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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.

David Cameron announces £420m defence contract for RAF Odiham

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract to safeguard 450 jobs and provide technical support

Odiham Chinooks helping Afghanistan into a 'better state'

Squadron leader says she is proud of helicopter force's support of Afghan government and security services

Father-of-five died 'almost instantly' at Odiham community event, inquest hears

Gordon Philips died 'almost instantly' when he was hit by a car after the Odiham Extravaganza last year

Odiham set to celebrate its role in sealing of the Magna Carta

Society to mark 800 years since King John stayed at Odiham Castle on his way to sealing the Magna Carta at Runnymede

Sporting grants handed out to Hampshire's finest athletes

Sportsmen and women in Hart and Rushmoor have been given awarded thousands of pounds to support their training

Police line

Operation Stronghold roadshow to offer vital crime prevention advice

Aldershot, Yateley, Odiham, Fleet and Farnborough will welcome the Operation Stronghold crime roadshow within the next three weeks

Defence Minister MP Phillip Dunne views RAF Odiham's impressive new Mk6 Chinook

MP Phillip Dunne said the fleet of Mk6 Chinooks provide "remarkable capabilities" for our armed forces

Flood warning issued as heavy rain is forecast

With rain forecast to sweep in overnight on Wednesday, a flood alert has been issued for the River Blackwater and Cove Brook

Evil spirits wailing as Hartley Wintney enjoys wassailing

The ancient tradition, aimed at ensuring a good apple harvest, was played out on Friday, with celebrations including Morris Men and ale

Glamping plans at woodland near Bramshill cause outcry

The Saffney Champness Trust Corporation wants to set up a summer retreat featuring 25 canvas lodges, 20 yurts and 15 tipis on land in Odiham Road, Heckfield, for visitors "seeking a little refuge in nature"

St Neot’s School bursar Andy Brown (right) with pupils and staff in front of the proposed development site

Eversley private school's ambitious sports facility plans

St Neot's School's planning agent claims the scheme will generate only "modest levels" of extra traffic

Hart leads the way for housing and homelessness support

Hart District Council is on its way to achieving gold standard in its ongoing efforts to tackle vital housing and homelessness issues

Odiham Christmas Extravaganza entertains the crowds

Festive celebrations included the switching on of the village's Christmas lights and performances by local schools

Police accident

Man dies after being hit by two vehicles on Odiham road

The 69-year-old was hit by a car in Dunley's Hill before being hit by a truck travelling in the other direction

Winchfield Parish Council chairman Andrew Renshaw with the Winchfield Garden Community vision document

Villagers fighting mini-town plans say consultation was 'inherently flawed'

Barratt Homes hopes to push on with plans for 5,000 new homes on a greenfield site at Winchfield but villagers have lodged the 'strongest objection'

Odiham school claims Formula One world title in Abu Dhabi

F1 in Schools contest winners from Robert May's School watch Hamilton and Rosberg fight for title

Hook vet tells of China mission to rescue captive bear

Tracey Manning travelled to China to help treat bears that had been rescued from a bile farm

Henry Stangroom updated

Killer of Odiham chef loses appeal against 23-year minimum jail term

Andrew Morris, who murdered Henry Stangroom last October, had argued he was anxious and depressed

Francis Howard, chairman of community group InOdiham, at the scene where contractors building a bus stop have dug up hundreds of flower bulbs planted by volunteers

Odiham community planting dug up days later in council gaffe

Hampshire County Council apologises to volunteers for digging up daffodil bulbs to make way for bus stop

Acts of remembrance respected by hundreds of people in Hart

Poignant services took place in Fleet and Yateley on Remembrance Sunday, 100 years on from the start of the First World War


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