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Blackwater

Blackwater, a small town in Hart district, is a close neighbour to Camberley in Surrey. Its railway station serves the surrounding area. Blackwater and Hawley Town Council meets regularly at Hawley Memorial Hall. Hawley Meadows, Shepherd Meadows and the River Blackwater are among the main features of the town.

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Driver died before crashing into barriers on A331

Terry Connell died before his Golf collided with barriers on the A331 earlier this month

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Two-vehicle crash leads to closure of A30 in Blackwater

A woman had to be cut free from her car following a collision with a van

Housing estate, allotments and road - named after fallen marine - open in Yateley

The Swan Lake View estate incorporates Adam Brown Avenue, named after a royal marine commando from Yateley who was killed serving in Afghanistan

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Attacker avoids jail after punch shattered bouncer's jaw

Father-of-four left requiring surgery in order to put his jaw back together after asking teenage man to leave club

Cyclists and residents stunned by path closure

Families, mountain bikers and commuters who have used the Blackwater Valley Path for years have been shocked by the decision to erect padlocked gates on a section of the path

Mr and Mrs Pipe have been at Hawley Place more than 20 years

Major school revamp plan submitted

Minerva Education has submitted a planing application to Hart District Council which includes plans for a new sports hall and a new swimming pool

Watch campaigners have their say at Hawley homes meeting

Residents have formed a campaign group against planned Hawley Park Farm homes

Hawley Park Farm, Hawley Rd, Blackwater.

Major housing development plans submitted

Half of the 26-acre site in Hawley where the 126 residential homes could be built will be earmarked for open space

Farnborough's Donkey Derby a hit despite downpours

Around 6,000 people attended the 52nd annual Rotary Club donkey derby in Farnborough, undeterred by heavy rain

106-year-old shares memories of Great War on birthday

Alice Black was visited by pupils from Hawley Place School as she celebrated her birthday

Farnborough Main railway station

Millions of passengers using area's railway stations

Figures have shown there were 2,859,700 people who travelled to or from Farnborough Main station in 2012/13, the third highest number in Hampshire

Aldi supermarket and car park

Flats above supermarket plan supported by town council

Some councillors express concerns though over parking and refuse collection

Resident celebrates 100th birthday milestone with charity donation

Olive Giffen, who supported the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity through her 100th birthday, has an "incredible spirit and enthusiasm for life"

People enjoy charity party in pub car park

The event at The Ely pub on Sunday raised £5,700 for Adam's Hoofing Hut and Great Ormond Street children's hospital charity

Leisure centre funding refusal is 'slap in the face'

Councillors are furious with the decision to turn down a request for funding at Hawley Leisure Centre as neighbouring Hart and Frogmore centres cash in

Museum plan for village hall in Eversley

An application has been submitted to revamp Eversley Village Hall so that it can display and store historical artefacts

'Ferocious' fire ripped through Blackwater garden sheds

Investigations have been launched into the cause of a fire that engulfed three garden sheds and brought part of Blackwater to a standstill

Aldi looks to build supermarket on vacant land

Pre-application talks to build 1,140 sq m Aldi supermarket on fields at Martin Lines, in Beacon Hill Road, Church Crookham

Avengers movie stars battle it out in Hawley Woods

Hawley Woods was transformed into an exciting movie set as the team behind the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, filmed scenes at the location

Tony Moore next to the contaminated River Blackwater in February

More sewage from treatment works discharged into river

Storage tanks had to be emptied into the River Blackwater as the effects of heavy rainfall at the start of the year continue to be felt

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