Stories of the week: July 13-19

Stories of the week: July 13-19


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Stories of the week: July 13-19

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.

Maidenhead and Slough voted for in top 100 'crap' towns

A list of the UK's 100 worst places to live in Britain has been revealed and includes both Maidenhead and Slough.

The East Berkshire destinations have been voted for be members of the public and appear in the list along with towns including Croydon, Plymouth and Hull.

Advisors brought in to stop red kites clogging up airspace

Householders near White Waltham Airfield are being urged not to feed red kites.

Representatives from National England, the government's advisor on the natural environment, have been drafted in to help find ways of preventing the birds clogging up the airspace.

Three charged with manslaughter over Boulters Lock death

Three men have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a man following a 'disturbance' near Boulters Lock in Maidenhead last year.

Marcin Pastuszczak died in hospital on Thursday, November 8, following an incident the previous evening.

Village faces nightmare possibility of runway on its doorstep

A village where Magna Carta was signed 800 years ago now faces the nightmare possibility of a third Heathrow runway on its doorstep.

Villagers in Wraysbury happily preparing to celebrate the momentous historic event in two years, got a rude shock on Wednesday.

Wexham Park Hospital 'failing to protect the welfare of patients'

A damning report has found Wexham Park Hospital is not meeting seven national standards and is 'failing to protect the welfare of patients'.

Inspectors at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released findings today of an unannounced visit to the Slough hospital in May.

Dog Walker thanks 'heroic' rescuers

A dog walker who dived into the Jubilee River to save his beloved pet has issued a heartfelt thanks to the mystery rescuers who saved him from drowning.

Neville Milner from Slough was taking advantage of the hot weather on Sunday as he walked his Miniature Staff Rocco along riverbank at about 6.30pm.

Marlow Bridge to be closed for more than a month

Marlow Bridge will be closed to all vehicles for more than a month while maintenance works take place.

The bridge, at the bottom of Marlow High Street, will be closed from July 29 until August 31, leaving part of the high street inaccessible to vehicles.

£500,000 play park secures award-winning designers

An ambitious £500,000 adventure play park will soon see children exploring underground tunnels and speeding down zip wires at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

RHS Gold Medal and BBC People’s Choice Award-winning Davies White Landscape Architects will begin work in September and should finish by April 2014.

Traders left out of pocket by A4 Bath Road resurfacing works

Furious traders say latest road closures on the A4 Bath Road in Taplow have 'devastated' their businesses.

Takings have plummeted since the road began closing on Monday last week from 7pm each weeknight.

Norden Farm left in dark over Desborough Suite revamp plans

Bosses of the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts say they have been kept in the dark over sweeping council plans to create a multi-purpose theatre complex in the heart of Maidenhead.

The Royal Borough is considering spending anywhere between £1.5m and £12m on  transforming the Desborough suite.


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