Stories of the week: March 2-9

Stories of the week: March 2-9

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Sonia Kapur

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Stories of the week: March 2-9

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. Man killed in Datchet fire is named and was a 'hoarder' in his eighties

Fire ripped through a home in Datchet on Wednesday morning and claimed the life of Donald Starkey, believed to be in his 80s. He was a father to four sons and neighbours said he was an quiet man. Read the full tribute.

2. Baby death trial: Father jailed for six and a half years

After a lengthy trial a father was found guilty of manslaughter after the death of his baby Jordan who was just five-weeks-old. Simon Hathaway was jailed for nearly seven years. His wife Anne walked free.

 

3. Holyport College lashes out at Bray Parish Council on Twitter

It's been a war of words on social media this week. First Bray Parish Council objected plans for new free school Holyport College in Holyport. Their decision led to the administrator of the school's Twitter account criticising the parish of poor democracy. A final decision about the school will be made by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

 

4. Sandford Farm: Head of development to decide Mohawk Way plans

There's a plan for 27 new homes next to Sandford Farm near Woodley and Charvil. The head of development for Wokingham Borough Council will now make the decision.

 

5. Cash boost of £100k will help give Slough town centre an 'identity'

Slough Borough Council have the cash to boost trade in the town centre in order to counter the decline of the high street. A new Town Team could be formed to develop a plan. We asked the public this week what they wanted to see in their town.

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