival are looking for former Queens and Princesses to mark its 60th anniversary

Fire destroys family home in Church Crookham

After flames ripped through their home, the family are staying in a hotel but thanked the community for the outpouring of support since the fire

Bus cuts are 'isolating many people', says campaigner preparing to protest

Sarah Horton will take her cardboard bus to the streets to protest about transport cuts nationally

Society saved from extinction as chairman found following plea

The community group, which has served Fleet and Church Crookham for more than five decades, looked likely to disappear when the previous co-chairmen stepped down

Supporters 'devastated' as Artisan Market cancelled after banner complaints

Organisers have had to cancel the third birthday event, which expected more than 1,000 people, while the Ministry of Defence (MoD) investigates public concerns



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