Mal’s latest novel is based on real-life local story

A KNAPHILL author’s latest book has received glowing reviews. Mal Foster describes Jude & Bliss, his fourth novel, as “historical fiction”. “I’ve been sitting on the concept of writing it since the... Read more »

Scouts get to work on village clear-up

IT WAS a new year and newly cleaned streets and open spaces in Knaphill after members of the village scout group got to work. The 1st Knaphill Scouts were unable to organise... Read more »

Are you intrigued by those tall cast-iron tubes?

HAVE you noticed those tall cast-iron tubes pointing to the sky around Woking and the surrounding villages? They are sewer vent pipes, often called stink pipes. Believed to date to the early... Read more »

Diggers on the common are improving the habitat

THE appearance of large digger-like vehicles cutting down trees and scrub on Chobham Common may have alarmed nature lovers, but the work is deemed essential to improve the heathland habitat. The national... Read more »

Council accepts failings in handling stadium development plans

WOKING Borough Council has accepted an independent report into its failings in dealing with the unsuccessful football stadium and housing development project. A special council meeting last week unanimously agreed all 14... Read more »

‘I lost my best friend and hero’ says comedian

BILL Nankeville, the Woking-born Olympic athlete and father of the actor and comedian Bobby Davro, has died at the age of 95. Mr Nankeville was moved into a care home late last... Read more »

Taser deployed after drug dealer tried to escape

A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for two and a half years after being found with Class A drugs when his car was stopped by police. A search of Charlie Walker’s vehicle... Read more »

Police urge public to stay vigilant over canal towpath incidents

RESIDENTS are being urged to report suspicious incidents happening on the Basingstoke Canal towpath, following the arrest of a man for indecent exposure on the popular walking and cycling route. The 46-year-old,... Read more »

New scheme puts a roof over the heads of rough sleepers

A DISUSED office block in Chertsey Road has been bought by Woking Borough Council to provide accommodation for the homeless. The council secured the block with the assistance of £3.125 million in... Read more »

Golfers chip in for two charities

MEMBERS of Hoebridge Golf Club raised more than £17,000 last year for two local charities. The money will be divided between LinkAble and Woking Age Concern to help support some of the... Read more »