Stories of the week: August 6-12

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Son pays moving tribute to ‘best friend’ dad who died on the Matterhorn

The son of a Maidenhead man who died during a trek of the Matterhorn has paid tribute to his father who ‘never stopped smiling’.

Peter Rumble died along with his best friend Dennis ‘Robbie’ Robinson on the mountain of Mount Cervino in Italy after he went missing on Thursday, August 4.

Slough Borough Council refuses to name staff member who faces disciplinary hearing

Accusations of a ‘culture of self-protection’ have been levelled at Slough Borough Council (SBC) after it refused to identify a senior member of staff due to appear before a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

A document about the meeting, which the press and public are part excluded from, states that either the chief finance officer, monitoring officer or head of paid service will go before the panel where they could either be dismissed or face disciplinary action.

Robbers armed with sword raid Maidenhead supermarket

Robbers armed with a sword raided a Budgens supermarket in Maidenhead yesterday evening.

Two men entered the shop, in Highway Avenue, at about 9.40pm and stole a 'large quantity' of cigarettes before leaving.

Drug dealer who had £4,000-worth of cocaine is jailed

A prison sentence has been handed to a drug dealer from Slough after he was found to have £4,000-worth of cocaine in his possession.

Keithlyn Fleming, of Bideford Spur, was sentenced to two years and four months in jail at Reading Crown Court on Monday after admitting to being in possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Slough boxing club 'horrified' after being caught up in charity collection scam

The manager of a Slough boxing club said he was ‘horrified’ to learn that his club had been caught up in a fake charity collection scam.

Two youngsters were seen approaching shoppers in Peascod Street, Windsor, on Tuesday, claiming to be raising money on behalf of Slough Amateur Boxing Club, in Mercian Way.

Slough man charged with terrorism offence

A 20-year-old man from Slough was charged with a terrorism offence yesterday (Tuesday).

Taha Hussain, of Langtree Avenue, Slough, was arrested on Monday as part of a pre-planned operation by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU).

Royal Borough accused of imposing 'gagging order' on councillors

The Royal Borough has been accused of attempting to force a ‘gagging order’ on councillors.

Concern has been expressed that the terms of a new ‘Councillor Duty of Confidentiality Declaration’ could severely limit principles of open government.

Parish councillor apologises for 'shoot him' remark

A parish councillor who courted controversy with his comments about the on-going Cookham chicken farm debacle has issued an apology.

Cllr MJ Saunders, chairman of Cookham Parish Council’s Planning Committee, was criticised after he advised campaigners against the scheme to ensure they did not act ‘impetuously’ in pursuing the matter when the farm was discussed at a meeting on Tuesday.

Heartbroken daughter hits out at thieves who stole from her father's grave

A heartbroken daughter has hit out at thieves who stole a horse ornament from her father’s grave at Braywick cemetery.

Sarah Carr was devastated to find the horse statue she bought for her father’s grave was missing on Friday, July 29.

Watch: CCTV catches fraudster who admits he 'made the whole thing up'

A police caution has been handed to a carer who claimed he was injured during a collision at a car park in Slough.

The man, in his 50s, was given a caution on Tuesday, August 2, following the incident which took place at Halfords in Bath Road in November.

Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain visits Jeep's headquarters in Slough

Top footballers made an appearance at Thames Jeep in Bath Road on Saturday.

Juventus players Gonzalo Higuain and Andrea Barzagli were greeted by hoards of fans eager for selfies and to get their shirts signed.


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