Carnival plans for a September event

CHOBHAM’S biggest community event, the village carnival, is planned to go ahead this year – but in early September instead of being held as usual on the May Day bank holiday. The... Read more »

New COVID testing centre opens for adults with no symptoms

A COVID testing centre has opened in Woking for adults who have to leave their homes for work and have no symptoms of the coronavirus. The centre, at Goldwater Lodge in Goldsworth... Read more »

Growth in new businesses despite COVID lockdown

SURREY registered 11,997 new businesses last year, an 8.7% increase on the 11,032 formed in 2019. The number of companies in the county is now 105,715, which shows 5% growth from the... Read more »

Two weeks to gauge local spread of COVID-19 variant

ANY positive results from last week’s door-to-door coronavirus testing in parts of Woking will need up to two weeks to determine if they are the SARS-CoV-2 variant, which originated in South Africa.... Read more »

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 »