OPEN FOR BUSINESS - Front row, left to right, broadcaster Declan Curry, Connect 2 innovate chief executive Anne Crean, Surrey Chambers of Commerce chief executive Louise Punter, Asian Woking Business Forum chairman Shahid Azeem. Back row, left to right, David Ludlow, of Barlow Robbins solicitors, Jon Jagger, of Menzies LLP, and Woking Borough Council deputy chief executive Douglas Spinks

Council and business leaders hail remarkable story evolving in Woking

BUSINESS people were told there was “a remarkable story” evolving in Woking following the town centre refurbishment. Borough Council deputy chief executive Douglas Spinks, speaking at a Woking Means Business breakfast meeting,... Read more »
BATTLE - the first round went to Mr Ali

Candidate Ali confident of victory in election fraud case

A JUDGE has been appointed election commissioner after a Labour candidate won the first round in a High Court fraud battle. Mr Justice Mawrey and Woking Borough Council will review the Maybury... Read more »
FESTIVAL FOUNDER – Tony Scott

GuilFest under threat after 21 successful years

BAD weather and a dip in ticket sales have put the future of the annual GuilFest in doubt. Scotty Ltd, the company behind the festival which celebrated its 21st event this year,... Read more »
WIRED FOR SOUND AND VISION – Ambassador’s Jack Valentine

That’s a wrap – old film canned for new splice of life

WOKING’S award-winning independent cinema has gone all out for digital delivery. All screens at the Ambassador complex have been tuned into the times and the Peacock Centre venue, which won the national Independent... Read more »
ANGRY – Labour’s Robert Evans

Robert Evans taunts rival in ‘Pleb Gate’ row

THE campaign to be Surrey’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner has sparked into life following the Downing Street ‘Pleb Gate’ scandal. Labour candidate Robert Evans used his campaign website to call... Read more »
BURST - Veolia Water have suffered this kind of incident before

Burst water pipe causes havoc in and around Woking

TWO Woking schools were forced to close after a burst water pipe caused havoc in and around the town. Horsell Village and Maybury Primary schools warned parents against bringing children into class... Read more »
HAUL - Hannah and her three Paralympic medals

Paralympic paradise for Ottershaw’s Hannah Russell

ECSTATIC Hannah Russell was in Paralympic paradise this week after returning home with three London 2012 medals. The Ottershaw teenager, who was fast-tracked into the squad by selectors after rising to prominence... Read more »
JAILED - Mr Miah will serve just under a year in prison

Man jailed for almost a year following series of thefts in Woking

A PROLIFIC thief will serve just under a year in jail after being found guilty of a series of offences in Woking and Guildford. Syed Masud Miah, 30, and of no fixed... Read more »
ROARING RETURN – mayor Michael Smith and mayoress Anne Murray helped welcome back the festival

Flippin’ good return for Woking Summer Festival

WOKING SUMMER FESTIVAL made a storming return after the disappointment of last year’s cancellation – much to the delight of residents and organisers. The 2011 showcase, set up by the Woking District... Read more »
CHARITY RIDE – Peter (right) with Ian

Collection for air crew who saved fundraiser

A MAN who was hit by a car while training for a charity cycle ride in aid of the Air Ambulance is having a collection ­organised in his name ­for the service... Read more »