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Crookham Village

Crookham Village has evolved around scattered ancient cottages, many of which are timber-framed. Agriculture and horticulture are important industries, and hops were grown and kiln-dried in the parish until 1974. Crookham was formerly noted for brick-making and potteries. A traditional Mummers play is performed in the village every Boxing Day.

Entrance of land at Four Oaks in Crookham Village

Plans to double size of Crookham Village Gypsy site set to be given the go-ahead

Application will be approved if councillors are satisfied with amended plans which include permanent pitches with day rooms

The fallen tree in Crondall Road in Crookham Village

Four-hour road closure after lorry hits tree in Crookham Village

Lorry dragged part of tree for 50 metres and collided with a road sign

Electricity network upgraded to prevent storm blackouts

Southern Electric Power Distribution has spent £95 million on improving the network after power outages caused by storms affected hundreds of homes last year

Villager fears over plans to extend Crookham Village Gypsy site

Hart has received an application for three new pitches with permanent day rooms for the Crondall Road site

Photographer recreates childhood railway postcard thanks to stroke of luck

Train photographer's memories of watching steam trains in Fleet brought back to life after encounter with historic engine

Joy and despair over plans for new homes

Campaigners help convince councillors to object to 300-home plan in Crookham Village, but they back scheme for more than 500 in Hook

Fears of 'green gap' being lost in Fleet homes plan

Protest group encourages local people to have their say on housing proposal for farmland area

Homeless person

Powerful 'Avatar' videos raise poverty awareness

Aldershot’s Step by Step charity has produced short videos which allow homeless people to tell their stories anonymously through a cartoon avatar

Thunder and hail forecast as weather warning is issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the south east of England, including north-east Hampshire

Homes plan a threat to wildlife

Photographer among those to criticise earmarked homes, some of which would lie on flood plain

A fallen tree on Hawley Lane, Blackwater

Power company halfway through compensation process

Scottish and Southern Electric Power Distribution reveals it has yet to reimburse 10,000 customers

A fallen tree on Hawley Lane, Blackwater

Weekend winds were 'the worst' in years

Two-hundred trees were blown down in stormy weather at the weekend causing disruption, power cuts and damage to homes and cars

Homes remain without power after storm hit region

More than 100 homes in Aldershot remain without power after gusts brought down the network for around 94,000 people on Friday night

Books

Mobile library services set to be axed

Mobile libraries in Hart and Rushmoor could be lost as Hampshire County Council aims to save £93m by 2015. But the loss of the service could 'destroy' quality of life in rural areas.

More road safety warnings issued as rain continues

Eight roads in Hart and Rushmoor have been classed as either impassable or passable with care - two more than the previous day

FACE IT campaigners fight plan for 450 homes on farmland

Campaign group Fleet and Crookham Environment is Threatened say the homes would cause environmental damage and infrastructure problems

Electricity pylon

Energy firm faces £300k customer payout after power cuts

Scottish and Southern Energy is likely to distribute around £300,000 compensation to customers in the Aldershot area affected by power cuts at Christmas

Hundreds still without electricity as power company makes reimbursement offer

Homes in north east Hampshire still in the dark about when power will be restored to their homes

Lifesaving support urged for campaign to 'Save My Dad'

Accountant pleads for help to pay for stem cell treatment for her army veteran father

Gardener convicted of pinching Crookham social club's charity collection

The 30-year-old stole a large bottle containing notes and coins from the bar of his social club

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