Spring clean volunteers collect a mound of litter

VOLUNTEERS collected more than 30 bags of litter and other rubbish from verges and ditches in Chobham recently. They were taking part in the annual Chobham Spring Cleaning, picking up discarded items... Read more »

Race car provides hands-on experience for students

STUDENTS at Brooklands College have taken on the challenge of building a race car to use at a professional event. The level-3 motorsport group were delighted to receive the donation of a... Read more »

Clive clocks up 60 years in hairdressing

A HAIRDRESSER who took up an apprenticeship after failing to become a professional footballer has celebrated his 60 years in the trade. Although Clive Howse got no further as a player than... Read more »

Fascinating glimpses of life at orphanage

THIS week we delve into a fantastic archive of photographs and cuttings detailing the orphanage in Woking for children whose railwaymen fathers had been killed or injured at work. Barry Coom was... Read more »

New door saga is finally closed

A PERMANENT front door has been installed at a social housing tenant’s flat – four years after the original door was smashed in by firefighters during a medical emergency. Trevor Staples, who... Read more »

Record fundraising at school

STUDENTS at an Old Woking secondary school have raised more than £17,000 for a series of charities, including locally based The Lighthouse. St John the Baptist pupils marked the 40 days of... Read more »

Boosting children’s ability to master technology

HI-TECH day camps for children started in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by two mums turned learning into fun for children able to sign up to their half-term classes. IT specialist... Read more »

Well-known landmark was once a draper’s shop

THE imposing building with its angled turret that is adjacent to the Kiln Bridge at St John’s is surely one of Woking’s better-known landmarks. It is Grosvenor House, whose address is 1,... Read more »

Sign up to champion the Surrey Hills

IF YOU love the Surrey Hills, you are encouraged to sign up to become a Surrey Hills Champion as part of a newly launched initiative led by Surrey Hills Enterprises, in conjunction... Read more »

Charity has Team GB mattress toppers to give away

A CHARITY has been given 200 high-quality mattress toppers by the Great Britain Olympic team to give to people in need in the Woking. The Dreams toppers were excess to requirements for... Read more »