Stories of the week: July 16-22

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.


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Almost £30m to be spent on extra school places in Royal Borough

Nearly £30 million could be spent by the council to provide 1,244 new secondary school places in the Royal Borough – almost 50 per cent more cash than previously planned.

A paper on the expansion of secondary schools was discussed at the children’s services overview and scrutiny panel on Tuesday, before the issue goes before the council cabinet next week.

Police hunt two men after Windsor knife attack

Two men armed with a knife left a victim with ‘serious facial injuries’ following an attack in Windsor.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after the assault on Saturday, July 9.

Body of 19-year-old man recovered from Wraysbury lake

The body of a 19-year-old man was recovered from Lammas Lake in Wraysbury on Tuesday.

Surrey Police were called to the lake in Wraysbury Road at 5.50pm following reports from South East Coast Ambulance Service of concern for the safety of a man in the water.

Firefighters from across Berkshire tackle house fire in Canon Hill Way

Fire crews from across Berkshire spent the evening tackling a house fire in Canon Hill Way on Wednesday.

The alert was raised at about 6.10pm and seven fire engines from fire stations including Maidenhead, Slough and Reading rushed to the scene.

Robbers target Cippenham shop armed with iron bar

Shop customers who witnessed a robbery are being asked to come forward to help a police investigation.

At about 10.50pm on Tuesday, four males entered the One Stop shop in Elmshott Lane, Cippenham, all wearing face coverings.

Delay over Slough ice rink 'should feature in manual of worst council practice'

A disability skating charity says it feels 'totally let down' after Slough Borough Council (SBC) delayed the decision for a temporary ice rink for the second time.

Absolutely Ice, in Montem Lane, is due to be closed in November in order for a £7.7m refurbishment to be carried out at the arena.

Pictures and video: Designs released for possible Heathrow expansion

Heathrow Airport has released new concept art of what a possible expansion could look like in a bid to prove its plans are 'ready-to-go'.

Grimshaw Architects was appointed to produce the images which show what the inside and outside of the airport would look like.

Petition set up against Claires Court expansion proposals

A petition against the proposed development of 157 homes in Cannon Lane has received more than 250 signatures.

The petition is in response to a public consultation held by Claires Court Schools over plans which would see its three school sites in Maidenhead combined to create a new single campus.

Maidenhead experiences warmest night for decades as heatwave hits

Some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the town were experienced on Tuesday.

By 3pm, the mercury had hit a high of 33.1C (91.58F), just off Maidenhead’s previous record of 34.9C (94.82F) in July 2015, as the country sizzled and trains were forced to run at delayed speeds in order to cope.

Maidenhead woman calls out employee who sent her lewd message on LinkedIn

A 19-year-old has stood up to ‘vulgar and awful’ behaviour by naming and shaming a man who sent her a lewd message on a professional networking site.

Kayley White, a trainee accountant, received the message after putting out a post on LinkedIn advertising jobs at her company, as well as one asking if anyone knew of any part-time weekend work.


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