Stories of the week: June 8 - 14

Stories of the week: June 8 - 14

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: June 8 - 14

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.


VIDEO: 'Kate' greets crowds at Windsor Castle

Living a double life as Kate Middleton has it's ups and downs for look-a-like Gabriella Douglas.

The former Windsor Girl School pupil has been moonlighting as the Duchess of Cambridge for two years and is one of Britain’s top look-a-likes.

Bacon put through Maidenhead mosque letterbox

A slice of bacon was posted through the letterbox of Maidenhead mosque in an attack believed to be part of an anti-Muslim backlash following horrific events in Woolwich.

Staff discovered the rasher, placed in an envelope, when they unlocked the mosque on Monday morning.

Police investigate arson after Windsor Park Street fire

A massive blaze that ripped through a Grade II-listed home in Windsor's Park Street last month could have been started deliberately.

Investigating officer PC Devjeet Hunjan said the Park Street blaze on May 7 is being treated by officers as an 'arson investigation'

Slough Empire Cinema fight leaves worker with broken nose

Slough's Empire Cinema was damaged on Tuesday after a fight left one member of staff with a broken nose.

It happened at about 9pm when two men became abusive towards staff. A fight broke out and the men, who were with a girl, left the building and then returned.

Teenage members of judo club banned from sports centre

A judo club section which includes socially deprived teenagers has had to move after they were told by the centre manager that they were not welcome.

Danielle Batt, 23, who runs the Slough Judo Club, was told that senior members were banned from the centre, after it was claimed one of its members damaged a fence.

'Outsiders' battle on the streets of Windsor

Revellers from outside the area fought on the streets of Windsor leading to one suspect being charged on suspicion of possessing a weapon.

Police said two large groups from outside of the town were involved in an altercation at around 3am on Monday.

Bright future for Burnham High Street according to traders

Traders have said they believe Burnham High Street is surviving the tough economic climate and has a positive future.

In a survey conducted by the High Street Association and Think! Burnham in April, 61 per cent of business owners said they thought footfall had increased in the last year.

Threat to Twyford's youth and children services in Government cuts

Radical changes to youth and children's services in Twyford are being considered by cash-strapped Wokingham Borough Council (WBC).

It says tough decisions need to be made after a £1.3m reduction in funding from central Government.

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