Stories of the week: July 30-August 5

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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Investigation launched after 'amazing' Slough teacher dies in motorbike crash

An investigation has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following the death of a Slough school teacher.

Ahmed Bafadhel, 28, of Alpha Street North, Slough, died on Sunday, following a collision while he was riding on his motorcycle.

Inquest hears 24-year-old shot himself with father's shotgun

A 24-year-old man found dead in Bray earlier this year shot himself in the head, an inquest heard today.

Neil Porter, who lived with family in Windsor Road, died on the morning of Wednesday, March 9.

Teenage boy robbed at knifepoint in community centre car park

A 16-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint in Bourne End on Tuesday.

The boy was riding his moped in the Bourne End Community Centre car park in Wakeman Road between 10.15pm and 10.30pm when he was approached by two men who were travelling in a silver Vauxhall Astra.

Donations flood in after Maidenhead Foodshare burglary

Generous members of the community have stepped up to help Maidenhead Foodshare after it was hit by a burglary on Thursday night.

The break-in prompted an urgent appeal for donations after about £1,000-worth of food was stolen from the foodbank's base in New Market in King Street.

Man charged in connection with Cippenham murder

A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with an incident in Cippenham on Christmas Eve.

Joseph Storr, of Jellicoe Close, Cippenham, was charged with one count of murder by Thames Valley Police on Monday.

Nail salon faces heavy fine after illegal workers are discovered by Home Office

A nail salon in Slough could be facing a six figure fine after immigration officers discovered five employees had entered the country illegally.

On Friday, July 29, the Home Office visited JK Nails in the Queensmere Shopping Centre in the High Street, to question workers and to check whether they had the right to live and work in the UK.

CCTV image released after dog attack leaves man with multiple injuries

A CCTV image has been released in connection with a dog attack which left a 63-year-old man with a number of injuries.

The victim was walking in Salt Hill Park at about 9pm on Monday, May 30, when he was attacked by a large dog.

Aircraft makes emergency landing at Ascot Racecourse

A light aircraft made an emergency landing at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday.

The plane, which was carrying four people, landed on the racecourse at about 6.30pm after it encountered a problem in the air.

First Crossrail train put to the test

The first of a fleet of 66 trains which will operate  as part of the Crossrail project has been unveiled as it took to a test track in Derby.

The ‘Class 345’ train was put under scrutiny at the Bombardier Transportation test track on Friday, with it due to enter service in May 2017 between Liverpool Street and Shenfield in Essex.

Glittering future for Windsor's iconic Crooked House

One of Windsor’s most renowned buildings, which has stood empty for more than a year, looks set to be transformed into a high-end jewellery store.

The Crooked House, otherwise known as Market Cross House, will become the new home of jewellers Jersey Pearl.


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