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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.