Stories of the week: July 6 - July 12

Stories of the week: July 6 - July 12

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Nick Mayo

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Stories of the week: July 6 - July 12

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.

 Street food festival forced to move after complaints from businesses

The organiser of a popular street food festival in Maidenhead has said she 'will carry on stronger' after the decision was made to relocate it following complaints from surrounding businesses.

The first event took place in King Street in May before being confirmed as a monthly fixture and returning to the town on Friday.

Beleaguered Golden Cross to become a 'pub with manners'

The new team charged with restoring the battered reputation of Twyford's Golden Cross have said they are determined to turn it into a 'pub with manners'.

The problem-plagued watering hole in Waltham Road has been shut for a major makeover and is expected to re-open on Monday.

Hero dog saves woman from arson attack

An arson attack victim in Burnham has said her dog 'deserves a medal' for saving her life by raising the alarm.

Renna Harman's German shepherd Jess leapt to the rescue when a blaze started in Maypole Road at about 3am on Monday.

Two on trial accused of 90-minute street robbery spree

Drive-by street robbers armed with weapons went on a 90-minute spree around Windsor, Ascot and Datchet, it was alleged in court on Wednesday.

Kenneth Romney, 42, of Hanover Way, Dedworth, and Mohammed Hussain, 32, of Seymour Road, Chalvey, are standing trial at Reading Crown Court.

Flats evacuated after bedroom fire in Chalvey

A bedroom was nearly destroyed in a fire in Chalvey which resulted in the evacuation of a block of flats.

Two appliances from Slough Fire Station were called to a second floor flat in Paxton Avenue on Monday.

M4 set to be expanded to four lanes in peak times

Government plans have been put forward to expand the M4 motorway to four lanes in a bid to ease congestion during peak periods.

The Highways Agency wants to create a 'managed motorway' between junctions three and 12 to help relieve congestion on the busy commuter link.

Royal baby fever in Windsor

Royal baby fever is sweeping the nation, with a new prince or princess expected to arrive any day soon.

The Duchess of Cambridge's exact due date has not been revealed, but the future heir to the throne is expected to be born this month.

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