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Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger has been awarded a CBE for services to rowing.

The 37-year-old, who lives in Maidenhead and trains at Marlow Rowing Club, was among a number of Olympic sporting stars to have been included in this year's New Year Honours list.

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen has also been awarded an OBE for services to equestrianism.


11:42 Mon 17 Dec 2012
Team GB rower Katherine Grainger came 11th in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photo courtesy of BBC. Katherine Grainger missed out on the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award last night but said her achievements in 2012 have been a dream come true. The Team GB rower was one of 12 shortlisted nominees but came 11th after picking up 28,626 of the 1,626,718 votes cast.
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11:48 Thu 13 Dec 2012
Helen Olympic medal winning hockey player Helen Richardson has coached pupils at the Dolphin School in Hurst. Helen, who won a bronze medal with the GB women's hockey team at London 2012, put pupils through their
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16:22 Tue 04 Dec 2012
Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs A golden chance for people to claim Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs. The Royal Borough will launch an eBay auction on Thursday with the sale of more than 300 items from the
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13:54 Fri 16 Nov 2012
Thousands turned out for the Torch Relay in Slough The overall cost to Slough of the Olympic and Paralympic Games could be 'horrifying'. A Slough Borough Council scrutiny meeting last night discussed how preparations for the games worked in practice and looked at the potential legacy for the town.
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14:14 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Jubilee River A £150,000 rowing and canoeing centre and an annual road race could bring a lasting Olympic legacy to Slough. The London 2012 canoeing events at Dorney Lake brought the Games to Slough's doorstep and
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16:05 Mon 05 Nov 2012
Zac Purchase Olympic rower Zac Purchase raised £600 for Marlow Rowing Club by auctioning himself off to take part in the club's long distance sculls race on Saturday last week. The silver medallist was a last minute
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10:25 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Maidenhead's Olympic hockey player, Hannah Macleod's bronze medal from London 2012 went missing last night after a team celebration in London. The 28-year-old announced the theft on Twitter last night. She said: "Had my Olympic
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11:24 Mon 22 Oct 2012
Sophie The triple gold medal winning equestrian star Sophie Christiansen says she is riding the crest of a wave since her triumph at London 2012. Sophie, 24, who lives in Boyn Hill Road in Maidenhead said
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11:59 Wed 17 Oct 2012
MP Dominic Grieve unveiled the golden pedestal at Boveney Lock to mark the London 2012 Games A golden summer of sporting success was commemorated at Boveney Lock. A pedestal, which houses the controls to the lock, was transformed by the Environment Agency (EA) with gold paint to mark Team GB's rowing success at Dorney Lake during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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10:31 Fri 28 Sep 2012
Watkins Olympic gold medal winning rower Anna Watkins will be honoured with a civic reception at Wokingham Borough Council on Wednesday. Watkins, 29, won gold in the women's double sculls at London 2012 with team-mate Katherine
12:44 Fri 14 Dec 2012
Slough Community Transport An Olympic themed mini-bus was launched on Tuesday by Slough Community Transport in order to serve members of the community. The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Chrissy Small was present to unveil the new gold coloured
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16:43 Tue 11 Dec 2012
l A paralympic gold medallist met some 'electric' young swimmers at Windsor's Leisure Centre on Saturday. Graham Edmunds is a lifelong competitive swimmer who was left disabled after a motorbile accident and won Paralympic gold at
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09:51 Tue 27 Nov 2012
Katherine Grainger (left) Katherine Grainger is one of the 12 shortlisted nominees for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The 37-year-old rower captured the hearts of the nation when she finally won Olympic gold during
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18:02 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Winning picture A dramatic shot of canoeists powering through the water at Dorney Lake ahead of the Olympic Games has been chosen as the winner of a photography competition. Former rowing coach Patrick White, of Kingswood Court
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09:53 Tue 06 Nov 2012
olympic Horse-friendly surface materials from an Olympic venue could be used to create a new outdoor arena at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) if plans are given the green light by the council. A controversial application for the new equine facility, which would be primarily used for teaching, is recommended for approval at a Maidenhead development control panel meeting on Thursday.
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17:01 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Police have arrested a 31-year-old man this afternoon after two bronze medals were stolen last night in London. The suspect is being held at a west London police station. Hockey Olympian Hannah Macleod, 28, from
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16:45 Tue 23 Oct 2012
Sophie Christiansen presents rewards Members of a disability arts group were given the gold seal of approval by Paralympic hero Sophie Christiansen at a celebratory ceremony on Wednesday. The three-time gold medal winner presented artists from the ArtAble group with cash rewards earned by the sale of their work in the ceremony at their Boyn Grove Community Resource Centre base in Courthouse Road, Maidenhead.
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12:19 Sun 21 Oct 2012
Olympic Torch London 2012's legacy for Windsor and Maidenhead is the subject of a report due before the cabinet on Wednesday. The 45-page document covers the work carried out in the run up to the Olympic and
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09:09 Sun 14 Oct 2012
Watkins A civic reception was staged to honour the achievements of Olympians and Paralympians at Wokingham Town Hall on Tuesday. Caversham-based gold medal winning rower Anna Watkins was guest of honour. She was joined by members of GB's women's hockey team, Paralympians, torchbearers and Games Makers and other local athletes.
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15:32 Wed 26 Sep 2012
grainger A gold medal-winning Olympian was the guest of honour at Claires Court's senior schools' speech day and prize-giving. Katherine Grainger MBE received a standing ovation from students at the event at the Magnet Leisure Centre
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18:45 Sat 30 Aug 2014
George Short Slough Town were held to a 1-1 draw by Histon at Holloways Park in a match that saw a flurry of red cards. The Rebels took the lead when Adam Cornell buried a chance at
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07:00 Thu 28 Aug 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene is looking for players to stand up and be counted in the final pre-season match on Saturday. Maids entertain Ruislip at Braywick in a double header with their 2nd
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07:00 Sat 30 Aug 2014
Cookham Dean captain Ben Millar (cente) celebrates a Taplow wicket. Skipper Ben Millar insisted he won't be taking the outcome of Cookham Dean's final two games for granted as the side attempts to close in on the TVL Division 2A championship. They lead the table
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07:00 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Tom Aggar GB para-rower Tom Aggar reached the final of the arms-shoulders single scull at the World Championships in Amsterdam. The Maidenhead rower put clearwater between himself and Russia's Alexey Chuvashev to win in the heat in
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18:00 Thu 28 Aug 2014
Ruth Dow Sisters from Maidenhead have been selected to compete at next month's Sainsbury's School Games. Ruth and Abigail Dow have been chosen for the England South West Women's rugby sevens side, and are two of 1,
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14:41 Mon 04 Aug 2014
England women with their silver medals Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh says she needs time to consider whether now is the best time to retire after England's women won silver at the Commonwealth Games after a drama-filled final. England were leading 1-0, thanks
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