Woking College to get new £3m teaching block

WOKING College has secured funding for a new £3 million teaching block which will provide much-needed additional space for the oversubscribed sixth-form college. Three-quarters of the money will come from central government... Read more »

Paperchain of kindness raises funds for refugees

A PAPERCHAIN of peace created by Kingfield Primary School pupils has helped raise hundreds of pounds for Afghan refugee families. “Kingfield Primary School decided to join in this fundraising event to help... Read more »

Boutique charity shop to support young people’s mental health

A NEW charity shop has opened in Byfleet in aid of the Matthew Hackney Foundation, which supports the mental wellbeing of children and young people locally. Pretty and Preloved caters for a... Read more »

Local man’s vivid wartime account of flying into danger

A SECOND World War flight sergeant from Woking wrote about 23 bombing raids he took part in over Germany, before he was killed in an air accident in August 1942. He was... Read more »

Community ‘digging deep’ to support Poppy Appeal

WOKING is “digging deep” to support this year’s Poppy Appeal as the Royal British Legion’s iconic campaign battles back from the pandemic restrictions of 12 months ago. On the hundredth anniversary of... Read more »

New café at The Lightbox offers a special blend

A WINNING Woking blend has seen the launch of a new café at The Lightbox gallery and museum, thanks to a local coffee roasting company. The Cannon Coffee Roasters, run by Chris... Read more »

Education centre highlights Great War sacrifice

REMEMBRANCE Day, when we commemorate those who have died in any conflict, may be just once a year but it’s people like Eddie Jones, who runs The Trench Experience charity, who ensure... Read more »

Green-fingered group brings beauty to village surroundings

GREEN-fingered volunteers of the West Byfleet Community Gardening Group (WBCGG) hope to add a touch of colour for commuters using the local railway station. The gardening enthusiasts are being trained and accredited... Read more »

Restaurant scoops top culinary award

A LOCAL restaurant has been recognised for achieving some of the highest culinary standards in the UK, in the annual AA Rosette Awards. The Clock House in Ripley was awarded three rosettes... Read more »

Spooky-themed bonfire festivities back with a bang

IT WAS a night of spooky fancy dress and fantastic fireworks at Chobham Rugby Club on Friday last week. After the event had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic,... Read more »