Josh gets his stage debut at last

MORE than a year after he went through six rounds of auditions to win a part in a major musical, an actor, singer and dancer from Chobham has finally made it to... Read more »

Party celebrates group who became a community by sewing scrubs during pandemic

PEOPLE who rallied to make personal protective equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic celebrated their magnificent achievements at a garden party. More than 150 volunteers signed up... Read more »

Sculptor designs medal to honour those helping local hospital through pandemic

AROUND 5,000 people who are helping Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals cope with the coronavirus pandemic are to receive medals in thanks for their exceptional efforts. In September, the hospitals’ NHS trust... Read more »

Chobham Country Market returns

CUSTOMERS queued to buy at Chobham Country Market when it returned last Thursday after nearly 16 months of suspension because of the pandemic. COVID precautions meant there was a one-way system in... Read more »

Local music group help to lead national ‘thank you’

A GROUP based in Woking helped to lead the nation in a moment of music during Thank You Day for the work of everyone who has been helping others during the pandemic.... Read more »

Slow cooker scheme to provide meals for struggling families

NEEDY families are being provided with slow cookers to help them prepare nutritious meals by an initiative set up by a couple from Horsell. John and Janet Thurston came up with the... Read more »

Wedding industry still needs certainty, says bridal boutique MD

ASK Emma Meek what the Government’s latest guidance on weddings has meant for her bridal boutique and the answer comes straight back. “Turmoil,” she says. Emma, managing director of Miss Bush in... Read more »

Gift hampers for the heroes of lockdown

HAMPERS of gifts from independent local businesses are to be given to lockdown heroes who have helped other people during the pandemic. One of the suppliers of the gifts is Two Ducks... Read more »

‘Happy occasion’ says MP as popular village pub reopens

ST JOHN’S is a great village that deserves to have a great gastropub, said Jonathan Lord, the Woking MP, at the reopening of The Rowbarge. Mr Lord was among six guests, including... Read more »

What a performance on bin night!

BIN night has been theatrical performance night in a road at West End for almost a year, as a pub landlady cheers up her neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Belcher has... Read more »