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Royal visit to mark 101 Squadron's centenary

101 Squadron await the arrival of the Princess Royal

Number 101 Squadron are celebrating their centenary at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is attending the Centenary celebrations. The unit was formed in South farnborough on the 12th July 1917. Two weeks later its air and ground crews were deployed to the Western Front during World War One.

Veterans have assembled at RAF Brize Norton for centenary celebrations

In more recent times, No. 101 Squadron's crews have been deployed in the Gulf and the Falklands. Its teams have also supported both the AAR (air-to-air refuelling) and AT (Air Transport) roles in a number of Armed Forces deployments all over the world.

Bus catches fire near supermarket

The fire rear compartment of the bus was burnt out Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

A bus has caught fire near a supermarket in Farnborough.

The fire happened on Gifford Drive at around 2pm yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called and managed to contain the fire.

The bus caught fire yesterday afternoon on Gifford Drive Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

The rear engine compartment of the 25-seater Stagecoach bus was completely destroyed.

No one was in the vehicle at the time.


Man exposes himself to teenager in Farnborough

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a teenage girl in Farnborough.

Two teenagers, a girl and a boy, were walking over the motorway bridge on Fernhill Road on the evening of Wednesday 10th of May.

A vehicle, which was travelling towards Westheath roundabout, slowed down and stopped near to the girl. The driver of the vehicle then indecently exposed himself to the girl before driving off down Fernhill Road and turning right in to Medway Drive.

The vehicle he was driving is described as an old style silver Land Rover which was covered in mud.

The man police want to speak to is described as:

  • White
  • aged in his 40's
  • of a skinny build
  • with short light brown hair
  • He was wearing jeans.

“The victim noticed there was another vehicle driving over the bridge behind the Land Rover. The driver of this vehicle could have witnessed the incident or seen where the Land Rover went. I would urge this person to get in touch with us.

“I would ask anyone else with any information that could help our enquiries to get in touch.”

– PCSO Mitchell While

Dramatic video of gas main fire

Local residents have been forced to leave their homes after a fire broke out on Reading Road in Farnborough at around 3am this morning. The cause of the fire is thought to be linked to a gas main. Video from Rushmoor Fire Station.

Gas main fire extinguished and supply disconnected

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

A gas main fire which broke out in Farnborough this morning, leading to residents being evacuated, has been extinguished.

Around 50 people were forced out of their homes in Reading Road and to a nearby hall for safety.

There is currently a police cordon in place along the road.

People are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

Gas main fire ongoing: people warned to avoid area

A gas main fire which broke out in the early hours of this morning in Farnborough is ongoing.

Crews were called to Reading Road at around 3am this morning.

Around 50 residents were evacuated to nearby St Mark's Village Hall for their safety.

Those travelling to work or school are being asked to avoid the area as the road is currently closed.


Residents evacuated to nearby hall after gas main fire

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Around 50 people have been forced to leave their homes this morning after a fire broke out on Reading Road in Farnborough.

Fire crews were called at around 3am and began evacuating residents to nearby St Mark's Village Hall for their safety.

Reading Road is currently closed.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently advising residents to only evacuate if instructed to by crew members.

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue
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