Stories of the week: May 25-31

Stories of the week: May 25-31


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Stories of the week: May 25-31

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.

Pilot pedestrianisation of Peascod Street to become permanent

A pilot pedestrianisation of part of Peascod Street is set to become permanent after councillors agreed the scheme was good for Windsor.

Royal Borough cabinet members voted in favour of keeping a new layout in Lower Peascod Street, implemented in spring last year.

'Dangerous predatory' rapist who hunted down vulnerable victim found guilty

Police have welcomed the conviction of a 'dangerous predatory offender who needs to be locked up to ensure the safety of young women'.

Arshad Arif, of Belfast Avenue, Slough, was found guilty of two counts of rape.


'Why did it take police four days to find my dead son Karl Josiah?'

A father has criticised the police after his dead son was found four days after he died on the side of the M4 motorway.

An inquest on Thursday at Windsor Guildhall heard how Karl Josiah, 23, was found dead in his mother's Renault Clio off the eastbound carriageway after crashing in January.

Woman sexually assaulted on secluded footpath in early hours

A woman was sexually assaulted while walking along The Gullet in Maidenhead this week.

The victim was approached by an Asian man in a black hooded top as she walked near Brunel Close at about 5.30am.

Simpson trial: Jury considers its verdicts

A jury has been considering its verdicts in the case of a Maidenhead pensioner accused of three counts of arson.

Malcolm Simpson, 68, has been standing trial at Reading Crown Court since Monday last week over allegations he torched his neighbour's house twice and set fire to another neighbour's truck.

VIDEO: Soul singer Jamie Bruce talks about The Voice

Soul singing hopeful Jamie Bruce will be battling for a place in the live rounds of The Voice tonight.

The 34-year-old, who grew up in Winkfield Road where his family still live, said the show has some 'exciting and tense moments'.

Pinewood Studios appeals against expansion plan refusal

Pinewood Studios has appealed against the refusal of its multi-million pound expansion plans.

The Iver Heath film studios this week submitted to the Planning Inspectorate an appeal against the refusal of planning permission.

Dinton Pastures play park given the green light

Plans for a multi-sensory 'destination' play area for children of all ages in Dinton Pastures have been approved.

Wokingham Borough Council’s (WBC) decision-making executive this week rubber-stamped plans for the £500,000 play park.


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