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Young Muslims to distribute 1,000kg of food and other aid from Farnham warehouse

A Muslim youth association has collected 1,000kg of food and other necessities for those in need.

The local chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) UK launched a two-week campaign in early January and has amassed a huge stockpile of aid at its Farnham warehouse.

AMYA’s regional outreach and welfare co-ordinator for Hampshire and Surrey, Haris Khan, described the donations as a “good turn out” and that people were really “keen” to get involved.

Mr Khan said: “In the next two w

Packhouse's ‘magical’ and 'one-of-a-kind' Santa bought joy to so many children

Michael Senior, 74, passed away in December last year and The Packhouse, which hosted his Santa visits, and the community have paid tribute to him.

The Packhouse, an interior and lifestyle store located in Runfold just outside of Farnham, said they will no longer host their annual Santa visits as it “would not feel right” without Mr Senior.

They said: “He was a really lovely man who brought joy to so many families while raising money for charity – we will all miss his kind and generous spirit.

Waverley borough has the highest gender pay gap in the South East, study finds

However, the gap in Waverley is a chasm compared to the regional figure, showing women’s earnings are on average 33.8 per cent less than men’s in the borough for full- and part-time jobs.

The gender pay gap refers to the disparity in earnings between men and women, often expressed as the difference in average or median income between the two genders.

“Many people commute to do these roles, including the local council, from Hampshire and further as they cannot afford to live in Waverley or othe

Alice Holt's popular 5k and 10k Forest Runner races to return next month

She said: “I’m encouraging people to run with a buggy, a wheelchair or if they are blind as we want to make it as accessible as possible.

“It’s a great day out for all the family as we’ve got a new Gruffalo trail going in, music will be playing and there’s the on-site café and Go Ape.”

It will be the perfect day to visit the forest as it will be starting to change over to spring.

Don’t worry if it’s your first time running in such a big event as there will be plenty of people to support you.

VIDEO: Incredible woodland scene carved into bench at Frensham recreation ground

What was once a sweet chestnut tree is now a bench featuring carvings of a squirrel, a deer, an owl, a badger and a fox.

The tree had to be felled because of the impact of Storm Eunice on its root structure which could have caused nearby tree roots to fail if it was left alone.

Chair of Frensham Parish Council, Malc Billings, said: “We are quite proud of the result and hope the bench will make Frensham residents pleased that the parish council have made good use of the sad sweet chestnut that

Farnham roadworks round-up: Where to dodge the traffic jams this week...

There are several roadworks to avoid in the Farnham area this week – with one scheme to last until Friday, January 26.

From Monday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 16 there will be roadworks along Upper Hale Road, Monkton Lane and Alma Lane.

Delays are likely in Alma Lane especially and there will be a two-way traffic management system in place.

Upper Weybourne Lane is expected to have possible delays as work goes underway to replace a leaking communication pipe in the carriageway.

A two-way

Alice Holt's owl and woodpecker play-sculptures to go after 25 years of fun

Both sculptures are over 25 years old and have exceeded their expected lifespan, having been built in 1997.

They have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of children, but for safety reasons they are being removed at the end of January.

Visitors won’t have to wait long to see what will be replacing the two sculptures, however.

South district recreation manager for Forestry England Nick Wardlaw said: “Coming soon are new character sculptures to join Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child, as part of t

Cats Protection appeals for unwanted Christmas presents to support cats in its care

The gifts are needed for the branch’s fundraising auctions and tombolas for the year and no donation is too small.

Branch co-ordinator Sue Millward said: “We often ask for donations of unwanted gifts such as bottles (alcohol or non-alcohol), unopened toiletries, socks, books, clothes, games, accessories, pet items and more. Bigger items and items which may not be suitable for a tombola are used in our online auctions.”

While the branch is self-sufficient it’s dependent on funds raised locally