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A PROSTATE cancer victim is urging people to join him in a 12-hour spinathon to raise money for research into the disease.

Ian King had an aggressive form of the cancer diagnosed in June last year and opted for surgery as a cure.

The spinathon takes place on Saturday 28 April at Anytime Fitness in Chertsey Road, Woking and not in August as incorrectly stated in the print edition.


IN TRAINING – Ian King gets in some spinning practice at Anytime FitnessFor the full story, see 19 April edition

TWO stage productions that are based on films but could hardly be more different from each other are being staged at the Rhoda McGraw Theatre in Woking next month. First, is the play The Man from Earth followed by the musical 9 to 5.

9 to 5 from the Woking Amateur Operatic Society

For the full story, see 19 April edition

A FORMER Mayor of Woking and his wife are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Tony Branagan and Mary married 50 years ago when wedding bells chimed in their native Ireland.

Tony and Mary Branagan

For the full story, see 19 April edition

MORE than 120 dancers aged 3 to 16 took part in the Susan Robinson School of Ballet show at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in the Woking town centre last week and raised £12,000 for a local hospital.

Susan Robinson Ballet Show

For the full story and picture special, see 19 April edition

AS WELL as the doctors, nurses and administration staff, a health authority’s transport team have long been vital to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

In a previous Peeps feature, reader Ron Sims, who worked for the then North West Surrey District of the Surrey Area Health Authority, recalled his memories of Woking’s Victoria Cottage Hospital when he was a member of its transport department.

Now Ron has kindly allowed his good friend, correspondent David Rose, to show more of his photographs taken after he started work in 1973 before retiring in the early 2000s.

For the full article and more pictures, see 19 April edition

RESIDENTS and motorists have been rightly concerned at the number of potholes on our roads and I apologise that we have seen such a significant increase in this sort of damage. We have had a particularly difficult winter, followed by continuing heavy rainfall, writes Mike Goodman.

For the full article and more pictures, see 19 April edition

The caption for the Liberal Democrat candidate for Horsell, Tony Kremer, on page 23 of the 19 April edition incorrectly lists him as a Conservative. We apologise for the error.

Woking Borough Council chamber

DANCING classes helped pave the way to sixty years of marriage being celebrated by a life-long Woking couple.

Tony and Mary Burgoyne now live in Goldsworth Park, but back in 1958 – when they married in Horsell Church on 5 April and held their wedding reception at the former Cotteridge Hotel on the corner of Guildford Road and Constitution Hill – they moved into a house in Maybury.

For the full story, see the 12 April edition

CHARITY marathon man Steve Morton is lacing up his running shoes for an emotional 26-mile run in memory of his mother-in-law.

Steve, from Kingfield, is taking part in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April in a bid to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

For the full story, see the 12 April edition

EXOTIC Zanzibar beckons 28 year-old West Byfleet teacher Simon Sinclair to an exciting and challenging adventure of a lifetime.

In June, Simon is off to Tanzania on a three month International Citizens Services (ICS) and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) project aimed at tackling high youth unemployment and encouraging an entrepreneur spirit.

For the full story, see the 12 April edition