Schools receive hand sanitisers from ‘local hero’

A RESTAURANT owner has donated more than 5,000 personal hand sanitiser distributors to six schools in his local community. The donations have been paid for by Sunil Khadka, who owns the New... Read more »

Surprise visit for Joyce to celebrate her 100th birthday

A WOMAN who survived a coronavirus infection has enjoyed a stylish 100th birthday celebration. Joyce Tofts started her special day with a pamper session in the salon at the Princess Christian Care... Read more »

Community rallies to celebrate Diwali online

A LOCKDOWN Diwali with restrictions on social gatherings may have prevented Indian families and friends from meeting each other in person, but families have been enjoying the festival by decorating their homes,... 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 »

Help needed as pandemic hits poppy sellers’ efforts

WOKING’S Poppy Appeal organiser has turned to local schools and businesses for support as COVID-19 has forced collectors off the street. “The Royal British Legion’s overriding priority is to keep volunteers safe... Read more »

Safety first keeps gymnastic club open

A WOKING gymnastics club is spending £1,000 a month on cleaning and protection equipment to keep its classes going during the pandemic. Prime Acrobatics reopened its facilities at Heather Farm on Horsell... 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 »

‘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 »