Stories of the week: February 9-15

Stories of the week: February 9-15


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Stories of the week: February 9-15

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

Visit our websites every Saturday for the main news stories over the last seven days in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham. Click on the links to read the full story.

1. Armed robbery causes delays in Shaggy Calf Lane

A taxi driver was assaulted in an attempted armed robbery after two men pulled a gun out having been picked up. They were both picked up at 6.30am from outside Easy Gym, in High Street, Slough, but during the journey one of the men pulled a gun out and assaulted the driver.


2. Royal Borough to 'force off' Shurlock Road travellers

Travellers camped illegally on land at Waltham St Lawrence will be forced off if they don't leave. The Royal Borough has said it intends to take 'direct action' if the 40-plus occupants don't quit Five Oaks Farm in Shurlock Road - although no timeframe has been put in place. Time on an eviction notice ran out on Monday but the travellers said they had no intention of going.


3. Husband who installed CCTV camera in wife's bedroom cleared

A husband who installed a CCTV camera in his wife's bedroom has been cleared of harassment. Peter Mason, of Belgrave Road, Slough, appeared at Maidenhead Magistrates Court. The 70-year-old installed cameras in his wife Diane Mason's bedroom and on the landing in July last year.


4. Buckinghamshire NHS Trust faces death rate investigation

The NHS Trust behind Marlow Community Hospital is one of nine set to be probed over its death rates. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which also governs Wycombe Hospital, will be investigated because it is an outlier on mortality indicators - in other words it has higher than expected death rates.


5. Theresa May named UK's second most powerful woman in survey

Maidenhead MP Theresa May has been named second only to the Queen in a list of the UK's most powerful women. A BBC survey ranked the Home Secretary as runner-up in the list of 100 influential women, compiled by a panel of judges for Radio 4's Woman's Hour.


6. Langley Manor School parents fight school's closure

Parents of children at Langley Manor Prep School are fighting a decision to close the school. They have launched an online campaign after they were left with more questions than answers following a meeting to discuss the closure.


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