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On This Day: Friday October 9

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

It's Go Go Go! as TeamSport go-karting launches in Farnborough

Our video lets you drive two laps of the new circuit, which held an adrenaline-fuelled launch event before opening on Thursday

Drug and drink-driver crashed car into tree after police chase

Winchester Crown Court
Woman left with fractured spine after friend smashed into tree following drinking alcohol and taking cocaine

Motorbike worth £7,000 stolen from Aldershot businessman

Dealership owner 'gutted' after £7,000 bike stolen from locked workshop in Aldershot

Five fire engines sent to M3 crash

Rushmoor firefighters freed driver from car following collision on motorway between Farnborough and Hook

Improving Farnborough aim to build on League Cup success

Spencer Day will be hoping to build on Monday's League Cup victory when Dulwich Hamlet come to town on Saturday - and he may have a new marquee signing

Once in a blood moon...Spencer Day's Farnborough shine at last

Two goals from Bobbie Dale helped Farnborough to a 2-1 home victory over Bognor Regis Town on Monday night - their first win since the season opener against Lewes

Ryan Scott apologises to Farnborough fans after shock U-turn, as boss addresses fans on forum

Ryan Scott stepped down from his new role of player assistant/manager at Cherrywood Road on Tuesday, citing personal reasons

Farnborough pilot to fly to Australia in vintage 1942 aircraft

Tracey Curtis-Taylor wants to recreate the journey of pilot Amy Johnson

RAF Red Arrows seen landing in Farnborough during display season

The Red Arrows flew over Farnborough before coming in to land ahead of a display in Southsea on Friday

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

Farnborough Airport
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

Farnborough in Pictures

Farnborough Road in 1936, with the Tumbledown Dick visible

Tumbledown Dick: From popular pub to fast-food chain

Get Hampshire takes a look back at the Tumbledown Dick's past as the former pub officially opened as a McDonald's this week

New Tumbledown McDonald's opens its doors to public

The new McDonald's drive-thru restaurant opened this week, replacing the former Tumbledown Dick pub

Tumbledown Dick's transformation into McDonald's is complete

The look of the new Farnborough McDonald's, which keeps elements of the former Tumbledown Dick pub, has been revealed
Former Farnborough pub's change of use was permitted last October despite a long-running campaign to keep it
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Changes to blue badge rules in Rushmoor cause confusion

Disabled motorists unsure where new car parking charges apply or anxious about using ticket machines

Farnborough footpath closure objections thrown out by transport secretary

CGI of proposed hotel at Firgrove Parade, Farnborough
Councillors have been told that work at Firgrove Parade is due to start soon after approval was given by the secretary of state for transport

Public inquiry hears both sides in Firgrove Parade debate

Firgrove Parade shops
Planning consultants behind the Firgrove Parade development plans said the footpath stopping up could not be described as inconvenient as it was a "short-cut"

About Farnborough

Farnborough is situated in the borough of Rushmoor in north-east Hampshire. Famous for being the birthplace of modern aviation, flying enthusiasts come to visit the Farnborough International Airshow and Farnborough Air Sciences Trust museum. A multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre is aimed at attracting new investment.

Videos & Photos

It's Go Go Go! as TeamSport go-karting launches in Farnborough

Hundreds raise a cup for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Red hot fundraisers complete fire walk to raise money for charity



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