FIREFIGHTERS from across Hampshire descended on Festival Place this week.

Crews from Basingstoke, Overton, Kingsclere and Fleet could be seen at the shopping centre on Monday, 10 September.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service took over the shopping centre for a training exercise to test how they would respond to a major incident.

Firefighters were given the scenario of a fire in one of the shop units and spent some time going through the procedures for a fire of this kind.