22 Field Hospital in Aldershot

Medals for Medics

Members of 22 Field Hospital who served in Afghanistan, were presented with their service medals by the Countess of Wessex in Aldershot.

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Fears lido could close due to spiralling costs

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Aldershot Lido Credit: ITV Meridian

There are fears that the Aldershot Lido could be forced to close despite an increase in the numbers of people using it this year.

It costs Rushmore Borough Council £166,000 a year to maintain - and they say they just can't justify keeping it open.

However supporters say that there was a dramatic increase in people using the facility in 2013 and that the town would lose an important facility were it to close.

Aldershot, Hampshire
Blackwater Canoe Club will loose its training facility if the lido closes Credit: ITV Meridian


Afghanistan medals for Aldershot troops

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will present Operational Service Medals, for deployment in Afghanistan, to soldiers of No. 2 Company, 1st Battalion Irish Guards on later today at their base, Mons Barracks in Aldershot.

One hundred and twenty soldiers returned from Helmand in November, those who went on their first tour will each receive the medal from His Royal Highness for having served on Op HERRICK for six months.

Man arrested after fatal crash

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 25-year-old woman died following a collision. He is currently in custody. Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward and speak to them.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh on 101, quoting Operation Annite.


Man found injured in Aldershot

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found lying on the ground injured in an Aldershot car park.

The man, aged 21 from Aldershot, was found by a member of the public at the Princes Gardens car park at 3.37am on Friday, October 25th.

Police are working to establish how the man sustained his injuries as it is not yet known if they are as a result of an assault, an accident or a road traffic collision.

The injured man was seen on town centre CCTV in the area of Wellington Avenue, Court Road and the Galleries car park. He is described as a white man with dark brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and brown leather shoes. I would like to speak to anyone who was in this area between 3am and 3.45am on Friday, October 25 and may have seen the injured man walking in the area of the town centre as you may have information to help us establish what has occurred."

– Detective Constable Andy Grieve, Aldershot CID

Missing girl told her friends she was going to a party

The family of a missing teenager from Surrey are appealing for her to come home.

Esme Smith, who is 14-years-old and from Farnham, has been missing for more than a week.

She boarded a train at Aldershot and was last seen at London Waterloo last Thursday.

She was wearing her school uniform when she left All Hallows School on Thursday 12th September. She told her friends she was going to Woking and then on to a party.

She changed out of her uniform at Aldershot railway station and arrived at London Waterloo at around 5pm.

She has not been seen or made contact since.

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