Lib Dems reject challenge to take over council leadership

THE Liberal Democrats have rejected a challenge by the ruling Conservatives to take over leadership of Woking Borough Council after last week’s local election results. The Conservatives now have 13 councillors, the... Read more »

Book organised by Duchess is ‘godsend’ to family hit hard by pandemic

AN INSPIRATIONAL book organised by the Duchess of Cambridge has brought comfort to a local family who have suffered trauma during the pandemic. Hold Still is a collection of portraits submitted by... Read more »

Old master-style murals uncovered in derelict pub

MURALS painted in the style of a famous Renaissance artist were uncovered during the demolition of a derelict Woking pub that is being replaced by a block of flats. The paintings were... Read more »

Our readers help Dhwani get to Miss England finals

NEWS & Mail readers have helped a Woking woman to win a place in the Miss England finals. Dhwani Kothari was crowned Miss Surrey after passing an interview round of the competition.... Read more »

Judges name the finalists in green business awards

CREST21 Business Awards judges this week revealed the shortlist of finalists in Surrey’s first sustainable business awards. The entry date deadline was extended to 20 March in all the award categories –... Read more »

Director steps down from The Lightbox after 20 years

THE director of The Lightbox, Woking’s gallery and museum, has announced she is to leave the role after 20 years in charge. Marilyn Scott will stand down in November and move into... Read more »

Dragon in school helps fire pupils’ imaginations

A MYSTERY was solved at Bisley Primary School when a friendly dragon arrived to take part in some special assemblies. The discovery of an ancient-looking book in the school grounds had excited... Read more »

Knife crime campaign includes talks at local schools

SURREY Police have been running a week-long campaign to tackle knife crime with visits to schools, including four in Woking, and bins provided where weapons can be deposited. Officers have also been... Read more »

Ex-postmaster Seema is finally innocent of £75,000 theft

SEEMA Misra is officially innocent, her conviction for stealing £75,000 from the till at West Byfleet post office quashed by appeal court judges. Mrs Misra was one of the 39 former sub-postmasters... Read more »

Mike’s gruelling challenge for charity that supported him as a schoolboy

A FORMER New Haw schoolboy is taking part in a 75-mile running challenge to raise money for a charity that helped him through childhood trauma. Mike Pyman will be running five miles... Read more »