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London Olympics & Paralympics 2012 News

London 2012 Olympics

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.

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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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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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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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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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
16:29 Tue 18 Sep 2012
Angry Mill Lane residents A mini-roundabout removed at the insistance of Olympic officials must be restored at once 'before someone is killed'. That is the grim warning from Carol Meakin, who lives in Mill Lane, Windsor. She is at
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09:54 Thu 02 Aug 2012
Windsor Castle Olympic Lights Olympic excitement came to the centre of Windsor last night. Excited spectators gazed in amazement as rowing triumphs past and present were illuminated on the side of Windsor Castle. The extraordinary display of digital images
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16:03 Tue 24 Jul 2012
Angela Cassidy The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is set to be screened at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead on Friday. Entry to the event in the Long Barn at the Altwood Road
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15:19 Fri 20 Jul 2012
Gareth A photography exhibition which captures the spirit of the Olympics has opened in the village. Gareth Jones's 'Faster Higher Stronger' exhibition is now open at the HaaHoos caf in Church Street, and includes action shots
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15:22 Wed 06 Jun 2012
Dorney_CREDITLondon2012 Team GB has announced 48 of the rowers who will compete at this summer's Olympic games in Dorney. The team for the event on Dorney Lake includes several well known faces including Mark Hunter and
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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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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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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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13:51 Fri 21 Sep 2012
Asa The most incredible, unforgettable experience of my life. That is how 23-year-old Asa Marshal described the experience of taking part in the Paralympic opening ceremony. Asa, of Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, uses a wheelchair or
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10:41 Mon 13 Aug 2012
Croskell A flag-waving family from Twyford found a novel way to celebrate Great British success at the Olympics. Andrew Croskell and his young family spent the Games 'growing for gold' after planting three huge sunflowers to
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16:50 Mon 30 Jul 2012
police small A German man has been charged today on suspicion of ticket touting near Eton Dorney Lake. George Doran, of Scharnikau in Hanover, was charged after being arrested yesterday afternoon in Maidenhead Road, Windsor, for selling
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19:44 Fri 20 Jul 2012
Torch Facilities at Reading Rugby Club are in line for an internal facelift thanks to Olympic legacy funding. The sports club in Sonning Lane last week received £50,000 from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund to
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08:32 Fri 29 Jun 2012
Colleton An afternoon of Olympic-themed sports activities is planned for the Colleton School summer party on Sunday. A global caf will sell international food, donated by parents, and there will also be a second-hand bike stall,
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19:10 Sat 20 Dec 2014
Football Farnborough 1-1 Maidenhead United A late penalty save from Elvijs Putnins ensured Maidenhead United secured a point at Farnborough to bring their losing streak to an end. All the goals came in the first half,
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17:28 Sat 20 Dec 2014
rugby Reading (10) 27, Maidenhead (5) 17 Maidenhead finished second best in this gritty derby at Holme Park as they struggled to turn possession into points while also believing they did not get their fair share
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16:45 Thu 13 Nov 2014
Datchet CC chairman Paul Tilley Datchet Cricket Club 1sts will play in the Home Counties Premier League (HCPL) next season. Usually only the winners of Thames Valley League (TVL) Division 1 are invited to join, but champions Kew CC did
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11:30 Thu 20 Nov 2014
Katherine Grainger (left) with Anna Watkins in 2012 Katherine Grainger said she was 'happy' with her comeback performance at this weekend's GB Rowing Team's assessment in Boston, Lincolnshire. In her first competitive race in the UK since winning gold at London 2012, Maidenhead-resident
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17:28 Sun 21 Dec 2014
MAC u13s girls team Maidenhead Athletic Club (MAC) juniors competed well against the best in the county in the u13s and u15s County Sportshall Championships league meeting at Thames Valley Athletics Centre. After an outstanding afternoon against some of
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18:30 Wed 17 Dec 2014
Mark Hutchinson Maidenhead men's 1sts finished the year with a 1-1 draw at PHC Chiswick - their sixth drawn match from 11 starts in MBB&O Regional 1. Mark Hutchinson scored for the visitors, who are now sixth
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