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Historic Odiham became a market town serving surrounding villages during medieval times. Its castle was built by King John between 1207 to 1214 at a cost of more than £1,000. Halfway between Winchester and Windsor, it was from here that King John set out to seal the Magna Carta in 1215. RAF Odiham is home to the UK's Chinook helicopter force.


Hartley Arts Group Youngstars put on a right royal performance to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday

Towns and villages prepare to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

Flags are out across the area as residents prepare to celebrate the Queen's special day on Thursday (April 21)

Tylney Hall in Rotherwick

Take a step back in time at Tylney Hall in Rotherwick

A family home, a hospital, a shipping company headquarters and a school - the hotel really has seen it all

Husband 'hanged himself on Valentine's Day to make wife pay for leaving'

Just before hanging himself in the family home in Odiham, Mervyn Thorpe sent his wife a final message which read: “I am going to a better place. Happy Valentines’ Day"

Stay of execution for Hampshire library services after decision on future put back to 2017

Hampshire County Council will now make a decision on the county's tier three libraries, such as Yateley and Odiham, in 2017

Children’s centres across Hampshire could be axed to save the council £8.5m

Children’s centres in Hart and Rushmoor could face axe to save council £8.5m

Hampshire County Council is consulting on proposals to develop a family support service, which would see the number of children's centres reduced from 54 to 11

Family of RAF Odiham serviceman killed in helicopter crash 'let down by MOD'

The Ministry of Defence has faced criticism from relatives of the five servicemen killed after the crash in Afghanistan in April 2014

RAF Odiham helicopter crash inquest into death of servicemen in Afghanistan begins

Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner had not carried out a required familiarisation flight on three occasions before returning to duty before the crash - but was described as a "very experienced pilot"

'Roaring success' for Odiham business after appearing on BBC documentary

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The Aynhoe Park replica cake took 200 hours to make and included 10 kilos of sugar, flour and butter

Flooding in Taplins Farm Lane, Winchfield

Floods will worsen if green fields are concreted over for new Winchfield town, campaigners warn

We Love Hart campaign warns widespread flooding around Winchfield proves the area is not the right place to build 5,000 homes

Open fields in the foreground looking up towards the proposed development plot in The Firs, Odiham

New homes plan for key Odiham site comes under fire from worried residents

More than a dozen homes on farmland opposite an important site dating back to the Magna Carta will spell disaster for the area, residents warn

Disabled Action Self-Help (DASH) was due to take its members out for a Christmas meal when someone slashed the tyres to one of its buses

Vandals 'maliciously' slash tyres of bus used by Blackwater and Hawley centre for disabled people

Staff and volunteers at Disabled Action Self-Help (DASH) were left stranded on the day of their special festive meal

Hart best place to live in UK for fifth consecutive year

Health of residents, employment rates and even the weather are all better than UK averages

We Love Hart spokesman David Turver (left) and Tristram Carey of Winchfield Action Group with a map of Hart district and the areas under threat of development

Hart's new homes consultation branded a 'waste of time and money'

We Love Hart campaigners say other brownfield sites should be considered for homes

Youngster's plot to save Yateley library to protect children's 'right to read'

Eleven-year-old Alexandra Kelly wrote an impassioned letter to the council after hearing Yateley library is facing potential changes or even closure

Thieves make off with £57,000 digger from Odiham building site

Hampshire Police is urging anyone with information to come forward following the brazen theft

Hart District Council is asking residents where they want future homes to be built

Hart releases list of possible sites for future development

Residents are being asked to comment on potential housing sites across the district and to rank their preferences

Campaign group Buses in Hart is calling for a better bus service across the district

Campaigners look to offer local answer to bus service calls

Group of campaigners say a highly populated area such as Hart should not be treated as a "rural outpost"

Yateley and Odiham library futures in doubt as Hampshire County Council plans cuts

Councillor 'deeply alarmed' at proposals which could downgrade local services

Armistice Day observed across Hampshire

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning.  We will remember them ."

Inspire Business Awards 2015: Jay Archer florist can smell Young Business Person prize

Odiham florist aiming to be named the top young business person of the year at awards ceremony



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