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 »

Actors decide the show must go on

A WOKING theatre group is finding inventive ways to work around lockdown restrictions, staging a play filmed on Zoom from six different locations. The Actor’s Nightmare, which is being produced by the... 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 »

Sports awards will honour lockdown hero

A SPECIAL category to recognise those who helped others to stay active during the pandemic has been included in the Sport Woking Awards 2020. The Active Lockdown Challenge of the Year category... 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 »

Guide dog carol service goes online

THE Mid Surrey branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is unable to hold its annual carol service at St Peter’s Church, Old Woking, next month because of COVID-19.  The... Read more »

Pub manager wins award for supporting NHS staff

THE manager of a Woking pub has won a national award for his work supporting frontline NHS staff during the first lockdown. Cee-Jay Williams, of the Junction Tap on Chertsey Road, received... Read more »

Support for those struggling in lockdown

PEOPLE who are feeling lonely or anxious during the new lockdown are being urged to contact a mental health charity. Woking Mind wants to make sure that early help is available, following... Read more »

Last chance to see autumn’s colourful display

THE wonderful open spaces at the RHS Garden Wisley remain open for visitors to enjoy their fresh air and exercise during the new lockdown. Thanks to the recent weather conditions, the most-dazzling... Read more »

Florist sounds ‘Don’t forget us’ call on behalf of small businesses

A FLORIST in St John’s has marked the Remembrance commemorations by covering its windows with paintings of poppies. Ring-a-Roses is renowned for its imaginative window displays, but because of lockdown it has... Read more »