Stories of the week: March 29 - April 6

Stories of the week: March 29 - April 6


Sonia Kapur

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Stories of the week: March 29 - April 6

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. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Slough and Britwell

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Britwell yesterday morning when The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new Britwell Community Centre. They also visited the Mars factory in the heart of Slough. At the factory, their tour included the company's new research and development facility and the Maltesers packing line. See our photos from Britwell and share your photos with us on Twitter @ExpressSeries


2. Alpaca herd protect new born lambs from foxes

A family of alpacas has been transported across Hurst village to help protect new born lambs from marauding foxes. The five foot tall llama-like alpacas are keeping a watchful eye over the tiny lambs and preventing foxes from swaggering into their Sandford Lane field. See our photos.

3. Months of misery for motorists ends as major roadworks finish

Motorists can finally breathe a sigh of relief as road works on the A4 Bath Road in Taplow were completed on Sunday.

National Grid workmen packed up their equipment allowing commuters, residents and business owners to breathe a collective sigh of relief.


4. VIDEO: Highlights from 2013 Maidenhead Easter 10 race

See highlights from the annual race which took place in Maidenhead last weekend which saw more than 1,000 runners take part. A record number of people registered to take part in the 10-mile run, which started and ended at Maidenhead Office Park in Westacott Way.


5. Police hunt Slough pub attacker who bit man's ear

An attack in a Slough pub left a man needing surgery after having part of his ear bitten off.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the altercation which happened at the Cherry Pickers in Stoke Poges Lane at about 1am on Sunday.


6. Daughter of Boris Berezovsky pays tribute to him

The daughter of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has paid tribute to her father following his death. In a statement released through police, Arina Berezovsky said: "I didn't know my dad very well but what I did know is that he really loved his family and that he was always happy around his children and grandchildren."


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