Lockdown spurs Grace to launch new venture

LAUNCHING a new business can be daunting, even more so in the middle of a pandemic. But a Horsell family saw an opportunity to branch out into something new. Kiwi & Scot... Read more »

Woking firm warns events industry faces huge job losses

THE owner of a Woking-based lighting and audio-visual company has warned the events industry in Britain could be seriously damaged with huge job losses because of a lack of help during coronavirus... Read more »

Support for hospice motors on

FIELD’S Car Centre has raised £2,000 for Woking Hospice by donating £5 from every MoT fee throughout June and July. Not only did the scheme help the charity – whose income has... Read more »

Volunteers build beautiful friendships

COMMUNITY volunteers brought together in the unique circumstances of the pandemic have become firm friends and hope they will eventually be able to meet as a group for the first time. Founder... Read more »

Businesses in Ripley look to save village High Street

BUSINESSES in Ripley have come together to help save the village High Street. The Ripley Business Association is the first such organisation in the village and evolved between business owners during lockdown.... Read more »

The Lightbox reopens with new exhibition line-up

THE Lightbox welcomed visitors for the first time in almost five months last week. “It was wonderful to open our doors again,” Pru Shackley, operations director at the award-winning Woking gallery, said.... Read more »

Sisters give hair-raising donation to children’s charity

TWO young girls have donated their hair to a charity that makes wigs for children who are ill or are having medical treatments, and they are also collecting money for Woking Hospice... Read more »

Special get together for veterans

ON THE 75th anniversary of VE Day in May, three local Second World War veterans were given a platter of food each and a promise. “We will meet again after this painful... Read more »

Red Cross volunteer awarded for pandemic service

A RED Cross volunteer has been awarded a special edition commemorative coin for his role as a driver during the coronavirus lockdown. His outstanding contributions to volunteering as the charity celebrates its... Read more »

Zero Waste shop expands thanks to help from community

THE support of the local community has helped a zero-waste pop-up shop to keep going during the coronavirus lockdown and it is now expanding. For the past few months, Bare and Fair... Read more »