Natural burial ground judged best again

CLANDON Wood has been named the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK at the 2020 Cemetery of the Year Awards. “It is a delight to win this award as it truly... Read more »

Lightbox volunteer ‘highly commended’ at awards

A VOLUNTEER at The Lightbox in Woking has been recognised at an awards event marking the best within museums, galleries and heritage attractions throughout the UK. Nick Thomson’s contribution was celebrated at... Read more »

New £2m bridge offers route across canal into Woking

A NEW pedestrian and cycle bridge has opened to provide an uninterrupted route across the Basingstoke Canal in Woking. The bridge is alongside the Chobham Road highway bridge, where the towpath changes... Read more »

The demise of borough’s timber-framed buildings

‘THUS old things vanish” is the caption on the picture postcard of a homestead at West End in 1905. Presumably it was about to be pulled down. Going back several hundred years,... Read more »

Leader of Woking Borough Council resigns

DAVID Bittleston has unexpectedly resigned as leader of Woking Borough Council. In a statement at a council meeting on Thursday evening, Cllr Bittleston said: “After much careful thought, I have decided that... Read more »

Free canvas bag in three designs

SHOPPERS have the opportunity to carry home a free reusable canvas bag when they visit Woking today and on Saturday and the same days next week. Woking Shopping will have 2,000 bags... Read more »

Woking’s cinema reopens after year-long revamp

WOKING’S newly rebranded Nova Cinema reopens today after a year’s closure for refurbishment. The seven-screen venue in the Ambassadors Theatre Group complex in The Peacocks shopping centre will have a launch programme... Read more »

School business leader up for prestigious award

A WOKING school is celebrating its first nomination to the national Tes awards, formerly known as the Times Educational Supplement. Winston Churchill’s Stuart Phillips is on a shortlist of eight for the... Read more »

‘Get your Glow on’ at RHS Wisley

TICKETS for Glow 2020 at RHS Wisley are now on sale, as the garden prepares to light up this winter, from 21 November through to 4 January. With the safety of visitors... Read more »

Entrepreneurs with a sharp eye for success

GROCERS, corn merchants and tulip growers were all trades once carried on by the Benham family in Chobham. They came from Oakley, near Basingstoke, and it appears the first to show an... Read more »