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Stories of the week: February 20-26

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.


Teenage girl raped in broad daylight in Grenfell Park

A teenage girl was raped in broad daylight as she walked through Grenfell Park on Saturday.

The girl was walking through the park in Maidenhead shortly after 2.30pm when she was approached from behind by a man and raped.


Man charged after car strikes mother pushing pram in Courthouse Road

A mother who was pushing a child in a pram was injured when a car left the road in Courthouse Road in Maidenhead yesterday evening.

The child was unhurt, but the woman was taken to Wexham Park Hospital with an arm injury. It is not believed to be serious.


Robbers armed with knife and broken bottle target woman with a pram in Slough

Police have confirmed that armed robbers threatened a mother who was pushing her 16-month-old baby boy in a pram.

An appeal was launched after woman was threatened with a knife and a broken glass bottle before being robbed in Lake Street on Thursday, February 11 at 2.30pm.


Prime Minister David Cameron visits Slough to talk about EU referendum

David Cameron was at the O2 head offices in Slough on Tuesday to talk to staff and take questions on whether Britain should remain in the European Union.

Introducing himself to the large crowd which gathered at the offices in Bath Road, the PM was met with laughter when he said it was ‘great to be in Slough’.


Campaigners hit out at councils for high number of taxi and private hire licences

Child protection campaigners have slammed Slough Borough Council (SBC) and the Royal Borough for issuing an ‘unusually large’ 2,500 taxi and private hire licences.

The Express can reveal Slough Borough Council, with a population of 122,000, has 901 licensed drivers.


Traders hit out at decision to scrap free Sunday parking in Maidenhead

A decision by the council to scrap free Sunday parking in Maidenhead without any consultation has been condemned by traders and organisations in the town centre.

The new tariff was approved as part of the borough’s budget meeting on Tuesday and will see charges imposed on those without Advantage Cards.


Crossrail to be renamed The Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen

Crossrail will be renamed the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen, it was announced on Tuesday.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the stretch between Reading and Shenfield via Maidenhead, Slough and central London will be called the Elizabeth Line from 2018.


Couple wins £32million lottery jackpot after visit to the Drunken Fish in Datchet

A Saturday night trip to a Datchet fish and chip shop was life changing for a couple visiting the village.

Gerry and Lisa Cannings, from near Peterborough, were visiting Gerry’s dad in Datchet when they bought a lottery ticket on a visit to the Drunken Fish.


Twyford mum does time in Maidenhead Police Station for son's charity

The food was the worst part of a 12-hour spell in police custody for a Twyford mum who has raised almost £4,000 for a drug misuse charity she founded 10 years ago.

Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, of Hurst Park Road, was locked up in Maidenhead Police Station at noon on Tuesday to kick off Operation Lock Up.


In or Out? Where do our politicians stand on the EU referendum?

Britons will be asked if they think the United Kingdom should leave the European Union (EU) at a referendum in June.

Theresa May MP has backed staying in the European Union following discussions last week where David Cameron claimed he has secured a ‘special status’ for Britain.

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