Case dropped against Woking teenager charged with abusive social media comments after Lee Rigby murder

NATIONAL and local press, BBC television and radio crews crammed into Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday to await the verdict of a Woking teenager, only to be told the case had been discontinued. Nineteen-year-old... Read more »
MEMORIES – Byfleet resident Vic Benson worked alongside Barnes Wallis at Brooklands

Dam good show from Brooklands to honour Barnes Wallis

EYES were fixed on the sky as Brooklands Museum honoured the 70th birthday of Sir Barnes Wallis’ famous bouncing bombs. Wallis, who spent four decades working out of the Vickers-Armstrong Aviation Factory,... Read more »
THEY’RE OFF – riders, embarking on either a 14-mile or a 29-mile circuit of the borough, stream from the school grounds as the 2013 Bikeathon gets under way

Popular Bikeathon makes roaring return to Woking roads

RIDERS took to the streets as the cycling revolution made a barnstorming return to Woking roads on Sunday. After running for two decades, the town’s popular Bikeathon was scrapped last year, but... Read more »
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – the stars of the Guildford School of Acting enchanted the crowd with their amazing melody

Lionhearts raise more than £10,000 for charity with Safari Super at Foxhills

CHARITY chiefs earned their stripes – and spots! – in a scintillating Safari Supper that transformed Foxhills from a golf resort into a game reserve on Thursday. The extravagant walk on the... Read more »
IN GEAR – Trevor Griffiths at the wheel of his replica Maserati

Hearts sent racing at Auto Italia Brooklands showcase

ITALIAN stallions – and their proud drivers – raced into Brooklands for a day of all things automobiles. More than 1,000 cars, from the fastest Ferrari to the most unassuming Fiat 500,... Read more »
MILESTONE – (back) George Brion, Mark Cartwright, Ann Harrington, (front) David Metcalf, NHS Blood and Transplant’s Ian Hamerton and Alice Potter

Woking donor heroes have it in their blood

FIVE dedicated blood donors who have saved more than 1,000 lives between them have been recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant. The lifesaving efforts, loyalty and commitment of George Brion, Dr Mark... Read more »
FRANK DISCUSSIONS – Ray Morgan and Kevin Hurley with Michael Smith and Ann Roberts

Kevin Hurley and council engage in ‘frank discussions’

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley met with members of the council behind the closed doors of the Civic Offices on Monday to discuss their ‘new vision’ for policing in the borough. The... Read more »
BRIDGING THE GAP - Bedser Bridge opened to the public on Monday

Councillors row over who gets credit for Bedser Bridge

THE dust has yet to settle, but already the council are at odds over who should receive credit for the installation and design of the new Bedser Bridge. The sparkling new walkway was... Read more »

Coral bookmakers in St Johns held at gunpoint

POLICE are appealing for information after a St Johns bookmakers was held at gunpoint last night (March 28). A man entered the Coral betting shop in St Johns Road at around 9pm on Thursday... Read more »
OPPOSITION – Cllr Saj Hussain, Cllr Melanie Whitehand and Knaphill Residents’ Association’s Phil Stubbs against the garage’s bid

Total despair as Knaphill garage launches bid to extend trading hours

KNAPHILL councillors and members of the concerned residents’ association have been left stunned by a petrol station’s application to extend its opening hours. The Total garage in the High Street had a bid... Read more »