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Stories of the week: January 23-29

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.


Slough teenager jailed for 14 years for stabbing of Windsor man in 'revenge' attack

A Slough teenager who attempted to murder a 22-year-old Windsor man just yards away from a school has been jailed for 14 years.

Following a two week trial in December, 17-year-old Jared Pans-Matic was found guilty of stabbing Alexander Priestley during an attack in Bell View, Windsor.


Closing arguments delivered in trial of mother accused of causing or allowing the death of her child

The trial of an Old Windsor mum accused of causing or allowing the death of her 23-month-old daughter has continued into its fifth day. Kirsty Lee, of Grove Close, is on trial at Guildford Crown Court charged with causing or allowing the death of toddler Cara Lee-Fanus.


Man, 60, dies after suffering suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in Whistley Green

A 60-year-old man who was taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a house in Whistley Green yesterday has died.

The man died in the early hours of this morning at Royal Berkshire Hospital.


Trial date set for Maidenhead man accused of encouraging support for Islamic State

A father-of-one from Maidenhead has appeared at the Old Bailey after being charged with encouraging support for Islamic State.

Mohammed Sufiyan Choudry, of Laggan Road, addressed the court this morning via video link from Wandsworth Prison, speaking only to confirm his name.


Family of man who died in Jubilee River appeal for bridge to be named after him

The family of a man who died in the Jubilee River has launched a petition calling on Eton Town Council to change its mind about refusing to name a footbridge after him.

Michael Scaife, of Trelawney Avenue, Langley, died in August when he jumped into the Jubilee River to help save a friend who had got into difficulty in the water.


More than £11m cut from Royal Borough's maintained schools budget

More than £11m will be trimmed from the Royal Borough's maintained schools budget – for schools that it directly funds as local education authority.

For 2016/17, the borough has budgeted £42,127,000 for maintained schools, compared to £53,544,000 last year, a reduction of £11,417,000.


Burnham Park Academy set to axe local governing bodies

The controversial academy chain that runs Burnham Park Academy is scrapping local governing bodies.

Governors at the Opendale Road school were told this week they would be replaced by “academy ambassadorial advisory bodies” by February.


Long delays expected until 'April or May' ahead of work on major Slough roundabout

Work is set to begin on a £5.5m project to create a new ‘hamburger’ roundabout in Slough.

Motorists are being warned to expect long delays from January 31 until ‘April or May’ as work begins on the Copthorne roundabout.


Royal Borough leader asks why emergency services can't fill in for each other

Royal Borough leader David Burbage has called on firefighters, paramedics and police to perform each other's jobs.

The Conservative councillor for Bray was writing a blog on the Conservative Home website. 


Sir Nicholas Winton memorial could include engravings of his favourite sayings

Sir Nicholas Winton's favourite sayings could be carved into rocks in a memorial garden set to be built to commemorate his key role in saving Jewish children from Nazi persecution.

The Royal Borough's proposed budget's capital programme sets aside £100,000 to build a memorial in the park, subject to approval from Sir Nicholas' family.

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