JUST FOR THE RIDE – Mayor Anne Roberts and Santa with his excited passengers

Byfleet Christmas Fayre was just the ticket for residents

WORD was out that Santa Claus was coming to town (well, village) on Saturday and, sure enough, a big red Father Christmas rolled into Byfleet – in a big red 1949 bus.... Read more »
IN THE RHYTHM – 13-year-old Zoe Ratcliff catches up with Pudsey

Woking kids star in Children in Need show

TWO Woking youngsters made a live TV appearance on Friday to drum up donations for Children in Need. Zoe Ratcliff, who is 13 and from St Johns, and Jake Norris, seven, from... Read more »
THE PROPOSAL – an artist’s impression of what the new 371-home Kingsmoor Park development, off Moor Lane in Westfield, may eventually look like

Rubber stamp for £38million Moor Lane development

CONTRACTS for a £38 million, mixed tenure housing development in Westfield were signed and sealed in London on Friday, with delivery of the first affordable homes expected in early 2015. Work on the... Read more »
LEST WE FORGET – more than 1,000 people gathered in Jubilee Square on Sunday to remember and respect those who have died in combat

‘At the going down of the sun and into the morning we will remember them…’

A WINDOW of sunshine prevailed over a glistening Jubilee Square and the many hundreds who gathered there to witness Woking’s moving Service of Remembrance on Sunday. A profusion of poppies blushed across... Read more »
STRIKING A CHORD – Steve Brookes and Paul Weller rocked it

All’s Well for Steve at hospice concert

FANS of Woking legends The Jam got an extra special treat on Saturday night when the band’s former frontman Paul Weller turned up to play for just 120 people at the HG... Read more »
CULTURAL EXCHANGE – South Asian sounds, tastes and colours arrive in Woking

Diwali delight in town centre

SOUTH Asian culture lit-up Woking town centre on Friday as the Diwali Festival of Lights burned brightly under the night sky. Children from across the borough created their own lanterns during classroom... Read more »
BIRDS OF A FEATHER – college teacher Chris Bird with talented Lois Sander and Holly Hunt

Woking College’s strokes of brilliance

LUCK had no part to play when, for the third year running, two students from Woking College won the right to have their work on display at the prestigious Mall Galleries in... Read more »
FOUNDATIONS – David Attenborough ceremonially plants a tree with WWF-UK chairman Ed Smith and chief executive David Nussbaum Picture by: David Holmes

Sir David Attenborough hails new WWF as our ‘great hope’

A NATIONAL treasure basked in Woking’s glorious new habitat on Friday, gracing the packed WWF-UK headquarters with his presence for the opening of the country’s most sustainable and eco-friendly workplace. Wildlife expert... Read more »
NO PROBLEMS HERE - the displays in Knaphill went off without a hitch

Winds scupper plans for Woking’s annual fireworks display

HEALTH and Safety extinguished Woking’s hope of putting on a stunning fireworks display over the weekend. The charges were primed and residents set for Woking Round Table’s annual big bang bonanza on... Read more »
CONCERNS - Cllr Carl Thomson

Taxi emissions ruling set for January start

CONTROVERSIAL new Euro-5 emissions and crash safety standards for Woking cabs look set to be given the green light, despite strong opposition from the trade. Having already given a two-year deferral to... Read more »