Surrey Police back DNA technology to tackle dog theft 

SURREY Police are turning to DNA technology to tackle dog thefts in the county. The force have launched a partnership with DNA Protected, a UK-wide dog DNA database service designed to deter... Read more »

Campaign launched to help heathland recover from fierce wildfire

SURREY Wildlife Trust (SWT) has launched a fundraising campaign to restore the rare heathland at Pirbright Ranges, after a recent wildfire had a devastating effect on the precious habitat. Last month’s fire,... Read more »

Pink is the colour for charity riders

RIDERS – and their horses – sporting many shades of pink set off from a Chobham equestrian centre recently, trekking to raise around £6,000 for charity. Seventy-two people took part in the... Read more »

Italia Conti sets up new home in Woking

PERFORMING Arts institution Italia Conti set up its new UK base in Woking last week, relocating all three of its sites to a central hub in the new Victoria Square complex. The... Read more »

Plans submitted for 25-storey block of affordable apartments

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a 25-storey building comprising 225 homes on a combined site at Technology House, in Goldsworth Road, and Poole House, on the corner of neighbouring Poole... Read more »

John to tackle 485-mile tractor trip for hospice

A WOKING man is to drive a 70-year-old tractor 485 miles to his sister’s farm in Ireland, a trip for charity that he had to abandon at the last minute two years... Read more »

Enterprising students beat the heat at school’s Dragon’s Den competition

STUDENTS from St John the Baptist School in Old Woking won a Dragons’ Den-style business competition, beating eight teams in the showcase final. Bahay Baked, comprising Ynman Billones, Keira Borlagdatan, Rafael Dalisay... Read more »

Tennis club celebrates 70 years

JUST a week after the world’s most prestigious lawn tennis championship closed for another year, Wishel Lawn Tennis Club celebrated its 70th anniversary as a tennis club in Woking! The Platinum Jubilee... Read more »

Borough to honour £7m fundraiser Dame Deborah

DAME Deborah James, who inspired the nation to donate nearly £7.5million for cancer research in the last months of her life, is to be commemorated by Woking Borough Council. At a full... Read more »

Music therapy aiding mental health wins place in awards

TWO mental health patients in Woking have written a song and starred in their own music video as part of a music therapy programme. David and Levi, who had both previously studied... Read more »