Door-to-door testing after COVID-19 variant found in Woking

A DOOR-TO-DOOR testing programme is being launched among certain Woking neighbourhoods, after a specific COVID-19 variant has been identified from two positive tests in the area. The variant is known as the... Read more »

The lives of residents are at risk, says council leader

AS Woking, along with most of Surrey, moved into Tier 3 – the Very High COVID alert level – today, the leader of the council has warned the lives of residents “are... Read more »

Pub landlord devastated by COVID restrictions

THE landlord of Chobham’s new micropub is devasted at not being able to re-open at the end of the second coronavirus lockdown. Rob Belcher was due to launch the Horse and Groom... Read more »

Woking to take part in world’s biggest COVID-19 treatment trial

WOKING has been chosen as the site for one of just 14 new plasma donation centres across Britain in the biggest trial of its kind in the world to find a treatment... Read more »

Remembrance events reduced due to coronavirus

REMEMBRANCE Sunday commemorations in and around Woking this year have been reduced to small, invitation-only events because of coronavirus. The annual mass gathering in the town centre will be replaced by a... Read more »

Leisure centres locked down again

THE leisure centres in Woking operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Woking Borough Council have closed their doors for the second time this year in response to the four-week lockdown. Pool... Read more »

Local venues celebrate ‘life-saving’ culture grants

THE Fiery Bird music venue in Woking is celebrating a life-saving award of £135,000 as part of the Government’s measures to help support the arts through the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s rescued us,”... Read more »

Rise in COVID-19 cases, as Woking school is forced to close

RESIDENTS are being urged to stay vigilant, following what officials are calling “significant rises” in people testing positive for coronavirus. “We are continually monitoring the data across the county, and we now... Read more »

‘We must all play our part’, urges crime commissioner

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro, has stressed that public co-operation remains vital as COVID-19 restrictions are increased. “We must all continue to play our part,” Mr Munro said.... Read more »

Wildlife photographers put glorious images online

BIRDWATCHING photographers had entries for a competition judged online for the first time, as members of their club were unable to meet in person to make assessments. Guildford and District Local Group... Read more »