HGV driver shortage continues to disrupt waste collection service

WIDESPREAD rumblings of discontent have greeted the announcement that Woking and Surrey Heath councils’ garden waste collection service has been suspended “for the foreseeable future”. “You’ll be aware from news reports that... Read more »

Woking designer’s special dress wows on TV

A WOKING designer got to present her work to a national audience when she dressed TV star Angellica Bell for the National Television Awards. Vaishali Ragunathan had been contacted by Marie Gibbens... Read more »

Support for Barefoot Soldier makes up for online abuse

OVERWHELMING support for the Barefoot Soldier on a 1,200-mile charity trek in the USA is outweighing the criticism he has suffered. Major Chris Brannigan, who is raising money for research into his... Read more »

Protesters target WWF headquarters

YOUNG environmental activists staged a sit-in at the WWF headquarters in Woking, protesting that the conservation charity’s work damages the human rights of people in Africa. Twelve people – members of the... Read more »

‘Yarn bomber’ knits up support for Save Our Fire Station campaign

THE campaign to save Byfleet Fire Station has a colourful new recruit – an eye-catching knitted fireman and replica fire station in the form of a postbox topper. A mystery yarn bomb,... Read more »

Chris marches barefoot in America to help Hasti

THE soldier who walked barefoot from Lands End to Edinburgh to raise money for research into his daughter’s rare condition has set out on an even longer fundraising trek. Major Chris Brannigan,... Read more »

Local councils provide safe harbour for Afghan support staff

WOKING and Surrey Heath borough councils are providing homes for Afghans who have supported British forces and their families. They are responding to the Government’s pledge to relocate staff who were employed... Read more »

Postie takes on 15,000ft skydive for Mind

A WOKING postal worker is tackling a 15,000ft skydive next month in memory of a young colleague who took his own life. Lynda Hughes was inspired to raise money for the mental... Read more »

Gardener who dug up memorial plaque seeks relatives of WW1 soldier

A KEEN gardener who dug up a memorial to a First World War casualty is keen to pass on his find to one of the soldier’s descendants. Alan Hall found the bronze... Read more »

Community turns out to support Roman’s wish list

MORE than £4,000 was raised at a fun day held to fund the “bucket list” of a boy who is losing his sight and a charity that supports people with his condition.... Read more »