Local venues celebrate ‘life-saving’ culture grants

THE Fiery Bird music venue in Woking is celebrating a life-saving award of £135,000 as part of the Government’s measures to help support the arts through the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s rescued us,”... Read more »

Developer confirms appeal against football stadium scheme rejection

THE developer behind plans to build a new Woking FC stadium and more than 1,000 adjacent flats has confirmed it is appealing against the decision of the borough council planning committee to... Read more »

Fitness group chosen for bank promotion

A WOKING fitness group has been chosen among thousands of Santander customers to run promotions in their branches in Woking and other parts of Surrey. Squat2fit, run by Kim Valente, has been... Read more »

Pupils’ bounce-a-thon helps the hospice

PUPILS at a Horsell school have raised more than £1,400 for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice through a sponsored mufti day and bounce-a-thon. he children of Club House at St. Andrew’s, ably... Read more »

Former sub-postmaster sees end to false charges misery

A FORMER West Byfleet sub-postmaster is nearing the end of a 15-year ordeal in which she was wrongly jailed on theft charges. Seema Misra’s appeal against her conviction for stealing £75,000 from... Read more »

Local support spurs on marathon efforts to beat the weather

THREE women helped to raise nearly £13,000 for charity by running the virtual London Marathon from their homes in Woking and West End. Tamsin Sharland, from Goldsworth Park, helped to raise £6,500... Read more »

Orchestra siblings hoping for a place in Britain’s Got Talent final

A WOKING College student and her brother are in line to appear in the final of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday as part of the Chineke! Junior Orchestra. The 65-strong orchestra were... Read more »

Rise in COVID-19 cases, as Woking school is forced to close

RESIDENTS are being urged to stay vigilant, following what officials are calling “significant rises” in people testing positive for coronavirus. “We are continually monitoring the data across the county, and we now... Read more »

Dance group perform pop video with message of hope

A LOCAL youth dance group has taken part in a pop video, produced by the music legend Brian May, that pays tribute to all the people who have died during the coronavirus... Read more »

Henrietta’s musical marathon challenge

A LOCAL woman is to run the virtual London Marathon around Woking and Guildford while playing the recorder to raise money for the charity Music in Hospitals & Care. Henrietta Stock, who... Read more »