Stories of the week: May 18 - 24

Stories of the week: May 18 - 24


Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: May 18 - 24

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. Family pay tribute to attack victim Kamran Maman

The family of Kamran Maman have paid tribute to a father 'who loved his son more than anything in this world'.

Mr Maman died at Wexham Park Hospital on Monday after being attacked in Brammas Close in Chalvey.

2. Maidenhead muslims show solidarity following mosque attack

Muslims in Maidenhead have made a show of solidarity and condemnation after a mosque was vandalised in the aftermath of horrific incidents in Woolwich.

Maidenhead Mosque, in Holmanleaze, had a window of a fire exit smashed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday - the night after a soldier killed.

3. Court hears how girl, 17, was raped in Salt Hill Park after out clubbing

A schoolgirl was raped in a muddy Slough park after being taken to the town in a taxi, a court heard.

Arshad Arif, of Belfast Avenue, Slough, is on trial at Reading Crown Court, after pleading not guilty to two counts of rape.

4. CCTV images released after air rifle pub shooting

CCTV images have been released by police of people officers want to speak with in connection with an affray in Ascot.

Police said around six men were involved in the fight at the Royal Foresters Pub in London Road on Tuesday, May 7 at 8.55pm.

5. Dad attacked while playing tennis with sons on Sunday afternoon

A father-of-two was taken to hospital after being punched and kicked by two men while playing tennis with his sons in Maidenhead.

The unprovoked attacked in the Larchfield area, left the 44-year-old man with a serious gash on his forehead which required stitches on Sunday.

6. VIDEO: Maidenhead singer songwriter competes in The Voice

It's a big week for Sean Rumsey as he bids to become the next winner of The Voice.

The 26-year-old from Maidenhead is due on screen again this weekend in the battle round of the BBC talent show.

7. Simpson trial: Neighbour claims defendent was 'obsessed' with victim

The neighbour of a pensioner standing trial for arson has told the court the defendant was 'obsessed' with the woman whose Maidenhead home he allegedly tried to burn down.

The evidence against Malcolm Simpson was heard on Wednesday.

8. Khalsa School still set to open in Stoke Poges this September

The Khalsa free school is still set to open in Stoke Poges despite plans being withdrawn this week.

The Slough Sikh Education Trust (SSET) had applied to change the use of offices at Pioneer House in Hollybush Hill into Khalsa Secondary Academy.

9. Housing crisis sees London's homeless moved to Slough

The UK has spent almost £2billion housing vulnerable homeless families in short-term temporary accommodation.

New research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, demonstrates the dramatic scale of Britain's housing crisis.

10. Windsor Park Street Fire: Restoration work to begin by end of the week

A council conservation officer told borough councillors restoration of a home in Park Street in Windsor virtually destroyed by fire could start by the end of the week.

She was speaking to members of the Royal Borough's Windsor urban development control panel at the Guildhall last night.


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