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North Town

North Town is situated to the east of Aldershot, close to the A331, and is one of the area's political wards. It takes its name from the main road, North Lane. Work began in 2009 on the £100m My North Town regeneration project, launched by First Wessex and Rushmoor Borough Council, to add hundreds of new homes to the area.

Community rallies to support fire stricken family

Hundreds of people have already pledged to support Sarah Ball and her family after their belongings were destroyed in a house fire on Tuesday

Christmas presents destroyed in Aldershot house fire

Fire believed to have been started when a cat knocked over a candle in a ground floor bedroom of the family home

Seconds for Aldershot butchers in British Sausage Week

Aldershot butchers backed by Dragon marks British Sausage Week by being awarded two second prizes for its bangers

'Stop the vandalism' plea after hoodlums wreck play area

The popular site in Ivy Road, North Town, which includes a ball court and swings has suffered from "serious vandalism"

Future of lido in doubt as visitor numbers sink

Rushmoor Borough Council may try to broaden the appeal of the facility, or close it altogether

Aldershot Library

Hampshire libraries moving with the times

A Hampshire County Council library service shake up will respond to readers' modern needs and save money

My North Town regeneration project in Aldershot

Contractors appointed for North Town regeneration

Project to build 697 new homes is due to be completed by the summer of 2017 and is being done in four phases

A picture from within the last week shows wet rags disposed of into (or nearly into) a skip at Aldershot Sewage Treatment Works on the River Blackwater.

'Unacceptable' smells from sewage works spark angry complaints

Residents are unhappy about the smell from rag items filtered out of the sewage and placed in skips near the Holder Road gate to Aldershot Sewage Treatment Works

Neighbours raise concerns over Co-op plans for Aldershot pub site

Neighbours have raised concerns over plans for a Co-op at the Heroes of Lucknow pub site in Aldershot, after it closed earlier this year

Labour party gave £4k donation to help win local poll

Same number of seats won by party in borough elections despite cash injection

Freak downpour wrecks road surface in Aldershot

Rushmoor councillor says extreme weather damage can no longer be treated as "one-off" incidents

Dedicated senior citizens' group leader awarded British Empire Medal

Josephine De Bono, who was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, has been hailed "an outstanding member of the community"

An existing KFC drive-through and restaurant, similar to the one that could be built in Aldershot

Council could decide on KFC drive-through proposal next month

A public consultation has now concluded into KFC’s application to open a drive-through restaurant in North Close, off North Lane

Zico Cinar and Ozziie Cinar at Kebab Centre

Best Bites: Characters galore at Kebab Centre

Family-run business proves a hot hit with hungry customers eager to enjoy some takeaway favourites

MP visits Aldershot flooding hotspot

Sir Gerald Howarth visits problem area to see for himself how surface water flooding is hitting businesses

Concerns over site of proposed KFC

Neighbours have raised concerns over traffic, noise and proximity to schools of a new fast food restaurant and drive-through in Aldershot

Phil Stevens and John Wright with Aldershot Job Club volunteer Sonia Bayley, staff member Helen Harwood and Matt Smith, of First Wessex

Taskforce to tackle deprivation in key areas

Multi-agency project to tackle deprivation as parts of North town and Aldershot Park are revealed as among the worst 20% in the country for multiple deprivation

Severe weather warnings continue after festive storms

Residents are assessing the damage caused by the extreme weather over the festive period but are faced with more heavy rain

Christmas gales 'more serious impact' than St Jude storm

Heavy rain and winds of around 70mph battered Hampshire on Monday night, bringing more Christmas travel disruption and 90,000 power cuts


House prices to rise by almost 50% in next six years

New figures from the National Housing Federation suggest that house prices in Rushmoor will rise by 44% while rent will go up by 42%


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