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Stories of the week: January 9-15

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.

Visit our websites every Saturday for the main news stories over the last seven days in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham. Click on the links to read the full story.


Woman ends up in hospital following kidnapping in Slough

A young woman ended up in hospital following a kidnapping in Slough.

At 4.15pm on Saturday, January 9, the woman, who is aged in her late 20s, was in Church Street when she was approached by a man who insisted that she got into his car.

Slough pensioner found not guilty of the manslaughter of her husband

It took a jury just four hours to determine that a pensioner from Slough is not guilty of the manslaughter of her husband.

Joan Downing, 72, was accused of leaving her 82-year-old husband, Maurice Downing, to die at the couple’s home in Granville Avenue.

'Mini tornado' rips through Cox Green

Firefighters had to be called on Sunday night after a ‘mini tornado ripped through Cox Green’.

The freak weather phenomenon ripped tiles from roofs, brought down trees and left rubbish strewn across streets.

Three leisure facilities to be given £33.4m investment

A staggering £33.4m is to be spent on developing leisure facilities in Slough despite cabinet announcing last month there will be £38m cuts to vital services.

Members of Slough Borough Council’s (SBC) cabinet will meet on Monday to discuss the progress made towards delivering three capital projects.

Raw sewage floods Dedworth flats and drives residents out of their homes

A deluge of raw sewage forced one family to abandon their home after it flooded their flat in Dedworth.

Residents in the block of 12 flats in Filmer Road were confronted with the sewage flooding their hallway and entering their flats early on Thursday, January 7.

Concerns raised over Phoenix Gym relocation plan after flooding in Fifield

Flooding in Fifield has reignited debate over plans to build a new base for a popular gymnastics club in the village.

Phoenix Gymnastics Club is having to leave its Oakley Green home and has submitted plans for a purpose-built centre on land north of Long Lea Nursing Home.

Station Road to be re-opened to traffic one-way northbound

Slough Borough Council has announced that, from February, Station Road will be open one-way northbound.

In a statement, it said that after three months of the initial traffic experiment seeing the road under the bridge closed to traffic, it will start a new experiment.

Six officers sacked from Thames Valley Police for misconduct in 2015

Six officers at Thames Valley Police were sacked and 10 were given a final written warning in 2015 for offences including the assault of a colleague and not paying for fizzy drinks.

A report revealed misconduct outcomes between January and November last year.

Protestors demand relief road ahead of possible relocation of depot

Furious residents from Iver were out in force on Monday hoping to highlight the need for a relief road to the visiting HS2 select committee.

Protesters waved placards and dressed in fancy dress to alert passers-by to their plight.

In pictures: Hundreds of swimmers take part in 31st Maidenhead Swimarathon

Hundreds of swimmers made a splash at the 31st annual Maidenhead Swimarathon.

The event, which is organised by the Lions Club of Maidenhead, saw up to 800 swimmers compete against each other.

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