Six months after a church in Hampshire was devastated by arson, parishioners have vowed to go ahead with Christmas. People living in Fleet were left in shock when an arsonist set fire to All Saints Church in June. Help to rebuilt the 150 year old church has come from across the world - and residents have rallied round in time for the festive season. Mary Stanley reports.
A thirteen year old boy from Fleet has been picked to ski for England, in the chance of a lifetime. Toby Case, who trains in Aldershot and at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, will join the Under 14's squad, and is now aiming to compete at a future Winter Olympics. He's being supported by his proud parents, and encouraged by Snowsport England. Cary Johnston reports.
A new gym, swimming pools and a number of sports pitches will feature in a new £23 million development in Fleet.
Hart District Council has approved a new flagship leisure centre, which will be built opposite the current complex on Hitches Lane.
Hart councillors unanimously agreed the new centre should be built during its latest full council meeting.
Building work is expected to start next month, and developers hope it will be completed by March 2017.
Plans to rennovate a train station in Hampshire will begin today. Eight point eight million pound is being invested into Fleet railway station.
The scheme aims to build a new forecourt, extra bike spaces and CCTV cameras.
It's being delivered by South West Trains and the Department for Transport.
A woman has been given an ASBO for behaving badly in her local community.
Sarah Louise Gatrell received the order after being convicted in February for possessing Class B drugs and breaching a community order.
The two-year order bans the 45-year-old from acting in an anti-social manner anywhere within the boundary of Fleet and Church Crookham and not to enter the area around Falconer Road, Chertsey Street, East Hundreds, Elphage Road, Giffard Lane.
PC Noel Griffiths from Hart Neighbourhood Policing Team said: ”Sarah’s actions have caused significant anxiety to residents in Fleet for a considerable period of time.
“We, with our partners, had made many efforts to work with Sarah to help her to address her behaviour and actions however she unfortunately continued to act in a manner which was not acceptable to the local community.
“The order is designed to tackle her anti-social behaviour and provides the police with the power to arrest if she breaches the order.
“This order gives a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and shows our commitment to reducing anti-social behaviour and crime in our local community
A play that has origins back to 1880 is being performed in Hampshire tomorrow - bringing laughter and good luck to those who watch.
The Crookham Mummers Play is been going longer than any West End show and is the only place in the world where Father Christmas is killed each year.
The play raises thousands of pounds to help older people pay for their heating bills over the cold season.
The origins of the play can be traced back centuries - and it has been performed somewhere almost every year since.
The play is being held on Boxing Day in Crookham Village near Fleet in Hampshire.
Detectives investigating an assault in a Fleet nightclub have released CCTV images of a man they would like to talk to.
A 21-year-old man was hit in the face, leaving him with a broken jaw, at Jaxx nightclub on Upper Street.
The victim was approached by a man on Friday 20th June and asked if he had a cigarette and lighter, but the victim had neither.
He was then hit in the face causing him to fall to the pavement.
He is currently still in hospital having had surgery.
Detective Constable Sue Champion said, "This was an unprovoked attack which has left a young man in hospital with a serious injury. If anyone witnessed the assault or recognises this man then we would urge them to contact police."
Anyone with information can call DC Champion at Aldershot CID on 101.
A man has today, Monday, June 2 been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman.
Geoffrey Hobbis, 58 of Brookly Gardens, Fleet has been charged with murdering his mother, Barbara Hobbis from the same address on Saturday, May 31. He is due to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates at 9.45am on Tuesday, June 3.
A man has died after he collapsed while competing in a half-marathon running race.
The competitor, believed to be aged in his 40s, fell ill towards the end of the Brooks Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon in Hampshire yesterday.
A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said that it sent two ambulances to the incident and the man, who was from Fleet, was taken to Frimley Park Hospital.
Race director Penny Abbott, of half-marathon organisers Fleet and Crookham Athletic Club, told the getHampshire website: "We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our immediate concern is for the family."