High-rise scheme needs more family homes, says councillor

PLANS for nearly 1,000 flats in buildings up to 41 storeys high on Goldsworth Road would get the support of a local councillor if the numbers were halved. Mohammad Ali, who represents... Read more »

Man Utd hero to sell shirts and medals at local auction

FORMER Manchester United star Norman Whiteside will sell his collection of football memorabilia, including his FA Cup winner’s medals, at Ewbank’s this month. Whiteside was not only the youngest player to score... Read more »

Welcome boost for Your Sanctuary charity

A WOKING-based domestic abuse charity has been awarded more than £60,000 in additional funding to help with the costs of adapting working practices during lockdown and coping with the expected increase in... Read more »

Shoppers help store raise £15,000 for NHS charities

CUSTOMERS of the Marks and Spencer store at Brooklands have been involved in raising more than £15,200 for NHS Charities Together during the COVID-19 crisis. Since April, they have been donating money... Read more »

Foodbank grows to meet increasing need

WOKING Foodbank is expecting to distribute supplies sufficient to feed 3,000 more people this year than it helped in 2019. With the coronavirus crisis taking hold and demand increasing sharply, the charity... Read more »

Prince praises cemetery staff

THE Earl of Wessex has visited Brookwood Cemetery and thanked staff who have been dealing with extra pressure from the coronavirus pandemic. Prince Edward also heard about the work of the Surrey... Read more »

Appeal being planned over new stadium and housing scheme’s rejection

THE main company behind plans to build a new Woking FC stadium with more than 1,000 adjacent flats is working on an appeal against the rejection of the scheme by the borough... Read more »

Online auction to help The Lightbox shine again

AN ONLINE auction of paintings, drawings, and photographs is aiming to raise money to help The Lightbox reopen. The artwork has been generously donated by supporters of gallery and museum, including drawings... Read more »

Carers help dressmaker Eileen celebrate her 100th birthday

LOCKDOWN restrictions prevented a full-scale party being held for a Chobham woman’s 100th birthday, but a group of carers made sure the special occasion was celebrated. They arrived at Eileen Sutton’s home... Read more »

Dancers find joy in online ballet

A YOUNG ballet student from West End has taken part in an online choreographic project with 27 other dancers from around the world. Erin King, 19, is a final-year student at Central... Read more »