Railway arch will close to traffic

VICTORIA Arch will be closed to motor vehicles for three weeks from Monday 6 June, as part of exploratory ground surveys for the railway bridge widening scheme. Work underneath the bridge and... Read more »

Accolades for very special citizens

A HORSELL woman who set up a group in the village to make personal protective equipment for NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic has been given the Eminent Citizen award.... Read more »

Etta’s epic charity cycle challenge 

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl who has coeliac disease is aiming to cycle 100 kilometres to raise money for a charity that supports people with the condition. Etta Connor, who lives in Brookwood, is... Read more »

Foodbank ‘on a cliff edge’

WOKING Foodbank is “on a cliff edge” as the cost-of-living crisis begins to bite. Project co-ordinator Alison Buckland’s stark assessment of the outlook for the charity comes with inflation running at a... Read more »

Pub that rose from the ashes is named among county’s best

A VILLAGE pub that was badly damaged by a fire less than two years ago has been named Surrey winner in the National Pub & Bar of the Year awards. A blaze... Read more »

Colourful pods provide extra classroom

FREEMANTLES School has taken delivery of six brightly coloured prefabricated Education Pods at its site in Mayford Green. The EdPods were delivered by the manufacturer, Armadilla, in a three-lorry convoy from its... Read more »

Tackling local towpath to improve safety measures

POLICE are making the Basingstoke Canal towpath in and around Woking feel safer. Overgrown shrubbery has been cut back and CCTV cameras are being installed at intervals through the Brookwood to Sheerwater... Read more »

Lib Dems hail ‘clear mandate for change’

THE leader of Woking Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats has hailed last week’s landslide victory in the local elections as “a clear mandate for change”. As she surveyed a council under majority Lib... Read more »

Residents putting their best foot forward for MoonWalk

THOUSANDS will take to the streets of night-time London this Saturday for the MoonWalk, an event staged by Sheerwater-based charity Walk the Walk to raise money of vital breast cancer causes. Many... Read more »

Appeal for more support for Ukraine as donations decline

DWINDLING stocks at the humanitarian aid for Ukraine hub in Chobham have led the organisers to renew their appeal for donations. The charity that set up the initiative at Fairoaks Airport is... Read more »