Vaccines are safe and halal, says Imam

THE Imam of the Shah Jahan Mosque has added his voice to a local statement supporting the three COVID-19 vaccines as being halal. “We understand the concerns around vaccinations in general and... Read more »

People caring for homeless “should get COVID jab priority”

THE York Road Project has appealed to the government to treat people working with the homeless as a priority group for coronavirus vaccines after several of its workers tested positive. The Woking... Read more »

Plasma appeal to tackle COVID-19 – “the time to donate is now”

WOKING residents who have recovered from COVID-19 for at least 28 days are being urged to donate blood plasma to help save the lives of others who catch the virus. The antibody-rich... Read more »

Volunteers still available to offer a helping hand to those in need

THE work of community volunteers has continued through the third pandemic lockdown with more than 130 pairs of socks donated to the homeless in Woking and a mass leaflet drop in Horsell... Read more »

Newly honoured nurse is on COVID frontline

A NURSE who was recognised in the New Year Honours has been at the forefront of preparing hospital staff to cope with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Louise Maltby is... Read more »

Hospital launches trials for COVID-killing nasal spray

THE first clinical trials in Britain and Europe of a nasal spray that kills coronavirus has started at St Peter’s Hospital. The SaNOtize Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) is designed to kill... Read more »

Urgent appeal for COVID survivors to donate plasma

NHS Blood and Transplant is urgently appealing for people who have had COVID-19 to donate plasma at its new Duke’s Court centre in Woking. It will be used in clinical trials to... Read more »

Local sportsmen and women who have excelled in the face of adversity

PEOPLE from the world of sport who have excelled in the face of adversity and shown inspirational leadership have been honoured despite the difficulties imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. A public ceremony... Read more »

Listeners pay tributes after death of radio DJ Lara

TRIBUTES have been paid to Radio Woking DJ Lara McNamee, who has died after falling ill with COVID-19. A JustGiving page set up in her memory has raised nearly £5,000. Her fiancé... Read more »

McLaren helping NHS vaccine rollout across the borough

WOKING-based supercar manufacturer McLaren is supporting the NHS vaccination rollout by making available its accessible Victoria Gate office in the town centre as a community centre. Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS... Read more »