A WARM WELCOME FROM WISLEY– The Glasshouse entrance announces the butterfly display

A real touch of glass

EMERGING from the cold and grey and into a colourful tropical paradise aflutter with exotic and beautiful butterflies was truly uplifting for those who witnessed the latest display in Wisley’s Glasshouse on... Read more »
THIS GREEN AND PLEASANT LANE - but not for much longer, fear West End residents

Villagers ‘under siege’ by developers

NEW proposals for yet another housing development in West End have sprung into life, this time for about 100 new homes off Benner Lane. A public consultation exhibition has been arranged for... Read more »
BLACKNESS LANE – ‘is little more than a footpath’, says a disgruntled Cllr Forster, inset

Development plans go to appeal

RESIDENTS of Mount Hermon West were disappointed last week to learn that a previously rejected application for a development at the Park Cottage site has reared its ugly head again. On November... Read more »
DOWN TO EARTH – young and old people from Pyrford join in with the hard graft of tree planting

Attending to a growing concern….

ARMED with spades, hoes and pick axes, welly-clad Pyrford residents of all ages gave up their time on Saturday to get down and dirty to create a living local memorial to commemorate... Read more »
TOP MUSO – Robin took the instrumental accolade in a national songwriting contest

He’s good enough to rub shoulders with Beethoven!

A LOCAL music student wowed judges so much in a prestigious songwriting contest that they placed him top of their ‘instrumental’ category. Woking lad and ex-Winston Churchill School pupil Robin Stevens beat... Read more »
THEY'RE SPECIAL – the Guests’ performing Weller's historic single

What a jammin’ fine way to drum up hospice funds

A LIMITED-edition seven-inch vinyl single with two newly recorded songs written by The Jam’s Paul Weller and Steve Brookes, respectively, are to be released to raise vital cash for Woking Hospice. The... Read more »
SORELY MISSED – Jimmy James enjoying his surprise 90th birthday bash at Stovell’s, which the News & Mail were invited to share with him

Farewell to a pillar of the community

A PROMINENT Chobham villager and legendary RAF pilot during the Second World War has sadly died at the age of 92. Squadron Leader Hugh ‘Jimmy’ Glanffrwd James, who was twice bestowed the... Read more »

The best is yet to come

A PASSIONATE music student from Woking hit the top spot at BBC One’s peak viewing time on Saturday with his barbershop quartet’s take on a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Danny Gortler, who is... Read more »
SHIELD OF HONOUR – Chobham Business Club’s Gordon Parris and Tricia Matthews present the award to honourary member Peter Coxhead (Pic by Marilyn Taylor)

Proud Peter is praised for his input to Chobham village

THIS year’s coveted Bill Silk Award was presented to the much-deserving deserved Peter Coxhead for his many years of help in making Chobham a better place. A structural engineer, Peter was co-founder... Read more »

Guilty of thieving charity cash  

A BISLEY couple have been convicted of stealing Poppy Appeal collection boxes. Despite pleading not guilty, Karin Latham, 59, was convicted at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday of two counts of theft.... Read more »