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'No need to build on green sites' - MP urges government to explore alternatives

North East Hampshire MP Ranil Jayawardena calls for support for his petition calling on the government to explore brownfield building sites sooner

Healthy practices at Fleet Medical Centre praised by inspectors

The medical centre, in Church Road, is attended by thousands of patients and was given a 'Good' rating by the health watchdog

Controversial housing plan for busy Fleet junction rejected by council

Council turned downs the plans for the corner of Kings Road and Wood Lane because lack of parking would have caused "highway issues"

Farnborough pilot to fly to Australia in vintage 1942 aircraft

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

On This Day: Friday October 2

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

Local Village News

Happy Hart gains latest plaudit for high rate of people who are satisfied with life

Just look at how cheerfully Hart people replied when ONS asked them to rate their sense of wellbeing out of 10

Death of Church Crookham newborn set for review 15 years on

Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the death of Church Crookham Graeme and Anne Dixon's daughter Elizabeth's death in 2001 after their 15-year struggle for justice

Fleet residents celebrate new bus services after hard-fought campaign

Two new and extended services in the town will link Fleet anew with its neighbouring communities and towns like Aldershot and Farnborough

More roadworks for Pyestock mega depot project

Temporary traffic management system in place for duration of road works around the Pyestock mega depot development

Pyestock demolition completed to make way for mega-depot

Work to clear the Pyestock site, between Fleet and Farnborough, to make way for a mega-depot has been completed

'Inconvenient' work on Pyestock roundabout begins

Demolition work at the former Pyestock site between Fleet and Farnborough.
Roadworks to create a new roundabout to serve the massive Pyestock warehouse scheme are due to get underway on January 6

Fleet in Pictures

Fabulous Fleet Town stun leaders to continue impressive league run

Two goals from Stuart Parker helped Fleet Town come from behind to beat leaders Chalfont St Peter 2-1 at Calthorpe Park

Cup derby defeat sees Farnborough crash out - but Fleet Town go through

Farnborough manager Spencer Day saw positives in a 3-0 Hampshire Senior Cup defeat, while two goals from Simba Mlambo helped Fleet Town breeze past Bashley

High-flying Hartley Wintney take FA Cup derby honours over Fleet Town

A hat-trick from striker Sam Argent and another strike from Ross Cook earned Hartley Wintney a second qualifying round trip to big guns Merthyr Town

Controversial housing plan for busy Fleet junction rejected by council

Council turned downs the plans for the corner of Kings Road and Wood Lane because lack of parking would have caused "highway issues"

Return of glamping plan causes concern for neighbours

The luxury camping site would feature canvas lodges, yurts, teepees ans safari tents

Yateley sewer collapse leads to road closures and school-run chaos

Vigo Lane is expected to remain shut until September 22 for emergency repairs, resulting in longer and 'inconvenient' journeys for parents

About Fleet

Fleet is the main town and administrative centre of Hart district. It has grown rapidly since the turn of the century with new developments at Ancells Farm, Hitches Lane and Elvetham Heath. The town boasts a wide range of independent retailers, The Harlington live arts venue and a leisure centre. Fleet Pond is the county's largest freshwater lake.

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