Friends set up walking group to tackle littering

A WOKING woman and a friend from Guildford have set up a group to tackle the growing problem of littering. Lauren Horncastle and Elaine Fowler decided to start picking up litter during... Read more »

Easter workshops to keep youngsters entertained

THE doors may be closed to visitors at The Lightbox in Woking due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it has set up some cracking virtual workshops for young people over the Easter holiday.... Read more »

Freddie’s year-long sleepout raises more than £25,000 to help foodbanks

A WEST End boy has raised more than £25,000 for a foodbank charity by sleeping in a tent in his garden for a year. Ten-year-old Freddie Owen passed the first anniversary of... Read more »

‘Do the right thing’ and help to end 27-year murder hunt

A £10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals involved in the murder of a woman on her doorstep in Woking nearly 27 years ago.... Read more »

Volunteers sought for village litter pick

AN EARLY call is being made for people to take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean in Chobham. It comes from Philippa Anderson, deputy chairman of the Keep Britain Tidy... Read more »

New Sheerwater leisure centre named after former councillor

THE new £26million leisure centre at Sheerwater has been named the Eastwood Centre, in honour of a former long-serving borough councillor. The name pays tribute to Ian Eastwood, who campaigned passionately for... Read more »

Theatre school moves to new home

KNAPHILL is the new home of the established Leanne Edwards School of Theatre Arts. The school, regularly abbreviated to Lesta, has moved into studios on the Lansbury Estate after 13 years in... Read more »

Sister’s wing walk in memory of special effects supervisor

THE sister of a Woking film and TV special effects supervisor on hit TV series such as Killing EveandThe Night Manageris doing a sponsored wing walk in his memory. Andy Collings’s last... Read more »

Gran’s culinary inspiration sees Mike through to semi-finals of MasterChef

A WOKING man whose love of food was sparked by his Italian grandmother has progressed to the semi-finals of the TV cookery show MasterChef. Mike Tomkins grew up in West Byfleet with... Read more »

1,000 acts of kindness from community of volunteers

A NETWORK of community volunteers has completed more than 1,000 tasks for people isolated or shielding during the pandemic in its first year of work. The Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood (KStJB) Volunteers... Read more »